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Money matters: Discuss cloud economics on Twitter Sept. 25

CIOs know that money matters in their cloud implementation efforts. Join SearchCIO Sept. 25 to discuss cloud economics and the best places to invest.

When times are tough, CIOs must watch every dollar -- and that's why many have zeroed in on cloud computing for the purported cost savings on infrastructure. But money matters around cloud aren't as simple as they're sometimes portrayed. Are you confident in your understanding of cloud economics?

Ravi Ravishankar, Wellesley CollegeRavi Ravishanker

Join SearchCIO for this month's tweet jam to discuss which areas of cloud computing demand your top-dollar investment, and which areas might be best left to more traditional infrastructure arrangements. The Twitter event will take place Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. EDT and will feature a series of questions exploring cloud economics, principles, costs and benefits.

SearchCIO's editors, writers and contributors will be on deck -- engaging from their personal Twitter accounts -- joined by experienced cloud comput-er Ravi Ravishanker, CIO of Wellesley College and Associate Dean of WellesleyX. In his time at Wellesley, Ravishanker has moved the college to Google Apps for Education, transitioned to Drupal's open source content management system, and helped develop and implement a cloud strategy whereby most of Wellesley's core processes are hosted in the cloud. TechTarget Assistant Site Editor Emily McLaughlin will lead the event from the SearchCIO Twitter handle, @searchCIO.

Recaps from our latest tweet jam

IT as a business or as a business enabler

Top service management process CIOs

IT business outcomes prioritized

Here are the details:

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
 3 p.m. EDT
 Use and follow #CIOChat (additional hashtags include #CloudEconomics #CloudTech, #Cloud)

  • Your first #CIOChat tweet should be introductory, including your name, title and organization.
  • @searchCIO will pose a series of questions between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. In your tweeted answers to each question, please preface with A1 (answer 1), A2 or A3, then include our discussion hashtag, #CIOChat. Each question will follow the cloud economics theme.
  • Remember that Twitter allows only 140 characters per tweet. You are welcome to tweet multiple responses to each question.
  • This tweet jam offers participants an opportunity to network and connect with like-minded individuals. RT (retweet) responses you agree with and reply to those you don't.

Please direct questions, RSVPs or other concerns to Emily McLaughlin, We look forward to your company in the Twitter-sphere!

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