Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

May 21, 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)), Ben Bigby (College of Music), 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), Paul Hons (College of Education), John Leutkemeyer (for Scott Jackson, Libraries), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Administration)

Kory Booth (CITC Operations), Mac Edwards (Computing and IT Center), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Jennifer Lafleur (CITC Admin/Compliance), JoAnn Luksich (CITC Data Management), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Joey Maldonado (UNT Libraries), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Tom McElwee (CITC Enterprise Systems Technical Services), Raymond Pillar (College of Arts and Sciences), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Curry Searle (CITC ACUS), Chris Stoermer (Student Health and Wellness Center), Steve Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations), Michael Wilhelmi (UNT Police), Donnie Hall (Microsoft), Kelly Stanley (Microsoft), Jeff Randall (HP), Bob Bofinger (HP), Kelley Loy (HP), Gary Jones (HP)


Minutes from May 7, 2010, were approved as written.


Donnie Hall from Microsoft was on hand along with Kelly Stanley (by phone) to discuss licensing of Microsoft software at UNT. Donnie first announced that he will be UNT's online marketing representative for Microsoft. In response to a question Donnie stated that software acquired through Microsoft Technet could only be used for testing and proof of concept and not for production deployment. Additionally, when questioned about use of Microsoft products in virtual desktop implementations, Kelly stated that any PC accessing software via a virtual desktop image must be licensed for that software. Microsoft does not offer any concurrent licensing and may need to develop an alternate licensing model to support virtual desktop installations, but that none was currently available. Microsoft representatives indicated that further discussion was necessary to determine the appropriate licensing language to support virtual desktop use and until that language was determined, they supported maintaining the status quo regarding deployment of virtual desktops with Microsoft software.


Representatives from HP were on hand to provide managers with a technology briefing on HP desktop and laptop products. Jeff Randall, UNT's marketing representative from HP introduced Bob Bofinger who provided an overview of HP's Elite brand and other lines of business class desktops and laptops. Kelly Loy and Gary Jones from HP provided an overview of business class printers and provided several recommendations to distributed managers.


No old business was discussed.


No new business was discussed.


Katy Gallahan mentioned that she has run into issues regarding purchase of iPad devices for UNT administrators.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for June 4, 2010.

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