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Stories by Ann Bednarz

IN PICTURES: 25 Valentine’s Day gifts for geek gals (and guys)

By Ann Bednarz | 11 February, 2015 08:19

Geeks at heart, these 25 Valentine’s Day gifts are for you and yours.

Google surges into top 10 in patent race; IBM retains huge lead

By Ann Bednarz | 13 January, 2015 01:10

Tech companies made a strong showing among the top U.S. patent recipients for 2014, with IBM dominating the rankings as it has for more than two decades.

Recruiting challenges spur higher salaries, better perks

By Ann Bednarz | 06 January, 2015 00:40

Skilled job seekers are in an enviable position in the simmering tech industry, as hiring managers compete for talent, boost job offers, and improve on-the-job perks to keep existing employees from looking elsewhere.

15 job titles getting big salary boosts in 2015

By Ann Bednarz | 05 January, 2015 22:07

Competition for technical talent is on the rise and so are salaries.

Holiday blues: 49% of network managers, sysadmins expect to work the holidays

By Ann Bednarz | 23 December, 2014 01:39

Will you be stuck working or on-call as 2014 comes to a close? If so, you're not alone.

Google tops Glassdoor's best places to work; F5 outranks Facebook, Qualcomm, Apple

By Ann Bednarz | 11 December, 2014 00:48

Google is No. 1 among employees, according to Glassdoor's seventh annual Employees' Choice Awards.

How to get the most out of your IT talent

By Ann Bednarz | 01 December, 2014 23:05

As the spotlight on cost reduction has dimmed, IT has picked up plenty of new directives: to deliver business agility, drive innovation, and increase its value to the business, to name a few. Yet at the same time, IT remains responsible for all the tactical and operational activities it has always performed, such as keeping systems running, delivering new capabilities, and securing intellectual property and corporate data.

Air Force veteran to IT: ‘Live your dreams'

By Ann Bednarz | 12 November, 2014 01:29

Retired Air Force Major Brian Shul isn't an IT expert, but his story of survival and recovery captivated the IT audience at a national management conference.

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.