Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

January 16, 2009

Meeting Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Chilton Hall, Room 245

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 (School of Visual Arts), 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), Jason McMullen (UNT Business Services), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center), Chris Strauss (Computing and IT Center), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Krysta Kaye (substituting for Joe Adamo (CITC Data Communications), 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), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business Administration), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Dan Kidd (substituting for Tom McElwee (CITC Micro Maintenance), Richard Sanzone (Computing and IT Center Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy)

Guests
Tom Bunten (HSC Academic Information Services), Daren Dugan (CITC Network Computing Services), Mac Edwards (CITC Helpdesk), Nassos Galiopoulos (Col. Pub. Admin & Comm Svc.), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Catherine Hardy (CITC Academic Computing), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Ramu Muthiah (Col. Pub. Admin & Comm Svc.), Jason Myre (CITC Network Computing Services), Bahram Paiani (CITC Network Computing Services), Garrett Stephens (CITC MMS/Untranet), Jackie Thames (Col. Pub. Admin & Comm Svc.), (Tri-Ever Rustee (the Wonder Dog)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from December 5, 2008, were approved as written.

SUPPORTING CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF ONLINE NEWSLETTERS AND CONTACT LISTS

Tim Christian (CAS CSS) inquired to the distributed managers regarding the software they used to support creation and delivery of online newsletters. Several areas reported using DreamWeaver to create web-based newsletters with locally-maintained or Listserv mailing lists for distribution or notfication.

OLD BUSINESS

Dan Kidd (CITC MMS) provided a demonstration and overview of the Dell Optiplex 960 which was proposed as the new recommended desktop PC for the UNT Denton campuses. Concensus of the distributed managers was to support the proposed configuration as the recommended desktop PC.

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC ACUS) reported that the SPSS 15 network license had been updated on the license server. SPSS 17 is available, however, distributed managers requested that it only be distributed for individual home use to avoid support conflicts with use of SPSS 15 on department-managed desktops. It is proposed that SPSS 17 be the adopted standard as of the Summer terms.

Elizabeth also announced that JAWS 10 had been released for download and she would send notifications when installation CDs were available.

Elizabeth also reported that work on an FAQ for the EagleMail to EagleConnect migration was being completed by Richard Sanzone and that preparations were being made for a February 3 release of the new service.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

AREA REPORTS

No area reports were given.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:08 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for February 6, 2009.


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