Mark Fontecchio




I'm Mark Fontecchio, news director in the enterprise applications group at TechTarget, an information technology media company in Newton, Mass. I have seven years of experience in IT publishing as an award-winning reporter, editor and manager. In my current role as news director, I set the editorial content strategy in TechTarget's enterprise applications group. I help guide editors and reporters toward user-focused stories that examine technological fixes to business problems for database and applications professionals. Part of this includes mentoring and training new writing talent in the media group. I also help lead the way in adopting various ways to drive traffic, including video, podcasts, social media and search engine optimization.

For the previous three years as a site and news editor, I focused on Oracle databases, applications and hardware as well as the Microsoft SQL Server database. Before that I covered topics such as mainframes and other server hardware, server CPUs, operating systems, and data center facilities.

I have spoken at IT webinars and conferences, and have served as a judge for IT award contests.

Here are some things I've done:

Oracle MySQL users have little loyalty to Oracle
Data center humidity levels source of debate

Trends in MySQL high availability
Oracle Real Application Cluster support 'nonexistent' on VMware

Data center air recycling saves cash-strapped greenhouse
Oracle Fusion Middleware VP breaks down Oracle Exalogic