Ann Bednarz

Assistant Managing Editor, Features

Ann Bednarz writes, assigns and edits feature articles aimed at enterprise IT pros. She can be reached at ann_bednarz@idg.com.


How much do CIOs really make? Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed

How much do CIOs really make? Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed

A CIO's salary is nothing to sneeze at, but salary alone doesn't tell the whole compensation story. Here's a look at how bonuses, stock awards, perks and other compensation add up.

Mobile, security tools among education tech favorites

Mobile, security tools among education tech favorites

IT pros from the education industry share their must-have tools for data security, mobile device management and network monitoring.

IT execs tout benefits of SD-WAN

IT execs tout benefits of SD-WAN

Two early adopters of SD-WAN share some of the gains they’re realizing from the technology, including flexible deployments, simpler hardware and connectivity options, and cost savings

5 must-have security tools

5 must-have security tools

Trusted IT security gear protects data, authenticates users and monitors systems for suspicious events.

What makes IT pros happy? One thing ranks higher than pay

What makes IT pros happy? One thing ranks higher than pay

When it comes to on-the-job happiness, IT pros say the most important factor is the quality of relationships with coworkers. Compensation ranks second.

10 reasons to look for a new job

10 reasons to look for a new job

Underpaid? Unchallenged? Unhappy with the culture at work? It might be time to look for a new job

Microsoft Teams takes on Slack with enterprise bots, Office 365 tie-ins

Microsoft Teams takes on Slack with enterprise bots, Office 365 tie-ins

Microsoft Teams is now live – and on by default – for Office 365 subscribers with Business Essentials, Business Premium, and Enterprise plans.

How to manage introverts and extroverts

How to manage introverts and extroverts

The tech world can be a haven for people who enjoy solitary, focused work, and it often attracts people who gravitate toward the quiet end of the introvert-extrovert spectrum. For managers, the challenge is how to make the most of...

10 happiest cities for CIOs

10 happiest cities for CIOs

Robert Half Technology surveyed 2,500 CIOs in 25 metropolitan areas. Respondents from 10 cities reported above-average happiness, with Miami hosting the most content IT chiefs.

How San Diego fights off 500,000 cyberattacks a day

How San Diego fights off 500,000 cyberattacks a day

San Diego has a huge range of technologies to support and secure, from legacy apps to smart city devices. Learn how the city’s security team is eliminating blind spots, prioritizing threats, and reducing exposure and loss.

13 tech jobs that pay $200k salaries

13 tech jobs that pay $200k salaries

Which IT roles earn the biggest salaries? Thirteen tech jobs can pull in salaries of $200,000 or more, according to new data from IT staffing firm Mondo.

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