Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

June 1, 2001

Members: Rich Anderson (School of Community Service), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Allen Bradley (Computing Center), Bill Buntain (Computing Center), Sandy Burke (Computing Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), Eric DuChemin (Computing Center), Cyndie Harris (Physical Plant), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Pam Hight (Libraries), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee and Computing Center),  Paul Hons (College of Education), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Kirk Kelly (Housing), Brenda Kirk (Computing Center), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Sr. Director of Academic Computing and Asst. to the AVP Computing and Communications Services), Mike Maner (Computing Center), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Sciences), Ramu Muthiah (School of Community Service), Dallas Newell (Registrar's Office), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Chris Strauss (Computing Center), Mike Wright (Computing Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present: Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Bill Buntain (Computing Center), Sandy Burke (Computing Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), Pam Hight (Libraries), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Student Computing Committee and Computing Center), Maurice Leatherbury (Chair, Sr. Director of Academic Computing and Asst. to the AVP Computing and Communications Services), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Chris Strauss (Computing Center), Mike Wright (Computing Center),

Guests: Philip Bacsewski (Computing Center), Jim Byford (Computing Center), Brendan Carroll (Computing Center), Daren Dugan (Computing Center), Richard Harris (Computing Center), Lee Haughton (Physical Plant), Jennifer Lafleur (Computing Center), Jason Myre (Computing Center), Rory Rivoire (Computing Center), Yancy Yeargan (College of Arts and Sciences) 

Minutes

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Subcommittee Reports  

Student Computing Committee

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner reported they were doing initial work on replacement.  

Mac OS X support.

Max OS X is coming with a box regardless of whether you want it.  Apple is supporting industry standards and reporting.

Old Business

Mike Wright reported that we have Adobe prices, but no contract yet.  Maurice said the Computing Center would pay for this year’s license agreement and probably next year’s (FY02), as well. If pricing goes up, then departments may need to contribute. We won’t know that until August 2002.  

New Business

Brendan Carroll asked if any users need toll free access.  This would be easier to support than trying to help users with AOL and free ISPs.  The cost for an 800 number would be approximately $3.00 per month plus $0.14 per minute.  Bill Buntain will look into this. 

Richard Harris reported that he cut a deal with Oracle last night for unlimited use of Oracle products.  This is the beginning of the new EIS.  There will be a 15-day review period and the Board of Regents still has to approve.  

Rory Rivoire has gotten some new equipment in and is looking at wireless networking for the campus.    The wireless would be 10 MB shared as opposed to our 100 MB wired.  There are security, power, interference and support issues.  Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner asked about the possibility of testing this project in the ISB 110 lab.  Craig Berry said he has a department that is looking at requiring incoming students to have laptops within the next four years.  If you have any feedback, send Rory email.  

Jim Curry asked if there was any interest in 17” flat screen monitors.  They draw less electricity.  

Yancy Yeargan reported there is a ZenWorks class in mid-July.  

Tim Christian has 141 units for summer rollouts and will start June 8th.  He is having trouble with the current backup system and is starting to review solutions.  

Bill Buntain just issued a bid for the fourth and final stage of the infrastructure upgrade for about 12 buildings.  

Mike Wright asks that you please start collecting information for Adobe.  He as received a copy of MS XP.  He says we are reviewing the current MS agreement.  In future agreements the OS cannot go to home computers, so you may want to start keeping tabs on that.  Mike has two copies of MAX OS X and one copy of developer tools.  If anyone wanted to use BackOffice 2000, talk to Chris first.  There are issues.  

Pam Hight reported that Willis Library has 76 security cameras activated.  Images are stored on hard drives.  

Brendan Carroll reported that PAIS would be moving from the 3rd floor of the Administration Building to the 4th floor of the GAB between June 18 – 22.  

Rory Rivoire asked that you complete Remedy trouble tickets for anything you see coming down the line.  You may be needing to spend funds at the end of this fiscal year and it would help him to know in advance.  

The meeting adjourned at 12:03 p.m.


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