Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

April 1, 2011

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), Michael Bagget (College of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (University Union), Pat Nolen (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), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Paul Hons (College of Education), John Leutkemeyer (for Scott Jackson, Libraries), Joey Macaraeg (for Mike Hatch, College of Business), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Administration), James Strawn (for Tim Christian, College of Arts and Sciences)

Kory Booth (CITC Operations), Tom Bunten (HSC Academic Information Services), Joe Diaz (UNT Internal Audit), Mac Edwards (Computing and IT Center), Kyle Fincher (CITC MMS), John Forshay (Dell, inc.), Jeff Guintivano (UNT Libraries), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Academic Computing), Bart Leudemann (CITC Operations), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Chris Mays (Einstruction, inc.), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Mark Mclung (Dell, inc.), Bill Neiderstadt (Dell, inc.), Chris Stoermer (Student Health and Wellness Center), Larry Talley (CITC Sharepoint)


Minutes from February 18, 2011, were approved as written.


Joe Diaz of UNT Internal audit discussed his project to examine software licensing and controls. He announced that he would be sending an e-mail survey to all distributed managers and said he would appreciate the feedback they could provide. Once he has collected results, he promised to share them with the distributed managers.


John Forshay (Dell) provided an overview of Dell 4000 and 6000 series laptops and showed some of the new features available in the new models. He also discussed the new Dell desktop models and provided information regarding the differences between the Series 390, 790, and 990. He offered to provide enterprise product information on request and noted that Dell had acquired Compellent, who feature SAN storage products (in use at UNT.)

Bill Niederstadt (Dell) showed Dell's line of projectors and demonstrated a Dell S500wi short throw projector that features interactive features that allow it to be used like a "smart board." He noted that the short throw projectors allow interaction from various distances without interference from a shadow. The projector comes with a wireless virtual pen and has built-in wireless capability. As many as four computers can send output to the projector at once, allowing for easy collaboration or instruction.

Chris Mays (EInstruction) demonstrated software bundled with the Dell projector, that allows interaction and annotation on any display coming from a Windows PC. He also demonstrated the MOBI-VIEW, a portable whiteboard and virtual pen that can be used from anywhere in the room to notate on the digital display.

Bill Niederstadt mentioned that Dell has a product line around digital signage. Distributed managers expressed interest in having a followup presentation at a later date.


Larry Talley (CITC Sharepoint) mentioned that Sharepoint currently requires 32-bit versions of Office and other applications for access.


No new business was discussed.


No area reports were given.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:32 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for April 15, 2011.

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