Standardization Committee Technology Subcommittee Meeting Minutes

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Standardization Committee

Technology Subcommittee

Meeting Minutes

August 6
, 2013


Opening

The
first

meeting of the
Technology Subc
ommittee was called to order at
9:01

a
.m.

on
August 6
,
2013

in
327 Pryzbyla Center
by
Debbie Jackson.


Present

Debbie Jackson (chair)



Dan Kennedy
, Conferences & Pryzbyla Mgmt.

Raylene Dufresne




Karen Kreamer Porter
, Facilities, Amin Svcs

Betsy Ramsey





Nick Kruckenberg
, Undergraduate Studies

Sue Weir (sc
ribe)




Bart Pollock
, Public Affairs

Jatoya Garner
, Procurement



Danielle Spinato
, Enrollment Services

Steve Connaghan
,
University

Library

Kathryn Jennings
, Campus Activities

Marion Gosney
, Alumni Relations


Marc Sebrechts
, Chair,
Psychology

Not Present

Ivonne

Ambrozkiewicz, Human Resources Len Davidson, Law Library

Bill Kules, Library & Information Science

Bin Tran, Engineering

Mary Kate Zabroske, Housing Services

Chris Born, Theology & Religious Studies


Approval of
Minutes

There were no mi
nutes
.


Agenda Items

There were no agenda items.


Introduction and We
lcome

Debbie
opened the meeting by welcoming
the members of the Technology Subcommittee.
Then
she explained
the
Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

Office
’s

mission and

goals
.
Procurement
Services
is responsible for ensuring compliance with the competitive bid policy, selecting
vendors, awarding contracts and purchase orders, and for maintaining the University's
procurement records.


She
discussed
the
mission of the Standardization Committee and the

purpose

of the Technology

Subcommittee.
The subcommittee would be focusing on technologies. In regards to saving
money
, improve our procurement processes, and how CUA will improve their technology.

The
subcommittee is to constructively “poke holes” in o
ur proposals. She d
iscussed the Committee’s
website located on the Procurement website
,
http://treasurer.cua.edu/procurement
-
services/standcomm/
,

which i
ncludes Committee’s mission
and goals, meeting minutes,
standards from Technology Services, and general policies.


Technology
Subcommittee Presentation

Debbie turned the presentation over to Betsy. Betsy discussed T
echnology Services new
mission
statement.

She explained that
TS pro
vides computing and network facilities to students and
faculty for their educational and research activities; supports the university's enterprise
applications; manages the campus network; and provides telecommunication, digital media and
`

technical support

services.

She discussed the new help desk ticketing system, which will allow
tickets to be created by sending email to
techsupport@cua.edu
.”


Why have computing standards? Better support,
ability to
stock spares, standard
software
configuration, and cost savings with volume purchasing. She then presented the proposed
standard desktop and laptop.



Technology Services
provides only desktop computers. Departments purchase only needed

laptops.
For ex
ceptions to the rule,
and if they are warranted, how we plan to handle those
exceptions.

The Committee has recognized that there are some departments that will need
“beefed up” Apple computers,
i.e., Public Affairs
,

Publications, Media Studies lab a
nd the

University V
ideographer.


By default the proposed hardware will be our standard.
Whatever the group decides as a whole
will become policy and standard procedures. Laptops as desktop replacements will be discussed
at a later date. There will be a sub
committee that will address that

topic.


Example models were listed:

Windows standard desktop

Dell
OptiPlex

3010

Core i3, 8 GB, 22”

Standard notebook


Dell Latitude 3330

Core i3, 4 GB, 13”, 3.5 lbs

Mac

standard desktop


Apple Mac mini

Core i5, 8 GB, 22”

St
andard notebook


Apple MacBook Pro

Core i5, 4 GB, 13”, 4.5 lbs


Feedback

Dr. Sebrechts recommends adding a
15”

laptop to the list, Steve Connaghan agreed.

Bart Pollock
asked

about the future of the subcommittee.

The Committee will be reviewing not only desktop
replacements, tablets an
d mobile
devices
,
but
also
printers, audio visual, and any technology.


Next Steps



Choice of

15” laptop



Service contracts



Tablets and mobile computing




Laptop as desktop
replacement


Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at
9:55

a
.m.

by
Debbie Jackson
.