Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

June 17, 2005

Members
Joe Adamo (Computing and IT Center), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ginger Boone (University Union), Sandy Burke (Computing and IT Center), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Jim Curry (Microcomputer Maintenance/Classroom Support Services), Cyndie Harris (UNT Facilities), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Scott Joyce (Housing), Brenda Kirk (Computing and IT Center), Burton Lee (College of Music), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Dallas Newell (Enrollment Management), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Joe Adamo (Computing and IT Center), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ginger Boone (University Union), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Wil Clark (University System Center at Dallas), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Paul Hons (College of Education), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Stormy Shippy for Brenda Kirk (Computing and IT Center), Chris Strauss Computing and IT Center)

Guests
John Berra (UNT Libraries), Daren Dugan (Computing and IT Center), Jason Gutierrez (Computing and IT Center), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (Computing and IT Center), Richard Harris (Computing and IT Center), Matt Kernan (Housing), Claudia Lynch (Computing and IT Center), Mike Maner (Computing and IT Center), Don McClure (Computing and IT Center), Tom McElwee (Computing and IT Center), Jason Myre (Computing and IT Center), Mike Sanders (University System Center at Dallas), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Dennis Scroggins (Universities Center at Dallas), Glenn Thorpe (Computing and IT Center), Scott Windom (Computing and IT Center), Mike Wright (Computing and IT Center), Bill Niederstadt (Dell, inc.), John Perrotto (Dell, inc.)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from June 3, 2005 were approved as written .

DELL PRINTER UPDATE

Bill Niederstadt and John Perrotto of Dell, inc. discussed the recent printer promotion they had with the campus. There were a few service problems but a new procedure for rapid response has been set up that will, hopefully, take care of the situation. If problems still arise, call Bill at 972-317-6531 and he should be able to help.

Dell is starting a new printer promotion. Discounts up to $400 are available with trade-ins (trade-up). Visit www.dell.com and choose the link for higher education to see more about this program. It expires July 1, officially, but may be extended. It was also mentioned that Dell was about to announce low-cost personal printers. These are G.D.I. based printers designed to replace inkjet models.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no old business reported.

NEW BUSINESS

Paul Hons asked about the availability of the latest version of SPSS (v. 13). Wanted to know if it was able to run on a network. Philip and Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner answered that there are still problems with the way this version of SPSS is configured on a network, but individual professors may get a copy to install it on their machines.

AREA STATUS REPORTS

Jason Myre announced that mailhost is now working, although it had been quarantining mail since about 4 a.m.

Chris Strauss announced that AMS pushed job updates to Remedy early in the morning that actually caused some individuals records to be deleted within Remedy. He can restore individuals to their original settings if they contact him.

Mike Hatch announced that COBA still has some Pentium 4s for sale. He is willing to talk about price reductions now.

Richard Harris reported on the increased use of Trio 650 within and among the UNT administration. The Chancellor is using one as is the President, who can use his remotely via his Acura steering wheel equipped with Blue Tooth technology. Others reported that there may be as many as 17 folks on campus using these devices and integrating them with GroupWise, etc.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:35 a.m. The next meeting will be July 1, 2005.


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