Distributed Computing Support
Management Team

Meeting Minutes

May 18, 2012

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

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), 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)

Members Present
Vasilis Angelogiannos (Col. Of Public Admin & Comm. Svc.), Philip Baczewski (DCSMT Chair (UIT)), Craig Berry (for Michael Bagget, College of Visual Arts and Design), Katy Gallahan (ITSS CTSS), Mike Hatch (College of Business), Deke Isaac (UNT Micro Maintenance), Gary Mathews (College of Information), Don McClure (for Chris Strauss, ITSS Remedy Administration), Raymond Pillar (for Tim Christian, College of Arts and Sciences), Richard Sanzone (UIT Helpdesk), Brenda Yu (for Paul Hons, College of Education)

Mac Edwards (Computing and IT Center), Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner (UIT Academic Computing), JoAnn Luksich (UIT Data Management), Claudia Lynch (UIT ACUS), Robert Wellman (UIT AITS)


Minutes from May 4, 2012, were approved as written.


John Forshay of Dell was on hand to discuss changes in Dell's Desktop and Laptop model lines anticipated for June, 2012. Both model lines are expected to use the Intel "Ivy Bridge" chip set. Also discussed was an "all-in-one" model in the 9010 line.


Managers discussed the usage of Ghost for image management. A number of areas reported using Ghost extensively. It has been proposed that Ghost be replaced with management tools such as Microsoft SCCM and OSD. Philip Baczewski asked the DCSMT SCCM group to investigate Ghost alternatives and report back at a later date.

Philip Baczewski provided an update on IT Governance changes for UNT and noted that the DCSMT function would likely be replace with a Technical and Architecture group with similar membership and mission.

In response to a question, no new information was forthcoming regarding the Cloud Storage working group.


No new business was discussed.


No area reports were given.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for June 1, 2012.

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