Stories by Ann Bednarz

IT pros average 52-hour workweek

Employees in small IT departments tend to work more hours than those in large IT departments

Windows-centric IBM changes its tune on Mac deployments

Four months into new program, IBM dispels cost assumptions about Macs, raves about ease of support

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.

iOS 9 release spurs upgrade of JAMF's Apple management suite

Apple is releasing iOS 9 today, and JAMF Software is ready with an updated version of Casper Suite, its management platform for Macs and iOS devices.

STEM fields dominate ranking of college majors

Science, technology, engineering and math alumni rank among highest paid graduates, according to PayScale

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.

In Pictures: How much do CIOs really make?

Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed

In Pictures: Top 10 botnet targets in the US and worldwide

Level 3’s research report analyses botnet activity around the world

Tired of sitting all day? Tech pros take a stand

Sitting at a desk all day isn't healthy. Countless studies show prolonged sitting raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and myriad other ailments. Even for people who exercise daily, the negative effects of a sedentary rest-of-the-day can trump the benefits of a workout.

Rackspace creates career path for tech execs who don't want to manage people

Egle Sigler started at Rackspace as a junior programmer and later moved to a DevOps architect position before advancing to her current role: principal architect of private cloud solutions at Rackspace.

In Pictures: Fave raves - 34 tech pros share favorite IT products

It takes many tools to keep IT systems running smoothly, and tech pros have their personal favorites.

Tech pros' favorite tools increase IT efficiency

Content is core to the work of Densho, an organization whose mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were held in internment camps during World War II.

Go-to storage and disaster recovery products

LEAF Commercial Capital used to wrestle with tape backups for disaster recovery. Now the equipment leasing and finance company is using a software-based service from Evolve IP for disaster recovery.

Security pros name their must-have tools

Secure file sharing is imperative for Lawyers Without Borders, a group that works with volunteer lawyers to advance human rights law in conflict-ridden regions. The nonprofit organization, headquartered in Hartford, Conn., uses Intralinks VIA to protect confidential legal documents and court papers from unsanctioned access.

In Pictures: Not your father's computer science building

Computer science programs across the U.S. are designing new buildings to foster collaboration, hand-on instruction, and interdisciplinary learning.