Meeting Minutes

September 3, 1999 Meeting

Members present Rich Anderson, Craig Berry, Ginger Boone, Allen Bradley, Tim Christian, Wil Clark, Jim Curry, Mike Hatch, Pam Hight, Paul Hons, Maurice Leatherbury, Gary Matthews, Ramu Muthia, Chris Strauss, Mike Wright

Members absent: Troy Bacon, Bill Buntain, Sandy Burke, Eric Duchemin, Cyndie Harris, Abraham John, Kirk Kelly, Kelly Wood, Roy Zumwalt,

Guests:  Darren Dugan, Jason Myre, Aaron Thompson, Jon Walker

The minutes of the August 6, 1999 meeting were approved with minor corrections.

Wil Clark, reporting for the Student Computing subcommittee, said that Craig Terrell had held a follow-up Students In the Tree meeting.  It was decided that a small core group would work with Craig to design the centralized storage option under consideration.

Maurice reported that the Personnel subcommittee had continued work on the Computing Support Quotient project but had not finalized its work.

Maurice and Mike Wright reported that the Microsoft Campus Agreement had been signed and that the Open License Agreement was also in place.  Mike noted that the Open License agreement was quite a bit different from the Select Agreement, in that our pricing is dependent upon the volume of sales per product and that we'd get better value if we consolidated our orders in order to reach volume requirements for lower prices.

Jim Curry reported that MicroComputer Maintenance was now supporting 8,700 desktop computers on campus.

Rich Anderson brought up a problem that his unit had encountered in trying to order software that is only available for purchase on the Web and that requires credit card payments.  Since the University doesn't have provisions for such purchases, he wondered how we could obtain needed software.  After some discussion, Maurice said that he would invite someone from the Purchasing office to meet with DCSMT to discuss solutions to the problem.

The meeting adjourned at 11:00 AM.


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