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2014 budget: Where should CIOs be focusing spending, cutting IT costs?

As CIOs add final touches to their 2014 budgets, where should they spend or save? Talk it out on Twitter during our tweet jam on Nov. 20.

Is your IT organization approaching its 2014 budget the right way? How can you be sure? In a world driven by consumer technology and a surfeit of next-big-things, it can be difficult for CIOs to forecast where spending and cutting IT costs makes the most sense in their business.

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Join SearchCIO Wednesday, Nov. 20, on Twitter to discuss how IT budgets are changing as the calendar year turns, and share your viewpoint on how far in advance IT can and should plan amid rapid technological change. Reply to questions posed by SearchCIO, engage with your fellow Twitter users or simply observe the conversation under the #CIOChat hashtag.

All the details:

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
Time: 3 p.m. EST
Host: @searchCIO
Hashtag: Use and follow #CIOChat (additional hashtags include #ITBudgets, #ITPlanning, #CostCutting)

Whether you're a #CIOChat pro or new to Twitter completely, keep the following tips in mind when you engage in this tweet jam:

  • Your first #CIOChat tweet should be introductory, including your name, title and organization.
  • @SearchCIO will ask a series of questions to followers between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Please preface with A1 (Answer 1), A2 or A3, then include "#CIOChat." Each question will align with the IT budgets theme.
  • Remember that Twitter permits 140 characters per tweet. You are welcome to tweet multiple responses to each question.
  • This is an opportunity to network and connect with Twitter users on the same wave length. Retweet (RT) responses you agree with, and reply to those you don't.

Please direct questions, RSVPs or other concerns to Emily McLaughlin, See you on Twitter!

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