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Stories by Ann Bednarz

Life as an IT contractor

By Ann Bednarz | 17 October, 2014 06:16

The upside of life as an IT contractor is alluring. You get to be your own boss, accept only the jobs you want, and work flexible hours. With each assignment comes the opportunity to learn new skills and gain exposure to different environments.

In Pictures: How giant companies see the Cloud

By Ann Bednarz | 15 October, 2014 09:47

16 large enterprises talk about their use of the Cloud, their plans, challenges they've run into and how they're approaching the skills issues.

CIOs face Cloud computing challenges, pitfalls

By Ann Bednarz | 14 October, 2014 23:32

There's no easy path to the Cloud for large companies with decades of legacy IT investments.

13 tips to achieve Cloud success

By Ann Bednarz | 14 October, 2014 23:30

We interviewed 17 CIOs and IT leaders about their public and private cloud deployments, usage trends, skills requirements, lingering obstacles and future plans. Here are some nuggets of advice from these cloud giants.

CIOs Share Must-Have Cloud Skills

By Ann Bednarz | 14 October, 2014 22:59

As the clouds roll in, IT organizations are recasting their tech talent requirements.

What giant companies WON'T put in the Cloud

By Ann Bednarz | 14 October, 2014 22:07

In our interviews with CIOs at large enterprises, we found that adoption levels vary from simple experimentation to heavy use of Cloud apps and infrastructure in public and private settings.

CIOs adopt down-to-earth Cloud strategy

By Ann Bednarz | 14 October, 2014 22:07

CIOs are taking a pragmatic approach to Cloud computing, selectively launching SaaS applications and shifting infrastructure resources to IaaS platforms while building their own private Clouds.

Security tops CIO worries; IT budgets, turnover on the rise

By Ann Bednarz | 12 September, 2014 01:21

CIOs are spending more on IT, worrying most about security and privacy, and staying on the job a little longer, according to the latest data from the Society for Information Management (SIM).

Job solicitations multiply for tech talent

By Ann Bednarz | 27 August, 2014 03:26

Most happily employed IT pros would consider a new job opportunity -- and there are plenty more to consider these days as recruiters struggle to fill in-demand positions.

Never stop learning, CIOs advise new IT grads

By Ann Bednarz | 25 July, 2014 02:01

While the job market is healthy for IT pros, certain talents are more valuable than others, and it's wise to keep adding to your skills arsenal.

Midyear jobs outlook: What to know about IT hiring, skills, benefits

By Ann Bednarz | 23 July, 2014 08:20

IT staffing firms and employment researchers released a flurry of data as the first half of the year came to a close. The bottom line? The second half of 2014 is looking good for job-hunting IT pros, particularly if they possess coveted skills. IT employment numbers are rising, employers are forging ahead with hiring plans, and CIOs are confident about hiring budgets. Here come the numbers.

Highs and lows of CEO pay

By Ann Bednarz | 17 July, 2014 23:32

This year's proxy season has come to a close, and after digging through regulatory filings, 10 highlights stand out in our analysis of 62 tech CEOs' compensation.

In Pictures: Tech companies pick up tab for pricey CEO perks

By Ann Bednarz | 08 July, 2014 08:27

CEO pay packages include perks such as access to the corporate jet, home security, and financial planning advice.

In Pictures: 10 CEOs who took drastic pay cuts

By Ann Bednarz | 25 June, 2014 08:49

Median CEO pay climbed 9% to $13.9 million last year, but some tech leaders saw their pay slashed.

In Pictures: Tech's top-paid CEOs

By Ann Bednarz | 21 May, 2014 08:27

Fifteen tech leaders made more than $US14 million in 2013.