Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

December 17, 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)), 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), Joey Macaraeg (for Mike Hatch, College of Business), Joey Maldonado (for Scott Jackson, Libraries), Robert Wellman (for Paul Hons, College of Education)

Allen Bradley (CITC Network Computing Services), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Steven Hill (UNT Compliance Office), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Academic Computing), Bart Leudemann (CITC Operations), JoAnn Luksich (CITC Data Management), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Glenn Thorpe (CITC Information Security), Brenda Yu (College of Education) Vonn Miller (Apple Inc.), Brittney Van Zandt (Apple, Inc.),


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


Vonn Miller and Brittney Van Zandt of Apple Inc. were present to discuss Apple's mobility product line that includes the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. They quoted statistics stating that in 2005 1% of students had smart phones, but by 2009, 51% had smart devices. Brittney Van Zandt provided an overview of the current mobile devices from Apple. Vonn Miller discussed how Abilene Christian University (ACU) is now supporting IPod touch use for all students, staff and faculty and provided an overview of other universities' uses of mobile devices and applications. Britney gave a Demo of ITunes, the EPub reader, and IOS version 4.2 features. The ACU Connected Summit for 2011 was mentioned as a resource for gaining more information about use of mobile devices and applications in higher education.


Steven Hill from the UNT Compliance Office provided an update regarding transporting university equipment. His office has found that UNT cannot apply its pre-existing insurance to cover equipment. UNT's vehicle insurance is for liability only, and it would be too costly to insure equipment or persons to move equipment. He said that while UNT is not saying you cannot use your personal vehicle, it is not recommended. It is better to use alternate methods, such as a University-provided vehicle specifically for that purpose, if possible.


No new business was discussed.


Gabe Marshall stated that Information and Security training is mandatory every year, and he wanted to remind managers and others to schedule training.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:20 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for January 7, 2011.

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