Stephen Lawton is an award-winning journalist who has covered the IT industry for more than 30 years. Based in the foothills of the Cascades outside Seattle, Stephen currently is a contributor to SC Magazine, Tom’s IT Pro and Tom’s Hardware and is the former chief editor of MicroTimes, SunWorld Online and Digital News & Review. Stephen also is the founder and CEO of AFAB Media Services, a marketing and content development consultancy that specializes in information security, data storage, cloud, mobile and big data. Connect with Stephen on LinkedIn.