TechnologyGuide Media Group
Tim Scannell is the Editorial Director of TechnologyGuide.com, a family of product review and evaluation websites that provide a range of product technology information used by individuals and business executives to make intelligent buying decisions. The TechnologyGuide.com sites account for close to 24 million page views and serve more than 8.3 million unique visitors per month.
He has been an editor and writer for more than 30 years, working for some of the top publishing companies in the world, and has also written for such publications as U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, USA Today, and The Boston Globe (where he was a freelance technology columnist for two years).
Prior to joining TechTarget he was the founder and principal analyst with Shoreline Research, a consulting and market research company, and was the co-founder of a consulting and channel marketing company based in Glasgow, Scotland. Scannell was also a member of the core start-up team of Softbank Corp.'s U.S. division, assisting with the launch and contributing to the Japanese editions of PC Week Japan, LAN Times Japan, MacUser Japan, and PC Magazine Japan: and co-founder of mFlix, one of the first mobile media content channels available in the U.S.
Jerry Jackson is also Managing Editor of all the TechnologyGuide websites (since 2010). He is an industry expert in notebook PC technologies and is responsible for researching writing many of the reviews published on the site. He also works closely with the TechnologyGuide lab director and a stable of freelance writers to review the latest notebooks and technologies.
As editor of NotebookReview, Jerry maintains close contact with manufacturers and vendors worldwide, often dealing directly with product managers and system developers. His experience ranges from reviewing and evaluating a variety of laptops, from budget-priced netbooks to high-priced, high-performance mobile workstations. Jerry can regularly be seen at major trade shows and industry events, including the annual Consumer Electronics Show, Computex and other key events worldwide.
Jerry is based in TechnologyGuide's Cincinnati office where he manages the editorial team and conducts and supervises testing of new notebooks and accessories in the TechnologyGuide test lab. He is also a regular contributor to sister site DigitalCameraReview, thanks to his previous background as a magazine and photography book editor.
Jamison keeps track of everything that is happening in the tablet PC market, which is presently exploding with new systems and software. A self-described "geek on a budget," he brings a practical sensibility to his reviews and evaluations, which, in addition to tablets, include eReaders, apps, and tablet PC accessories. Jamison is also heavily involved in the discussions related to tablet PCs within the site's forums section.
Jamison is no stranger to the high-tech beat, having covered business technology for various trade publications and at other TechTarget sites, as well as having run CNET's "how-to" features before joining the TechnologyGuide staff. He frequently travels to major trade shows and industry events, such as the Consumer Electronics Show, Mobile World Congress, CTIA, and Computex, and meets with manufacturers and product managers of tablet systems. He has also participated in panels discussions at major trade events, and frequently produces video content and reports that provide updates on the latest tablet news and trends.
In addition to spearheading TabletPCReview's coverage, Jamison writes about and reviews camcorder technology and products, manages and produces a weekly tablet newsletter, and manages TechnologyGuide's interns and network of freelancers in the U.S. and abroad who focus on tablet technology.
Ed Hardy has been the site editor for Brighthand for over eight years. His interest in mobile technology extends even farther back than that, starting with some of the first portable computers released in the early 1980s.
In addition to writing news and reviews, Ed works with the Brighthand staff and a number of freelancers to oversee the creation of all the content for the site. This includes video reports, interviews and first looks of new and exciting mobile systems. He also manages coverage outside the U.S., working with a number of freelance writers and columnists. Ed also keeps a close eye on the smartphone industry, meeting frequently with device makers and software developers at major trade shows like CES and CTIA.
Sarah Meyer has been the site editor for PrinterComparison since its inception and has evolved coverage to include emerging new print technologies, wireless printing, print stations for small business and cloud-based applications and access. She has also focused her reporting on environmental issues related to printing and has developed features and departments that tell readers how to save costs and improve productivity.
As the editor, Sarah maintains close contact with manufacturers and vendors of a variety of printers from small consumer printers to large multifunction business printers in order to stay on top of the latest trends and developments. To keep up with the latest trends, Sarah attends major trade shows and industry events, including the annual Consumer Electronics Show, PMA, Internet Week New York and the Graphic Arts Expo. She also meets frequently with leading printer manufacturers to discuss and report on the latest developments and emerging trends, as well as get an early look at coming printer products.
Laura Hicks is the site editor for DigitalCameraReview, where she reports on and tests the latest digital camera technology, accessories and systems. As the editor, Laura maintains close contact with manufacturers and vendors of camera equipment to keep up with the latest trends and developments. She also collaborates with professional photographers and users who provide a real-world perspective on new and emerging technology and produce 'real world' reviews and evaluations of a range of digital camera products. To keep up with the latest trends, Laura attends major trade shows and industry events, including Consumer Electronics Show, Imaging USA, and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Convention.
Laura is an avid photographer. She has spent the last decade as a professional portrait photographer. She was even chosen as the official photographer for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition show in West Chester, Ohio. In her spare time Laura loves to travel. With her husband and two sons by her side she has traveled throughout the United States, where her favorite times have been spent at the national parks across the country. Laura also has a heart for children. For the last several years she and her husband have been licensed foster parents who have taken in a multitude of children in need of a stable environment.
J.R. Nelson covers the latest advancements in desktop computer technology, CPU technology, storage and other areas related to desktop computer design and advancements. He evaluates the latest in desktop systems, from mainstream general-purpose systems to business computers and high-performance gaming PCs. J.R. is based at TechnologyGuide's Cincinnati office, where he directs desktop coverage, working with freelance writers and industry experts around the world to present the latest news and information on desktop PCs.
In his role as editor, J.R. develops and maintains relationships with PC and PC component manufacturers. He also keeps abreast of the latest technology trends by travelling to major press events such as the Consumer Electronics Show and E3 Expo. As a diehard gamer, J.R. also directs TechnologyGuide's gaming news and coverage. He also works with other editors to review and evaluate products outside desktops, including mobile systems, digital cameras and smartphones.