Distributed Computing Support
Management Team


Meeting Minutes

May 6, 2011

Meeting Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: Chilton Hall, Room 245

Members
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)), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Kacey Close (for Michael Bagget, College of Visual Arts and Design), Nassos Galiopoulos (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Deke Isaac (CITC Micro Maintenance), John Leutkemeyer (for Scott Jackson, Libraries), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Pat Nolan (UNT Facilities), Shea Rogers (UNT Business Services), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (CITC Remedy Administration), Robert Wellman (for Paul Hons, College of Education)

Guests
Allen Anderson (CITC Security), Krysta Berry (CITC Data Communications), Kory Booth (CITC Operations), Rachel Burlage (CITC Administration and Compliance), Mac Edwards (Computing and IT Center), Jason Gutierrez (CITC Network Computing Services), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (CITC Academic Computing), T. J. Adamowicz (CITC Network Computing Services), Bart Leudemann (CITC Operations), JoAnn Luksich (CITC Data Management), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Gabe Marshall (CITC Security), Don McClure (CITC Remedy), Jason Myre (CITC Messaging), Bill Niederstadt (Dell), Bahram Paiani (CITC Network Computing Services), Josh Parker (Nexux inc.), Garrett Rumohr (UNT Libraries), Gary Snow (CITC Sharepoint), Chris Stoermer (Student Health and Wellness Center), Scott Windham (CITC Data Communications)

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes from April 1, 2011, were approved as written.

DELL DIGITAL SIGNAGE

Bill Niederstadt from Dell was on hand to talk about Digital Signage products from Dell. Bill introduced Josh Parker from Nexus. Dell and Nexus are partnered to offer digital signage services. Nexus is a global company, headquartered in Dallas that provides a software platform, professional services, and digital and media apps used for Digital Signage. Josh showed examples of signage done on the Nexus software platform and discussed many features of the software. The service can be local or hosted, with hosted access at www.nexus.com. Nexus is in use at UNT HSC.

OLD BUSINESS

  • Exchange Migration Update
    • Jason Gutierrez announced that CITC staff are close to supporting a migration to Exchange 2010. The migration will begin with the CITC and will eventually migrate all of UNT, but will be done gradually so that troubleshooting can occur. More information can be found on the EMDS website. You can access the Exchange migration calendar there, and can subscribe to the calendar on your PC or mobile device. After an account is migrated, Blackberry services does not need reactivation. Apple and Android users will need to change server settings from Legacy to Webmail. The migration will begin May 16 through end of May, focusing on CITC migration. This will give a better picture of how many mailboxes can move during a particular time period. The completion date is targeted for the end of summer.
  • Datacomm Upgrade Update
    • Krysta Berry provided a status update on the Network Upgrade Project. All buildings scheduled to be upgraded this fiscal year have been done successfully. There are six buildings, 24 closets, and 65 or 70 switches remaining to be upgraded. The buildings are Art, Chestnut Hall, Discovery Park, Mean Green Village, Recreation Sports, and the Tennis Center.
  • Desktop/Laptop Computer Standard Recommendations
    • Philip Baczewski related that Dell was about to refresh their Optiplex Desktop PC models and that it would be necessary to revise the recommended systems listed on the Dell Premier customer site. Deke Isaac of CITC MMS will provide configurations and quotes for review, which Philip will distribute to the DCSMT mailing list. Further discussion can occur at the May 20 meeting if necessary.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

AREA REPORTS

Allen Anderson (CITC Security) reported on a minor upgrade to McAfee EPO and about changes to hard drive encryption support.

Jason Gutierrez mentioned that OS 10.7 (Lion) would be available under our support agreement shortly after it is released.

Mike Hatch (College of Business) reported that the new Business Leadership Building would be available for move-in on August 1, and that the building was scheduled to open on August 15.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 11:46 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for May 20, 2011.


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