has a team of dedicated editors who bring you the best data center information. Our staff teams up 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:

Margie Semilof

Margie Semilof Editorial Director

As editorial director, Margie plans and oversees strategy and operations for TechTarget's Data Center and Virtualization Media Group. She works closely with the editorial team to keep the many sites focused on the information needs of IT professionals. She has spent many years as a reporter, editor and columnist at various technology media companies. She holds BS and MA degrees from Boston University.

Ed Scannell

Ed Scannell Senior Executive Editor

Ed Scannell is senior executive editor for TechTarget’s Data Center and Virtualization media group, with editorial oversight of and, which includes writing and editing news, features and other technical stories. Previously, Scannell was Executive Editor of TechTarget’s SearchCIO/IT group and site editor of Prior to TechTarget, Scannell worked for many years at Infoworld and Computerworld covering a range of enterprise class technologies, winning twice for best news story of the year from the Computer Press Association.

Stephen J. Bigelow

Stephen J. Bigelow Senior Editor

Stephen J. Bigelow has more than 20 years of technical writing experience in the PC/technology industry. He holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, along with CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+ certifications and has written hundreds of articles and more than 15 feature books on computer troubleshooting, including Bigelow’s PC Hardware Desk Reference and Bigelow's PC Hardware Annoyances.

 Michelle Boisvert

Michelle Boisvert Executive Site Editor 

Michelle Boisvert is the Executive Site Editor for Prior to joining the cloud team, she was senior managing editor of e-publications for the Data Center and Virtualization group. Before joining TechTarget in 2007, Michelle was managing editor for SMT magazine, a business-to-business publication serving the electronics assembly industry. She graduated with a B.S. in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1998. Contact her at

Robert Gates

Robert Gates News Writer

Robert Gates joined TechTarget as a news writer for its Data Center and Virtualization Media Group in March 2015. He covers data centers, data center strategies, server technologies, converged and hyperconverged infrastructure and open source operating systems for SearchDataCenter. Prior to joining TechTarget, Robert was a local news reporter forseveral newspapers and websites, including, Gatehouse Media, Bennington Banner and Keene Sentinel. His work has also appeared in The Salem News and Boating Times New England. He graduated from St. Michael’s College in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Mass Communication.

Erica MixonErica Mixon Associate Site Erica Mixon is the associate site editor for SearchDataCenter. She edits tips and other content and writes articles. Prior to joining TechTarget in 2016, Erica was a content specialist at Argosight, where she covered the human capital management industry. Erica graduated from Emerson College in 2015 with a B.F.A. in writing, literature and publishing.

 Tim CulverhouseTim Culverhouse Assistant Site Tim Culverhouse is the assistant site editor for SearchDataCenter. He edits and writes content, and helps drive the site's social media strategy. Prior to joining TechTarget in May of 2016, Tim was a sports reporter at MassLive. He graduated from Stonehill College in 2014 with a B.A. in mediated communication.


 Kristin Knapp Site Editor Kristin Knapp is the site editor for  SearchCloudComputing and SearchDatacenter. She edits tips and other content and writes articles. Prior to joining  TechTarget in 2014, Kristin was senior editor at CRN, where she covered the networking and  infrastructure market. Kristin graduated from Saint Michael's College in 2008 with a B.A. in  English.


 James Montgomery News Director James  Montgomery is the news director for the data center and virtualization sites at  TechTarget. He has 20 years' experience with editorial roles covering B2B/B2C  technologies and end markets ranging from semiconductors to renewable  energy to industrial lasers. Before joining TechTarget he was senior market  research and content editor at n-tech Research, writing and editing reports on a  variety of hardware technologies and materials.