We are a non-profit group staffed entirely by volunteers.
The purpose of this group is to promote the exchange of useful information between people involved in critical uptime management.
The 7x24 Exchange is the leading knowledge and networking exchange for
those who design, build, use, and maintain mission-critical information
infrastructures. This whole process allows you to alert top management to
the importance of protective measures to ensure continued reliable
operation of your critical systems.
Typically, our members deal
in 7x24 operations. Our members consist of end users and vendors. Our board consists of end-users and vendors, with the emphasis on end-users (our bylaws prohibit a vendor from being Director).
What We Do
We hold a one-day conference annually. Corporate sponsors keep the conference fees
down--we have been holding conferences at a low fee or
quite some time.
We have had top names present to us--for example, Mike Holt, Jean-Pierre Wolff, and Michael Daish.
We cover everything important to a facilities manager and related positions: batteries, fuel cells, HVAC, switchgear, testing, grounding, power measurement, disaster
recovery, and security are some topics we've covered at conferences.
With a mix of case histories and tutorials, our conferences are interesting and informative.
Benefits To You
End-users can contact each other for brainstorming problems, or they can contact a vendor (supplier or service firm) they know they can trust. This particular feature of 7x24 Exchange is extremely valuable. Additionally, end-users have a direct voice into vendors regarding issues with product development and needed services.
Here's what you get from the 7x24 Exchange:
Increased recognition of the importance of your role in ensuring your company meets its goals.
Career development via increased knowledge and expertise.
Career skill development via officer role opportunities.
Case histories directly from the participants.
Contacts for job searches.
Contacts for technical know-how.
Discounts and door prizes at conferences.
Information on how others are doing things.
Information on trends and developments.
Exposure to new ideas.
Other ways of looking at existing practices.
Product info directly from the experts.
Direct feedback to manufacturers and service providers.
Technical papers and presentations.
Ties to other organizations.
Join (It's Free)
Simply contact 7x24 @ mindconnection.com.
In your e-mail, please provide the following information:
Whether your company is a vendor or user.
We charge no membership fees.
Once you join, you will get updates on our conferences. Because we are volunteers and mostly working long hours, we just do the best we can to get information out. E-mail allows us a lot of flexibility. Most of the time, you won't hear from us. You can always write to us and ask to be taken off the list.
If you have MS Outlook or some other calendar program, you can set it to remind you to check this Web site at dates that allow you to adequately plan attending our annual conference.