Distributed Computing Support
Joe Adamo (ITSS Communications), Vasilis Angelogiannos (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Troy Bacon (Fin/Bus Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair (UIT)), Michael Bagget (College of Visual Arts and Design), Ben Bigby (College of Music), Ginger Boone (UNT Facilities), Jim Byford (College of Engineering), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), Katy Gallahan (ITSS CTSS), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Paul Hons (College of Education), Deke Isaac (UNT Micro Maintenance), Scott Jackson (Libraries), Abraham John (UIT AITS), Brenda Kirk (ITSS PC/Lan Support), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Pat Nolan (UNT Athletics), Shea Rogers (UNT Business Services), Richard Sanzone (UIT Helpdesk), Chris Stoermer (ABN Lan Mgmt), Chris Strauss (ITSS Remedy Administration), Michael White (UNT Dallas), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)
Vasilis Angelogiannos (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Troy Bacon (Fin/Bus Affairs and Controller), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair (UIT)), Michael Bagget (College of Visual Arts and Design), Tim Christian (College of Arts and Sciences), John Leutkemeyer (for Abraham John, UIT AITS), Joey Macaraeg (for Mike Hatch, College of Business), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Pat Nolan (UNT Athletics), Shea Rogers (UNT Business Services), Richard Sanzone (UIT Helpdesk), Chris Strauss (ITSS Remedy Administration), Robert Wellman (for Paul Hons, College of Education), Roy Zumwalt (Texas Academy of Math/Science)
Richard Anderson (ITSS Information Security), Allen Bradley (ITSS Administration and Compliance), Rachel Burlage (ITSS Administration and Compliance), Mac Edwards (Computing and IT Center), Randy Evans (Graduate School), Lena Lackey (TAMS), Claudia Lynch (UIT ACUS), Gabe Marshall (ITSS Security), Don McClure (ITSS Remedy Administration), Christian McHugh (College of Arts and Sciences), Raymond Pillar (College of Arts and Sciences), Charlotte Russell (ITSS Admin/Compliance), Curry Searle (UIT ACUS), James Strawn (College of Arts and Sciences), Craig Terrell (ITSS ESTS)
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Minutes from February 3, 2012, were approved as written.
ADOBE SITE LICENSE CONTRACT
Allen Bradley (ITSS) told the group that we have some "interesting opportunities" available to us WRT Adobe software if we act quickly (before the end of the month). The amassing of IDOs for Adobe renewals is almost complete and this opportunity will ameliorate the biennial hassle of doing that ever again. Our new Adobe Rep., Tom Dent, has proposed we go to a site license agreement that is good for 3 years. Allen has calculated that besides saving us the hassle of generating IDO's we will have accrued some financial savings at the end of the 3 year period. The new agreement will give us unlimited access to Adobe Design Premium AND Adobe Master Collection. This access will be for all FTE's (faculty and staff) and Labs and includes the ability to take the software home. The software will be leased instead of purchased but it will help with compliance in terms of someone not needing to have an IDO for purchase of software they are already using. Everyone will also have direct access to the Adobe download site, ensuring the latest editions of the software are available.
Questions were asked about software that was not included in either the Adobe Design Premium or Master Collection. Alan stated that he would see if some of those could be thrown in with our agreement or people could still use the current IDO process to get those products. Some of the products that were mentioned are Captivate, Collector, Light Room, Elements, and After Effects. CAS ITS representatives asked if people could just install one product like Acrobat Pro instead of a whole package. Allen thought they would probably have to install the whole package. Allen added that he thought such an arrangement would also provide "good budget control" which might make it attractive to CIOs. He agreed to clarify questions regarding FTE's versus Labs and get back to the group (via Netman, probably) on Michael Baggett's question about CVAD's need for approximately 300 copies of the Master Collection. COE stated that they probably need 200 copies. Allen promised to move ahead quickly so that things can be put in place by the end of the month, if the agreement is approved by the CIO.
Discussion was undertaken again regarding cloud storage and other cloud based services. A DCSMT working group was proposed to look into the use of services like Dropbox.com on campus, investigate alternatives like the box.com/Internet2 partnership, and investigate possible internal cloud storage solution. Initial makeup of the group included Pat Nolen or some other representative from AITS, Robert Wellman from COE, Michael Baggett from CVAD, a representative from CAS, Curry Searle from ACUS, and Rich Anderson from ITSS Security.
No new business was discussed.
No area reports were given.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for March 2, 2012.
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