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Top IT vendors to answer mobile, cloud questions in #TechCIT Tweet Chat

Wondering how your IT vendor's movement into cloud and mobility will impact your IT strategy? Ask them during our #TechCIT Tweet Chat on March 13.

A number of major technology vendors have evolved their platforms for the cloud and mobile era, and their long-time enterprise IT customers want to know how these strategies will affect their data center in years to come.

Here is your chance to ask some of your tech providers just that.

Mark your calendars to join SearchDataCenter's Tweet Chat on @DataCenterTT Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST. You'll have an opportunity to ask executives from BlackBerry, Dell Inc., IBM, and Microsoft how their mobile and cloud computing plans will impact your IT environment, discuss these technologies with your peers and more.

Use the Tech Companies in Transition hashtag #TechCIT to ask executives questions during their scheduled time slot and to participate in the open discussions. Here is the *schedule:

12:30-12:45 p.m. EST: IBM's Ken Parmelee, technology business development executive, MobileFirst.
Parmelee is responsible for IBM mobile technology and services ecosystem development. He was most recently with independent analyst firm Gartner, Inc., serving as the research director for mobile.

12:45-1 p.m. EST: Open discussion on mobile and cloud technologies

1-1:15 p.m. EST: Dell's Joanne Moretti, vice president and global head of software marketing.
Moretti is in charge of Dell’s transformation from a product company to an end to end technology provider.

1:15-1:30 p.m. EST: Microsoft's Andrew Conway, senior director, Windows Server & Management. 
Conway works with Microsoft SaaS products around consumerization of IT, and BYOD trends including mobile device management, desktop and session virtualization, and information protection. 

1:30-1:45 p.m. EST: Open discussion on mobile and cloud IT strategies and issues

1:45-2 p.m. EST: BlackBerry's Jeff Holleran, senior director, enterprise product management.
Holleran leads the team that sets the product strategy and roadmap for BlackBerry's enterprise software.

How to participate:
• Introduce yourself in your first #TechCIT tweet, including your name, title and organization.
• Always use the chat hashtag #TechCIT
• Direct your question to each vendor executive during the time slot in which they will participate.
• Retweet responses you agree with and respectfully respond to those you disagree with.
• Remember -- Twitter only allows 140 characters per tweet.

Please direct questions and RSVPs in advance to Senior News Director Bridget Botelho, who will moderate the event. In addition, if you have questions you'd like asked on your behalf, email her by 5 p.m. EST on March 12, 2014.

*Be sure to check back prior to the event for schedule updates.

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