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Stories by Ann Bednarz

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.

In Pictures: 25 geeky Mother's Day gifts

By Ann Bednarz | 02 May, 2014 08:33

Find a Mother's Day gift with a techie vibe

Mobile security tools win over IT pros

By Ann Bednarz | 01 May, 2014 04:04

When we asked about tech favorites, several IT pros cited tools they've acquired to help address mobile device management, data security and application control.

Free data science courses from Johns Hopkins, Duke, Stanford

By Ann Bednarz | 26 March, 2014 11:12

If you've thought about trying to boost your data skills, check out Coursera's catalog of free classes. In particular, Johns Hopkins is about to start a nine-class specialization in data science.

Big data funding spree continues

By Ann Bednarz | 20 March, 2014 20:27

Venture capital firms continue to funnel big sums of money to big data startups. Hadoop player Cloudera announced $160 million in new financing, and analytics startup Platfora raised $38 million.

In Pictures: The fascinating 50

By Ann Bednarz | 12 March, 2014 08:52

Get to know 50 of the most interesting people in the world of technology

Who's hiring? Marketing lures more tech pros

By Ann Bednarz | 28 February, 2014 17:37

The hiring scene is changing for tech pros. Marketing departments are bolstering their technical ranks to help with big data, cloud, SEO, and mobile development initiatives.

Big Data skills pay top dollar

By Ann Bednarz | 07 February, 2014 17:24

If you're in tech, it pays to be in big data. Nine of the top 10 highest paying IT salaries are for languages, databases and skills related to big data.

In Pictures: 25 Valentine’s Day gifts for geeks at heart

By Ann Bednarz | 05 February, 2014 09:03

Treat your sweetheart to a Valentine's Day gift with a techie vibe

Big Data startup MemSQL raises US$35 million

By Ann Bednarz | 22 January, 2014 17:07

MemSQL, a database startup founded by former Facebook engineers, has raised US$35 million in a series B round of venture funding.

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