Stories by Ann Bednarz

Apple admins convene in The Mini Apple

At JAMF Software's annual user conference, the venue and the attendees made an impression on me. The venue was the Guthrie Theater, a striking building in downtown Minneapolis on the banks of the Mississippi River. The attendees (1,300 people registered for the event) were Apple admins and users of JAMF's software for managing Apple devices in corporations, schools and government agencies.

Life as an IT contractor

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

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.

What giant companies WON'T put in the Cloud

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Pictures: 25 geeky Mother's Day gifts

Find a Mother's Day gift with a techie vibe

Mobile security tools win over IT pros

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.