Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Draft Meeting Minutes

July 16, 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), Krysta Berry (for Joe Adamo, CITC Communications), Nassos Galiopoulos (for Chu Chuah, Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (for Philip Baczewski, DCSMT Chair (CITC)), Paul Hons (College of Education), Ryan Loudermilk (for Michael Bagget, College of Visual Arts and Design), Joey Macaraeg (for Mike Hatch, College of Business), Raymond Pillar (for Tim Christian, College of Arts and Sciences), Shea Rogers (UNT Business Services), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Administration), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)

Chris Bennett (AVP/Finance), Kory Booth (CITC Operations), Mac Edwards (Computing and IT Center), David Franklin (CITC Data Communications), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Brandon Hill (UNT Business Services), Maurice Leatherbury (CITC AVP Comp/CTO), JoAnn Luksich (CITC Data Management), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Christian McHugh (College of Arts and Sciences), Patrick McLeod (CITC Academic Computing RSS), Jordan Minter (Universities Center at Dallas), Rochelle Ray (ABN LAN Mgmt), Kelley Reese (UNT URCM), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Curry Searle (CITC ACUS), Garrett Stephens (CITC Sharepoint), Craig Terrell (CITC Network Computing Services), Glenn Thorpe (CITC Information Security), Michael White (ABN LAN Mgmt), John Forshay (Dell), Bill Niederstadt (Dell), Mark Bundick (McAfee)


Minutes from June 18, 2010, were approved as written.


Maurice Leatherbury (VP for Information Technology and CIO) and Kelly Reese (Dir. Of University Relations, Community Relations) described the launching of a new "landing page" for UNT to be a combination of forms of communication to faculty, staff and students. Kelly stated that URCM would like the page to be the default home page for all departments. The page will launch on August 18th. Maurice inquired to managers as to whether the page could be made the default for browsers on their supported desktops and asked for feedback after consultation with their departments. Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (meeting chair) asked that managers report back at next DCSMT meeting on August 6th.


Bill Niederstadt and John Forshay of Dell gave a presentation of Dell Printing and Imaging Solutions which highlighted 27 Products and showed low to top end commercial printers and capabilities. They described a trade-in Program which purports benefits of Energy reduction, avoidance or reduction of environmental sensitive material use, and recycling. Dell suggests that departments refresh 10% of their printers each quarter to work more efficiently, as new printers conserve energy, copy faster, and are environmentally conscious. They also discussed a Classroom Print Station and Healthcare Print Station available from Dell.


Mark Bundick of McAfee reviewed the April incident related to McAfee virus scanning software which resulted in Windows computers on campus being disabled and assured managers that steps have been taken to improve the process of validating virus scan data before it is released.


Patrick McLeod (CITC ACUS) answered questions regarding SPSS versions.

Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner demonstrated the use of Office Live apps in EagleConnect. Her article in the July 2010 Benchmarks details how to use this new feature. Students can use Office Live as part of EagleConnect and can save files to either SkyDrive or their own PC.

Elizabeth announced that Faronics training (DeepFreeze and PowerSave) is set for July 30th with the location to be announced.

Curry Searle (CITC ACUS) reported that the DCSMT SCCM working group proposed a draft document describing the acquisition and use of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), and received no comments or criticism. The SCCM working group proposes that MDOP be added to the set of products licensed from Microsoft. Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin and Compliance) asked for a count of the MDOP license seats needed. Next meeting of the SCCM working group is scheduled for Friday, July 23.


It was announced that a Drupal interest group was meeting every 3rd Thursday of month at 2:00 pm. More information can be found at https://webadmin.unt.edu/.


Krysta Berry (CITC Datacomm) announced that Rudy and Ben have left the Datacomm group and that David Franklin is moving from CITC Operations to CITC Datacomm.

Ray Pillar announced that CAS IT Services is working on Virtual Desktop Interface project and will host a VDI "show and tell" on July 23rd.

Charlotte Russell announced the availability of a document signing template on a certificate authority for general use.

Maurice Leatherbury (CIO) announced that the updated Cellphone/IPAD policy has been published.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for August 6, 2010.

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