Stories by Ann Bednarz

Tech cos dominate ranking of top 20 employee benefits and perks

Glassdoor singles out unique employee benefits and perks

U.S. patent numbers decline; IBM retains top spot in IFI ranking

Tech companies made a strong showing among the top U.S. patent recipients for 2015, but ranking questions emerge

IT pros brace for lost devices, access problems, on-call holidays

Holiday celebrations at work can lead to missing laptops and phones, email gaffes and security vulnerabilities.

IT hiring to increase while recruitment challenges remain in 2016

To keep up with the competition, hiring managers are sweetening the deals for tech candidates

10 cool ways tech companies give it up for charity

The philanthropic landscape is vast, and finding the right charitable fit for a company takes time. We heard from tech companies of all sizes that have found ways to build social and charitable programs. Here are some approaches that work for them.

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.