Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

April 18, 2008

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), John Berra (Registrar), Craig Berry (College of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (University Union), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Wil Clark (UNT System Center @ Dallas), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Brenda Kirk (CITC PC/Lan Support), Gary Mathews (School of Library and Information Science), Tom McElwee (Micro Maint/Class Supt Serv), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), Craig Berry (College of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Mike Lynn (substituting for Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service)), Wil Clark (Univ System Center @ Dallas), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Gary Mathews (School of Library/Info Science), Dan Kidd (substituting for Tom McElwee (Micro Maintenance)), Mac Edwards (substituting for Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center Helpdesk)), Don McClure (substituting for Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy)), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy Math/Science)

Guests
T. J. Adamowicz (CITC Network Computing Services), Richard Anderson (CITC Information Security), Tom Delozier (CITC Messaging), Sean Flowers (College of Engineering), John Forshay (Dell, Inc.), Nassos Galiopoulos (Univ System Center @ Dallas), Steve Gilbert (Dell, Inc.), Matt Graham (UNT Libraries), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Catherine Hardy (CITC Academic Computing), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), Kenny Lucas (Universities Center at Dallas), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Mark McClung (Dell, Inc.), Angela Mosley (UNIV System Center @ Dallas), Jason Myre (CITC Network Computing Services), Andy Novak (CITC Admin Compliance), Bahram Paiani (CITC Network Computing Services), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Tri-Ever Rustee (the Wonder Dog), Steve Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from April 4, 2008, were approved as written.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT POLICY

Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin. And Compliance) spoke about CITC having created a project management policy. The State now requires that public institutions of higher education in the state have a policy that communicates an institution-wide approach to project management practices and that those institutions manage information technology practices in a manner that includes documented and repeatable methods that the university uses to apply knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to satisfy project activity requirements. Andy Novak, of the CITC Adminstration and Compliance department, has created a project handbook which describes UNT's practices for management of small to major IT projects. Tim Christian, on behalf of the IRC Standards & Policy Planning Group, requested feedback from DCSMT members regarding the Project Management policy and mentioned that it does not apply to projects funded by research grants or course fee accounts.

DELL PRODUCT ROADMAP

John Forshay, (Dell Acct. Rep.) brought Steve Gilbert (Client Prod Mgr) and Mark McClung (System Consultant) to discuss Dell's laptop, desktop, and server product lines and changes which have happened or are pending in the various models commonly in use at UNT. Steve Gilbert gave an overview of the laptop and desktop models. He mentioned http://dell.com/earth and http://dell.com/energy as sites to find out more about Dell's green computing efforts. Mark McClung provided an overview of the upcoming changes to the server line, which will also feature a change in the model numbering scheme.

OLD BUSINESS

Mike Hatch announced that a group of distributed managers would be meeting that day at 2:00 p.m. to discuss Exchange management issues and to exchange ideas for managing user accounts.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

AREA REPORTS

Wil Clark introduced Kenny Lucas who has replaced Dennis Scroggins as the IT manager for the Universities Center at Dallas.

Philip Baczewski reminded the group of the ITSM 7 rollout scheduled for May 12.

Bahram Paiani noted that some students and employees were responding to phishing e-mails and sending their passwords based on bogus requests representing themselves as coming from UNT IT support. He reiterated that UNT never asks users for passwords and asked distributed managers to communicate that information to their end users.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:37 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for May 2, 2008.


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