Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

October 7, 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), Vasilis Angelogiannos (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
Vasilis Angelogiannos (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair (CITC)), Michael Bagget (College of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Daniel Duncan (for Mike Hatch, College of Business), Katy Gallahan (ABN Lan Mgmt), John Leutkemeyer (for Scott Jackson, Libraries), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Don McClure (for Chris Strauss, CITC Remedy Administration), Shea Rogers (UNT Business Services), Richard Sanzone (CITC Helpdesk), Robert Wellman (for Paul Hons, College of Education)

Charles Bishop (ABN Network Support), Kacey Close (College of Visual Arts and Design), Mac Edwards (Computing and IT Center), Jared Hasbrouck (Office of Sustainability), Judy Hunter (UNT Libraries), Scott Krejci (GALMAC), JoAnn Luksich (CITC Data Management), Claudia Lynch (CITC Academic Computing), Patrick McLeod (CITC Academic Computing RSS), Jackie Thames (Col. Public Admin & Comm. Svc.)


Minutes from September 16, 2011, were approved as written.


Jared Hasbrouck, coordinator of the Office of Sustainability was on hand to talk about needs to assess the printing waste and its associated carbon emissions for the University. Printing has been identified as a potentially large waste and the Office of Sustainability are implementing a program to align with university goals, and working on ways to measure printing by individuals and offices. He is currently looking into programs available to measure print habits and to accurately report printing volume. Discussion included an observation that it is a core activity of a university to generate and publish information and that such activity should still be supported. After much discussion, it was pointed out that the University owns a license for the PaperCut print management program that can implement monitoring and appropriate controls. Such implementation would be done by DCSMT members and their staffs. Jared stated that he would report the information learned at the meeting to his Director and work on the development of a strategy in this regard.


Patrick McLeod reported that he is in the process of standardizing statapps volume for statistical software distribution on campus and is also standardizing license information and how to apply new licenses to existing installations. IBM purchased SPSS and we now have a new contract with IBM for SPSS support and patches. We now have new SPSS licenses for the new fiscal year including a handful of Version 18 licenses. The supported versions of SPSS are 19 and 20. Both SPSS and SAS expire October 31, 2011. We already have our new SPSS authorization codes for 2011; our SAS renewal is pending. SAS will function for 90 days after it expires on October 31st. The new SPSS license includes unlimited access to Mac, Linux, and Windows and extended coverage for AMOS. The new SPSS license includes a limited number home use installations for academic faculty and staff as well as for graduate students pursuing research research with approval of professor. Matlab license keys have been updated and we are working on downloading version 2011b to make it available for installation.


No new business was discussed.


Daniel Duncan (College of Business) reported that they have implemented new printing management software. Faculty and staff must use their ID card to release print jobs, but can do so anywhere in the building. The system supports centralized tracking. If print job is over 100 pages, it must be printed by support staff. 300 laptops were purchased for hands-on classrooms and autoconnect when booted to access a virtual desktop.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for October 21, 2011.

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