Tom Walat is the site editor for SearchWindowsServer.com and SearchExchange.com. He edits tips and other content and writes articles. Before joining TechTarget in January 2012, Tom worked for many years as a reporter, columnist, news editor, online editor and editorial systems manager at a Boston-area newspaper. Tom has won several awards for his work on print and online publications, including first place from the New England Press Association for a website he designed and produced to highlight the impact of OxyContin and heroin use on the South Shore. Tom holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northeastern University.