Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

May 7, 2010

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

Joe Adamo (CITC Communications Services), Troy Bacon (AVP Finance and Business Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair, Director of Academic Computing, Computing and IT Center), John Berra (Registrar), Michael Bagget (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), Paul Hons (College of Education), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (CITC Administrative Desktop Support), Brenda Kirk (CITC PC/Lan Support), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Deke Isaac (Micro Maint), Shea Rogers (Business Services), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Call Tracking Services), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math and Science)

Members Present
Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair (CITC)), Michael Bagget (College of Visual Arts and Design), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), 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), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Deke Isaac (CITC Micro Maintenance), John Leutkemeyer (for Scott Jackson, Libraries), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Administration)

Richard Anderson (CITC Information Security), Vasilis Angelogiannos (College of Public Affairs and Community Service), Ray Banks (Universities Center at Dallas), Charity Beck (CITC Central Web Services), Kory Booth (CITC Operations), Mac Edwards (Computing and IT Center), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Academic Computing), T. J. Adamowicz (CITC Network Computing Services), Jennifer Lafleur (CITC Admin/Compliance), Alan Livingston (SLIS GAL Manager), Bart Luedemann (CITC Operations), Joey Maldonado (UNT Libraries), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Tom McElwee (CITC Enterprise Systems Technical Services), Jason Myre (CITC Messaging), Raymond Pillar (College of Arts and Sciences), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Craig Terrell (CITC Network Computing Services), Glenn Thorpe (CITC Information Security), Steve Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations)


Minutes from April 16, 2010, were approved as written.


Susan Pierce (CITC Sharepoint) gave a presentation about UNT's possible implementation of Sharepoint's Business Data Catalog which can link to common backend data and allows creation of lists based on Business Data connections to external data services. Charlotte Russell expressed concerns about access via Sharepoint to some business data, and reminded that data owners must allow use of their data to specific individuals.


Glenn Thorpe (CITC IT Security) shared info regarding a telephone meeting with McAfee representatives, who explained that the recent false positive incident was a human error, but that many new policies and practices are in place to keep this from happening again. Discussion ensued about it being 14 years since any problem with McAfee. An inquiry was made regarding use of Eagle Alert System for future IT problems. Charlotte Russell states this was considered, but system in place was basically for use of human life and safety situations. Managers suggested that future similar communications be made through them so that they can appropriately advise their users. Distributed managers will need to arrive on the best time frame when the daily McAfee DAT file update will occur. Glenn agreed to leave the update time as is for now and discuss the issue again in 4 weeks at a DCSMT meeting.

Philip Baczewski (CITC ACUS) discussed the definition of a new desktop standard platform recommendation. The basic funcionality requirements include email, web, and office applications. Discussion seemed to concur that 4 GB of RAM was a minimum requirement. Other issues regarding hardware platform and replacement cycle were discussed and it was concluded that managers would not able to come to a consensus at this time and will defer this decision to a future meeting.

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC ACUS) reported regarding the compilation of a Student Position and Wage chart, and indicated what departments from which she has received responses and also requested information from other departments that had not responded. She asked that everyone submit their information on student wages within their areas ASAP so that she could complete the chart in time to be helpful in the Fall hiring process.


Mike Hatch (College of Business) suggested discussion of Microsoft Office 2010 implementation coordination. Philip Baczewski agreed to bring up the topic at a future DCSMT meeting.


Charlotte Russell (CITC Administration and Compliance) reported that UNT is responding to a Texas State Comptroller survey regarding practices in place to protect personal information acquired by all areas of UNT/state agencies. The survey is being sent to all state agencies. Applicable business units on campus are being asked to complete the survey and business managers may need help from their IT support managers in order to complete the survey. Deadline for survey submission is next week.

Mike Hatch reported that COB's virtual desktop service for lab software was being well-received by students, but that lab usage remained high, indicating that the virtual service was filling a need for students unable to access the labs.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:27 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for May 21, 2010.

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