Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

October 15, 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), Charlie Brien (UNT Facilities), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Kacey Close (for Michael Bagget, College of Visual Arts and Design), Nassos Galiopoulos (for Chu Chuah, Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Joey Maldonado (for Scott Jackson, Libraries), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Administration), Robert Wellman (for Paul Hons, College of Education)

Kory Booth (CITC Operations), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Academic Computing), Bart Leudemann (CITC Operations), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Jason Myre (CITC Messaging), Charlotte Russell (CITC Admin/Compliance), Curry Searle (CITC ACUS), Larry Talley (CITC Sharepoint), Jackie Thames (Col. Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Michael White (ABN LAN Mgmt), Michael Wilhelmi (UNT Police)


Minutes from October 1, 2010, were approved as written.


Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair) noted a number of personnel moves and reorganizations with in the CITC due to some retirements and other personnel changes. It was suggested that such personnel changes be announced via the UNT-Netman list in the future. Baczewski also discussed the board order passed by the Board of Regents at their August meeting which defined the role of the system CIO in relation to IT management at the system campuses. Katy Gallahan referred distributed managers to the Vice Chancellor for Finance's blog in which he discusses the UNT System's share services initiative on a monthly basis.


It was announced that the CITC IT Security team would be soliciting input from those interested in using the Absolute Software Lojack or Computrace products for PC tracking and recovery.

Katy Gallahan inquired about the status of an e-mail archiving solution. Jason Myre reported that the Messaging team was currently focussing on implementation of Exchange 2010 and that archiving would be taken up as soon as that implementation was complete. He is also discussing the e-mail archive service with the UNT Compliance office to determine the requirements for such a service.


No new business was discussed.


Jason Gutierrez (CITC Enterprise Messaging and Directory Services) reported that the Apple Managers Group had met and received a presentation on the Parallels virtual hosting environment. Of particular interest was a function to allow remote access to Parallels guest machines via an iPad or iPhone device.

Yancey Yeargan (CITC Enterprise Messaging and Directory Services) reported that the Active Directory Mac OS X directory extensions would be implemented on October 21.

Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences) reported that his area was doing an assessment of IT staff services in relation to research cluster faculty support and has gathered comparison data from other institutions which might be of interest to other distributed managers.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:55 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for November 5, 2010.

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