Editorial Policy

ServerWatch’s purpose is to improve the lives of server and IT professionals by providing the best answers to their questions—not by a little, but by a mile. This mission is supported by four pillars in everything we publish:

  1. Objectivity
  2. Empathy
  3. Comprehensiveness
  4. Trustworthiness

All of our content—and especially our buyer’s guides, product reviews, and recommendations—goes through a rigorous, thorough, and unbiased process of research, analysis, rating, and recommending the best software, services, and solutions we can find.

While we do sometimes receive compensation from affiliate links, we never allow these partnerships to interfere with our independent recommendations.

To ensure objectivity, we employ a comprehensive internal rubric to score solutions based on a variety of specific criteria—not brand names or partnerships.

We strive to approach every piece of content with empathy for our readers’ pain points and perspectives, and to comprehensively understand the problem, how to solve it, and what other questions might come up along the way.

Above all, we aspire to be your most trusted resource for tech and networking advice on the internet.

Our approach to AI tools and plagiarism

Like most of the tech world, we are constantly exploring and evaluating the impact of AI tools on our content. So far, we have found that AI is distantly inferior to human writers and researchers in critically evaluating products and solutions. What you see on our website is always the product of careful analysis, composition, and cross-examination by human writers and editors.

Likewise, we have a strict zero-tolerance policy on plagiarism. Any writer found to have knowingly and intentionally copied another’s work will be terminated.

Tips, questions, pitches, corrections

We welcome all feedback! Please reach out to us at editor[at]serverwatch[dot]com.