7x24 Exchange Lone Star Mission
To be the leading knowledge exchange in North Texas among those who design, build, use and maintain mission critical enterprise information infrastructures aiming to improve end-to-end reliability by promoting dialogue among these groups.
To create effective and efficient dialogues among those who design, build, use, and maintain 7×24 enterprise information infrastructures.The importance of 7×24 information infrastructures will increase as globalization and electronic commerce intensify the demand for round-the-clock business operations. Achieving end-to-end reliability requires concerted efforts, open dialogue, and interrelated actions between Users and Vendors in all involved functions. Open dialogue is based on trust derived from shared personal/face-to-face experiences. Sharing ideas, experiences, approaches, and knowledge of tools and techniques, often requires confidentiality. Technologists often lack the time needed to effectively “document” their ideas/experiences.
The 7X24 Exchange Lone Star Chapter organization is a not-for-profit Membership Corporation whose operations and books are open. The 7X24 Exchange Lone Star Chapter’s agenda is membership driven and governed by its volunteer Board of Governors. The 7X24 Exchange Lone Star Chapter aims to promote open dialogue by providing the necessary non-technical expertise including:
- Organization and Management — agenda articulation, planning and conduct of Board of Governor’s Meetings, conferences, committees, and insuring growth and active participation by its members
- Systems and Administrative — Database maintenance, mail/e-mail management, meeting planning and conduct, accounting and tax reporting, etc.
- Communications — event planning and administration; writing, editing, graphic design, publishing, administrative and organizational support to other chapters and peer groups, creation and maintenance of content, identity and communications standards.
Meetings and conferences are a critical element in the 7X24 Exchange Lone Star Chapter’s pursuit of its mission because they extend and promote face-to-face dialogue, provide local input to the chapter agenda, and offer alternative approaches to organizing and promoting the dialogue. This website serves as a critical element in promoting a constructive dialogue. The 7X24 Exchange Lone Star Chapter Webmaster monitors the website to maintain an effective, efficient and safe method of communication, providing links and assistance to other chapter sites, member companies, and members. In addition to promoting dialogue based on unique geographic characteristics and problems dealt with by its members, the 7X24 Exchange Lone Star Chapter will support SIG’s (special interests groups) that focus on specific/unique issues/aspects of 7×24 operations.