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Trends in analyzing data: Join our big data tweet jam March 27

Join for our tweet jam on analyzing data March 27 at 3 p.m. Trends in big data analytics, business intelligence -- it's all on the table.

Got big data? Doesn't everybody these days? The real question at this point in the big data revolution is how much time, money and attention should enterprise CIOs allot to analyzing data in order to extract significant value?

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Join's tweet jam on analyzing data Wednesday, March 27, at 3 p.m. EST, to unravel big data's best practices. Participate in the discussion by responding to our questions, engaging with your fellow Twitter users or simply by following the conversations as they unfold. assistant site editor Emily McLaughlin will lead the event from the Twitter handle, @searchCIO. In addition to contributions from the writers and editors of, we'll be inviting CIOs, IT leaders, big data analytics experts and site contributors to join the event and foster an engaging conversation.

Here's how it works:

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Time: 3 p.m. EST
Host: @searchCIO
Hashtag: Use and follow #CIOChat (additional hashtags include #BigData #Analytics)

Whether you're a relatively new to Twitter or a self-proclaimed, tweet-jammin' pro, it's important to keep a few things in mind when engaging 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. In your tweeted answers to each question, preface with A1 (Answer 1), A2 or A3, then include #CIOChat. Each question will follow the data centers theme.
  • Remember that Twitter only allows 140 characters per tweet. You are welcome to tweet multiple responses to each question.
  • Use this as an opportunity to network and connect to others in the Twittersphere. Retweet responses you agree with and respond to those you might not. 

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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