Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

June 4, 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
Troy Bacon (AVP Fin/Bus Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair (CITC)), Krysta Berry (for Joe Adamo, CITC Communications), Craig Berry (for Michael Bagget, College of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Chu Chuah (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Mike Hatch (College of Business), John Leutkemeyer (for Scott Jackson, Libraries), Don McClure (for Chris Strauss, CITC Remedy Administration), Pat Nolan (for Charlie Brien, UNT Facilities), Shea Rogers (UNT Business Services), David Swingle (for Deke Isaac, CITC Micro Maintenance), Robert Wellman (for Paul Hons, College of Education), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)

Richard Anderson (CITC Information Security), Mac Edwards (Computing and IT Center), Randy Evans (Texas Academy of Math/Science), Nassos Galiopoulos (College of Public Affairs and Community Service), Abbie Huzarevich (UNT PPS), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Joey Maldonado (UNT Libraries), Casey Pettitt (UNT PPS), Debbie Reynolds (UNT PPS), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Carrie Stoeckert (UNT PPS), Steve Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations), Michael Wilhelmi (UNT Police)


Minutes from May 21, 2010, were approved with suggested ammendments.


Debbie Reynolds (UNT Purchasing and Payment Services) and members of her staff discussed newly proposed procedures for ensuring data security when copier leases are terminated or when purchased copiers are surplussed. PPS will negotiate with copier lease vendors to allow the University to purchase any disks internal to copiers that may contain stored images of copied documents. Those disks would then be erased and disposed of according to existing UNT policies and procedures. Debbie asked if Distributed Managers would be willing to coordinate with copier vendors to accept posession of drives and oversee their disposal. The consensus of the managers was that they would perform those tasks and follow their established procedures for erasing and disposing of hard drives. Similar disposal procedures should be followed when disposing of UNT-owned copiers that contain a hard drive that may store copied documents.


Debbie Reynolds indicated that PPS would not allow purchase of Apple iPads with University funds pending the adoption of a proposed policy modifaction for support of iPads, cell phones, and other similar personal data devices. Philip Baczewski related a proposed policy change, as discussed by UNT CIO Maurice Leatherbury, which would treat iPads similar to current procedures for cell phones and cellular data plans. Distributed managers express the opinion that the iPad devices should not be restricted from purchase with UNT funds, but that the data service be eligible for reimbursement policy, since it requires use of a personal credit card to establish. Philip Baczewski agreed to convey managers' sentiments to the CIO.

Philip Baczewski relayed that the University's power management contract was close to finalization and that some time this summer it was likely that managers would be called upon to install the Faronics PowerSave software.

Discussion of Desktop hardware standard recommendations indicated that College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences had recently purchase Dell Optiplex 780 models. The recommendation of the managers was to have proposed configurations for both Dell Optiplex 980 and 780 models.

Discussion of Windows 7 and Office 2010 implementation indicated that several areas planned to adopt one or both of the new product versions by the end of the Summer. Managers indicated that there were no anticipated incompatibility problems due to these adoptions.


No new business was discussed.


No area reports were given.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:33 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for June 18, 2010.

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