Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

October 1, 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)), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Chu Chuah (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Paul Hons (College of Education), John Leutkemeyer (for Scott Jackson, Libraries), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Shea Rogers (UNT Business Services), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Administration), Chris Worley (for Tim Christian, College of Arts and Sciences), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)

T. J. Adamowicz (CITC Network Computing Services), Richard Anderson (CITC Information Security), Vasilis Angelogiannos (College of Public Affairs and Community Service), Lynn Bissett (URCM), Kory Booth (CITC Operations), Kacey Close (College of Visual Arts and Design), Mac Edwards (Computing and IT Center), Randy Evans (Texas Academy of Math/Science), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Academic Computing & User Services), Yonathan Khoe (CITC Checkin), Dan Kidd (CITC Sharepoint), Jennifer LaFleur (CITC Administration & Compliance), Maurice Leatherbury (VP for CIT & CIO), Bart Leudemann (CITC Operations), JoAnn Luksich (CITC Data Management), Joey Maldonado (UNT Libraries), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Jason Myre (CITC Messaging), Bahram Paiani (CITC Network Computing Services), Gary Primo (UNT Telecomm), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Curry Searle (CITC ACUS), Chris Stoermer (Student Health and Wellness Center), Craig Terrell (CITC Network Computing Services), Jackie Thames (Col. Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Glenn Thorpe (CITC Information Security), Steve Vocelka (CITC Computer Operations), Yancey Yeargan (CITC Network Computing Services)


Minutes from September 3, 2010, were approved as written.


Dr. Maurice Leatherbury (VP for CIT & CIO) was acknowledged as the founding chair of DCSMT upon his last day before retirement from the University of North Texas. In parting remarks, Maurice looked back on the founding of DCSMT in 1996 and noted that the twice-monthly meetings have made a big difference in the provision of desktop computing services at UNT. He expressed his appreciation to all involved, and noted that John Hooper would be Interim CIO in his place. Maurice was given a standing ovation by meeting attendees.


Susan Pierce (CITC Sharepoint) introduced Lynn Bissett Assistant Director for Academic Publications in the Provost's office who is employing a Sharepoint site for allowing additions or changes to the academic curriculum. Susan demonstrated the functionality of the site which supports changes to course information along with supporting the reviews and approvals necessary to accept the changes. Information from the site will be used to keep publications of course information complete and up to date.


Scott Romig of Absolute Software spoke about CompuTrace and Lojack for Laptops which are software products for tracing and recovering stolen computers.


Joe Adamo (CITC Communications Services) described working with a CITC team for about a year to investigate Microsoft Unified Messaging. Unified Messaging has the ability to record voicemail and deliver it into Microsoft Exchange, allowing receipt of voice mail in the e-mail environment, and on phones and other mobile devices. All CITC voice mail services have been converted to Unified Messaging. UNT Telecomm will be replacing Verizon voice mail with Unified Messaging campus wide over the next year. Jason Myre discussed that he has cross referenced a UNT Telecomm phone data base with Active Directory records in order to prepare for a campus-wide rollout and requested help from the distributed managers to verify that the phone numbers were associated with the correct people. Joe said that the voice mail cost would remain the same initially, but that he anticipated that the cost would be lowered once the conversion was complete and costs had been assessed.


No old business was discussed.


No new business was discussed.


Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC ACUS) announced that new SPSS license codes had finally been received and documented on the StatApps volume has had the code for Matlab. Questions about either product licensing can be referred to Patrick McLeod.

Glenn Thorpe (UNT IT Security) announced that the latest patch for McAfee EPO had been applied with no issues observed.

Yancey Yeargan (CITC Directory Services) announced that the UNT root certificate was now being provided via Active Directory.

Chris Stoermer announced that flu season was near and that the UNT Health Center would be providing free flu shots for students and to employees at low cost.

Jason Gutierrez announced that the Apple Managers Group would meet on Friday, Oct. 8 in CVAD room 338.

Charlotte Russell announced that Jennifer LaFleur had retired from the University and that Allen Bradley has taken over managing software licensing.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:24 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for October 15, 2010.

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