Ann BednarzAssistant Managing Editor, Features, Network World

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I write feature stories aimed at enterprise IT pros. I’m particularly interested in career-related subjects, such as hiring trends, salary data, in-demand skills and staffing strategies. I can’t resist stories about buildings and architectural design.

Sprint CEO's Pay Drops 26% to $9.1 Million

Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse received compensation worth $9.1 million in 2010, down from $12.3 million in 2009, according to documents filed with the SEC Wednesday morning.

Perks? What Perks? Some Tech CEOs Go Without

Many public companies are slowly doing away with CEO perks such as country club memberships, cars and drivers, and free financial planning services.

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Prepare for Talent Wars, IT Poaching, Warns

IT hiring managers and recruiters are bracing for a fight over the most skilled tech pros -- and they're watching carefully to make sure their own most valued employees aren't about to flee for greener tech pastures.

Pay No Attention to That Widget Recording Your Every Move

Ever wonder how much of a time suck Bejeweled is? Your boss doesn't need to spy and tell you. These tools track your online activities and tell you how to be more productive.

Disk or Tape Backup: How About Both?

Enterprises today have many more backup choices than they used to have, and they're taking advantage by pairing legacy and newer technologies.

Desk-bound Government Workers Find Mobility, Collaboration Options Lacking

Government workers are stymied by lack of mobile technologies, collaboration tools and mature telecommuting options, Forrester Research reports.

Which Tech Billionaires Donated the Most to Charities in 2010?

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, founder Marc Benioff and Oracle chief Larry Ellison rank among last year's most generous philanthropists, according to...

Cloud Consulting Firm Hopes Lightning Can Strike Twice

Cloud consulting start-up CloudTP reunites colleagues from Cambridge Technology Partners, including co-founder Chris Greendale.

Virtual, Mobile, Social Endeavors Drive IT in 2011

Caution still pervades the economic forecasts, but it's not deterring IT executives from aggressively expanding their virtualization efforts.

2011 Tech Priorities: Embrace Social Media

As tempting as it may be to block employee access to social networks and social media sites, it's not a long-term play.


Cloud Storage Free-for-All: Will Others Match SugarSync's Giveaway?

If you're interested in backing up and sharing files in the cloud, here's what you can expect to get for free from five of today's providers.