Ann Bednarz

Assistant Managing Editor, Features

I write feature stories aimed at enterprise IT pros. I’m particularly interested in career-related subjects, such as hiring trends, salary data, in-demand skills and staffing strategies. I can’t resist stories about buildings and architectural design.

14 hot networking jobs, skills for 2017

14 hot networking jobs, skills for 2017

Employers are more willing to negotiate pay rates, reports Robert Half Technology.

VR, machine learning drive tech job market

VR, machine learning drive tech job market

Demand for virtual reality experts and machine learning engineers is spiking as enterprise adoption of these technologies grows.

First look: Vikings stadium caters to connected fans

First look: Vikings stadium caters to connected fans

Wireless access points and a distributed antenna system are designed to boost wi-fi and cellular coverage, and a Vikings stadium app puts content and services in fans' hands.

MOOCs put a new spin on professional development

MOOCs put a new spin on professional development

MOOCs can bring agility and efficiency to enterprise IT training and skills development.

Tech CEOs rake in the big bucks

Tech CEOs rake in the big bucks

Among 61 tech companies, Oracle awarded the biggest CEO pay package -- twice. Co-chief executives Mark Hurd and Safra Catz each netted compensation valued at $53.2 million.

25 best cities for jobs

25 best cities for jobs

Tech positions are among the in-demand jobs in most of these 25 cities.

Cisco retools core routing and switching certification to sharpen focus on SDN, IoT

Cisco retools core routing and switching certification to sharpen focus on SDN, IoT

The refreshed CCNA Routing and Switching certification reflects new skills requirements brought on by digital transformations.

5 ways Microsoft has improved SharePoint security

5 ways Microsoft has improved SharePoint security

Revamped SharePoint platform enables more granular security controls, hybrid cloud and on-premise auditing and BYO encryption keys

25 highest paying companies: Which tech co outranks Google, Facebook and Microsoft?

25 highest paying companies: Which tech co outranks Google, Facebook and Microsoft?

Tech companies snag 20 spots on Glassdoor's ranking of 25 highest paying companies in America

5 must-have network tools

5 must-have network tools

IT pros are bullish on these five products.

What to expect from Windows 10 migrations

What to expect from Windows 10 migrations

Process changes spurred by Windows 10 servicing model will test IT more than tech-related migration issues.

Microsoft skills: What's hot and what's not?

Microsoft skills: What's hot and what's not?

SQL Server, Azure, SharePoint and .Net among the Microsoft skills in demand.

Shift to digital business disrupts traditional IT

Shift to digital business disrupts traditional IT

Ready for a change? IT pros should be prepared to rethink traditional IT roles and responsibilities this year.

IT pros brace for lost devices, access problems, on-call holidays

IT pros brace for lost devices, access problems, on-call holidays

Holiday celebrations at work can lead to missing laptops and phones, email gaffes and security vulnerabilities.

MacBook ‘vending machine’ dispenses loaners at London School of Economics

MacBook ‘vending machine’ dispenses loaners at London School of Economics

LSE’s iRoam laptop service lets students borrow Apple laptops from the library.

Network jobs are hot; salaries expected to rise in 2016

Network jobs are hot; salaries expected to rise in 2016

Wireless network engineers, network admins and network security pros can expect above-average pay gains.

20 IT jobs slated for biggest raises next year

20 IT jobs slated for biggest raises next year

Recruiting and staffing specialist Robert Half Technology released its annual guide to U.S. tech salaries, which finds wireless networking engineers are in line for the biggest pay hike.

A dozen ways tech CEOs achieve success

A dozen ways tech CEOs achieve success

Tech CEOs share what makes them different -- the hobbies, habits and traits that influence how they run their companies

Top 25 computer science colleges, ranked by alumni earnings

Top 25 computer science colleges, ranked by alumni earnings

Payscale uses alumni post-grad pay to rank 187 colleges and universities with computer science programs.

Top 25 computer science colleges, ranked by alumni earnings

Top 25 computer science colleges, ranked by alumni earnings

Payscale uses alumni post-grad pay to rank 187 colleges and universities with computer science programs.

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