has a team of dedicated editors who bring you the best Data Management information from around the Web. Our staff searches the Web daily for the latest news and technology updates. We also keep in constant contact with users and top technical experts to bring you a constant stream of fresh, original content. Here's a look at who's behind the site:

Scot Petersen

Scot Petersen Editorial Director

Scot Petersen is Editorial Director of TechTarget's Business Applications and Architecture Media Group, and was formerly Editorial Director for the CIO/IT Strategy group at TechTarget. Scot has more than 20 years of experience in journalism and is a past editor of eWeek magazine. He has a master's degree in English and an MBA from Northeastern University. 

Craig Stedman

Craig Stedman Executive Editor

As an executive editor within the Business Applications and Architecture Media Group, Craig Stedman oversees editorial processes for,, and Craig has more than 25 years of experience as an IT journalist. Prior to joining TechTarget, he worked for nine years as an editor at Computerworld. He also was a reporter there for seven years, covering a variety of enterprise technologies. Craig has won or shared in numerous editorial awards from business press associations such as ASBPE, TABPI and American Business Media (i.e., the Neal Awards). He is a graduate of Boston University, with a bachelor's degree in journalism. 

Mark Fontecchio

Mark Fontecchio News Director

Mark Fontecchio is news director of the Business Applications and Architecture Media Group. He oversees news coverage on several TechTarget sites, including SearchDataManagement, SearchBusinessAnalytics and SearchSAP. Previously, he was the site editor for SearchOracle and SearchSQLServer, and before that a reporter for SearchDataCenter. He started his career as a reporter at daily and weekly newspapers in suburban Boston, including The Patriot Ledger. 

Jack Vaughan

Jack Vaughan News and Site Editor

News and Site Editor Jack Vaughan writes stories and helps oversee editorial coverage for He previously worked as editor of TechTarget's,, and websites. Prior to joining TechTarget in 2004, Vaughan was editor-at-large at Application Development Trends and In addition, he has written about computer hardware and software for such publications as Software Magazine, Digital Design and EDN News Edition. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in science communication from Boston University. 

Melanie Luna

Melanie Luna Managing Editor 

As managing editor in the Business Applications and Architecture Media Group at TechTarget, Melanie Luna edits and updates site content, writes articles and contributes to e-publications for,, and Prior to joining TechTarget in 2008, she worked as a college English instructor and as a technical writer. She holds a master's degree in education and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Georgia.