Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

October 2, 2009

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

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), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (VP Student Development), Brenda Kirk (CITC PC/Lan Support), Gary Mathews (College of Information), 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 (CITC)), Craig Berry (College of Visual Arts and Design), Krysta Berry (for Joe Adamo, CITC Communications), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Matt Graham (for Scott Jackson, Libraries), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Paul Hons (College of Education), Angela Mosley (for Wil Clark, UNT Dallas), Shea Rogers (for Jason McMullen, UNT Business Services), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Administration), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)

Vasilis Angelogiannos (College of Public Affairs and Community Service), Raymond Banks (Universities Center at Dallas), Tom Bunten (HSC Academic Information Services), Nassos Galiopoulos (College of Public Affairs and Community Service), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Maurice Leatherbury (CITC, Interim VP Comp/CIO), John Leutkemeyer (UNT Libraries), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Patrick McLeod (CITC Academic Computing RSS), Bahram Paiani (CITC Network Computing Services), Garrett Stephens (CITC MMS/Sharepoint), Craig Terrell (CITC Network Computing Services), Steve Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations)


Minutes from September 18, 2009, were approved as written.


Patrick McLeod (CITC RSS) provided managers with an update of the status of the CITC-supported statistical applications. The standard version of SPSS supported by CITC/ACUS/RSS is SPSS 17. SPSS has announced SPSS 18 and by their policy, RSS will no longer be able to provide a license code for SPSS 16 other than the temporary code that is now available. Users should move to SPSS 17 as soon as possible. Patrick announced that SAS version 9.2 was now available on the Statapps distribution volume. Also Matlab r2009b is also available.


Tim Christian reported that it had come to his attention that the CITC was funding licenses for numerous copies of WinZip. Tim noted that zip extraction was included functionality in Windows XP, Vista, and presumably Windows 7 and wondered if distributed areas still required licenses for WinZip. It was concluded that this issue be brought up before renewal of the site license by the CITC the next fiscal year so that areas could opt out if they no longer had a requirement for the software.


Mike Hatch asked if desktop power saving software was available yet. The recommendation by DCSMT for power saving software had been accepted by the University administration, but software was not yet available since it was being considered as part of the University's power management contract which was not yet finalized.


No new business was discussed.


Paul Hons reported that COE had implemented digital signage in Matthews Hall. Tim Christian recommended Syracuse University's study on digital signage. Craig Berry noted that CVAD was running digital signage with a Apple Mac Mini and a large monitor. Mike Hatch reported a similar configuration in COB using laptops connected to large monitors.

Tim Christian reported that CAS ITS has hired a student employee to update Google Maps with campus images and that they intended to develop campus virtual walking paths for use by campus visitors that would be helpful for other areas on campus that host conferences.

Brian Walker was introduced as a new IT staff member supporting UNT Dallas.

Craig Terrell reported that the desktop virtualization committee met to review the Library and COB implementations of virtual desktops. They will meet again in November and see a demonstration of VMWare View version 4. Any interested managers can contact Craig for details.

Jason Gutierrez reported that several services calls were still available for Apple Server products if managers had any outstanding support issues in that regard.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:48 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for October 16, 2009.

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