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Join on Jan. 30 for a tweet jam about the data center

Engage in's inaugural moderated Twitter discussion about data centers and virtualization, scheduled for Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. EST.

Data center planning is one of the top priorities in today's information-minded enterprises, so how can organizations assess their infrastructure needs properly? is hosting a tweet jam Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m. EST to delve into topics related to the data center, cloud computing, green IT and virtualization in the new year. Join the discussion by responding to our questions and engaging with your fellow Twitter users, or simply follow along.

TechTarget Assistant Site Editor Emily McLaughlin will moderate this tweet jam from the Twitter handle, @searchCIO. In addition to contributions from the writers and editors of, we'll be inviting CIOs, IT leaders, data center experts and site contributors to join the event in order to cultivate an engaging discussion.

Here's how it works:

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Time: 3 p.m. EST

Host: @searchCIO

Hashtag: Use and follow #CIOChat (additional hashtags are #DataCenter and #Virtualization)

Whether you're a relative newbie to Twitter or a seasoned vet, it's important to keep a few things in mind when you engage in this #CIOChat:

  • Your first #CIOChat tweet should be introductory, including your name, title and organization.
  • @searchCIO will pose three questions to followers: Q1 at 3 p.m., Q2 at 3:10 p.m. and Q3 at 3:20 p.m. Preface your tweeted answers to each question with A1 (Answer 1), A2 or A3, then include #CIOChat. Each question will relate to the data center theme.
  • Remember that Twitter allows only 140 characters per tweet. You are welcome to tweet multiple responses to each question.
  • Use this tweet jam as an opportunity to network and connect to others in the Twittersphere. Re-tweet responses you agree with and respond to tweets you might not agree with.

Please direct questions, RSVPs or other concerns to Emily McLaughlin, We anticipate an engaging chat and hope you will be able to join us!

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