Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

March 6, 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 (Collegel 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), Jason McMullen (Business Services), 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), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Chu Chuah (College of Public Administration and Community Service), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Gary Mathews (School of Library/Info Science), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy Math/Science)

Guests
Mac Edwards (CITC Helpdesk), Nassos Galiopoulos (Univ System Center @ Dallas), Catherine Hardy (CITC Academic Computing), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Student Computing), Dan Kidd (CITC MMS), Mat Graham (UNT Libraries), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Patrick McLeod (CITC Academic Computing RSS), Ramu Muthiah (Col . Public Admin & Comm Svc), Chris Stoermer (Col Bus Admin), Jackie Thames (Col. Public Admin & Comm Svc), Tri-Ever Rustee (the Wonder Dog)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from February 20, 2009, were approved as written.

SPSS 17 IMPLEMENTATION

Patrick McLeod (CITC RSS) queried the managers as to the next possible cutover date for moving from SPSS 15 top SPSS 17 as the supported version on campus. ACS RSS has tested SPSS 17 and believes it to be stable useful for ongoing support. Patrick indicated that the SPSS 15 license code under which we are operating will expire on August 31, 2009 and will not be renewed. Philip Baczewski stated that it is preferred that SPSS 17 be adopted by the 2009 Summer I term.

OLD BUSINESS

Philip Baczewski mentioned that now that areas were starting to provision software using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, that it might be useful to have a meeting to discuss different issues and techniques that areas may have encountered while using SCCM. Paul Hons mentioned that it might be necessary to coordinate on some naming conventions to avoid conflict in managing provision of software to specific systems. Philip Baczewski agreed to schedule a meeting, probably on March 27, to facilitate discussion of these issues.

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (ACS Student Computing Services) mentioned that the EagleMail to EagleConnect transition was underway and encouraged managers to be sure that faculty and staff were moving off of EagleMail.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

AREA REPORTS

Tom Bunton (HSC) reported that he had attended some ACS short courses and found the content to be helpful, but indicated that the training lab environment needed improvement. Philip Baczewski noted that since SLIS had moved to Discovery Park, ACS no longer has a dedicated training facility like the one that CITC and SLIS had partnered on in the ISB.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for April 4, 2009.


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