Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

April 6, 2007

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), John Berra (Registrar), Craig Berry (School of Visual Arts), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (University Union), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities),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), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Scott Joyce (Housing), Brenda Kirk (CITC PC/LAN Support), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Bruce Pollock (ABN LAN Mgmt), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Joe Adamo (CITC), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (substituting for Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center)), Ginger Boone (University Union), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Mike Hatch (COBA), Paul Hons (College of Education), Bruce Pollock (ABN Lan Mgmt), Uwe Rossbach (College of Engineering), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Admin), Roy Zumwalt (TAMS)

Richard Anderson (CITC Information Security), Charlie Andrews (College of Education),, Jim Byford (ABN LAN Mgmt), Daren Dugan (CITC Network Computing Services), Chris Frasier (Registrar), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Cathy Hardy (Computing and IT Center), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Jason Myre (CITC Network Computing Services), Scott Windham (CITC Data Communications), Tri-Ever Rustee (the Wonder Dog)


Minutes from March 16, 2007, were approved as written.


Rich Anderson of the CITC Security Team discussed security incident reporting, asking members what information was requested and how should it be delivered. DCSMT members expressed that they would like to know the number and nature of security incidents on a monthly basis, perhaps as a summary version of the report UNT supplies to the DIR. Rich related that there has been a decline in the number of incidents since August of 2005, with the current average being about 5 incidents per month on the campus network and 20 per month on Resnet.


Tim Christian, at the request of the DCSMT chair, relayed a status update regarding the Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange migration project. Discussion ensued regarding the fact that distributed support managers are an important communication channel to their constituents for information about the migration project. Also discussed was the proposed quota and issues of document retention.


Paul Hons reported that Nexic Personal Publisher costs $60 per single copy, but with volume pricing the cost was reduced to $8 per copy for 500 licenses.


Tim Christian reported that he had sent three of his staff to SMS training. Uwe Rossbach asked if they could hold a mini seminar.

Joe Adamo reported that the Communications Program Group would meet in the next week to discuss firewall security implementation issues.

Mike Hatch reported that COBA is pursuing licenses with Novell because the conversion schedule to Microsoft was too quick.

Jason Gutierrez discussed pre-migration issues and user training schedule.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:59 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for April 20, 2006.

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