Administrative Computing Committee
September 4th, 2001 3:30pm
|Members Present||David Heise, Chair; Gary Dickerson, Secretary; Dan Cress, Marlene Jorgensen, Emilio Garcia-Marenko, Sue Schwab, Steve Sowder|
|Members Absent||Derek Bradfield, Ron Herr, Elaine Hoilette, Lisa Jardine, Pat Mutch, Sharyl Turon, Ed Wines|
|Minutes of Previous Meeting||The minutes of the previous meeting were approved.|
Discussion was held about how the current registration session went
overall. While no overall speed problems noticed there were still
times when there was some noticeable slowdowns but nothing to the extent
that we had in the past.
The servers were never observed to have a extended time of slow performance there were still complaints of slow screens. In the future registrations we might monitor certain areas to determine if there might be infrastructure enhancements that need to be made.
Overall the process seemed to work but new enhancements are needed.
|[*]Software Permission Statement|| David Heise read the proposed changes
to the Computers and Networks Policy
concerning aoftware approval. Once the final wording is approved an
advertising campaign for it will need to be done to make all areas aware
of the policy. Marlene Jorgensen suggested that all the computer
policy be included in the Employee Handbook.
Discussion was held on how this policy could be enforced. It was determined that it would be mainly self-enforcing.
The policy was approved with a modification.
|Policy statement on 2.4GHz|| Certain wireless devices that work in the 2.4GHz
band interfere with both ourshort haul and long haul wireless networks.
David Heise read a draft policy document specifying Guidelines
for the Use of the 2.4 GHz Radio Frequency.
The policy was voted with the amendment that the policy be written for any wireless device.
|[*]Email Conversion & policy implications||Our current email
server is having problems coping with the current volume of email.
The biggest problem is where people are keeping all their email on the server
inbox even after it is read. David Heise outlined three steps that
need to be taken to alleviate the problem.
The first is to move any read mail on the server to a new folder. Second is to start using either IMAP or POP3 (with delete from server after read). IMAP will allow mail to be read from multiple computers. The POP3 default is to delete email from the server after popping it to the local machine, but some users keep it on the server as well. These users will be converted to the IMAP protocol.
|New Banner Support Specialist position||Gary Dickerson relayed that Rich Forrester has accepted the position of Banner Support Specialist for Finance, Human Resource and Alumni/Development. He is planning on being here on campus the week of September 17th.|
|Content management (imaging and workflow)||David Heise reported that SCT has officially announced that their third party imaging product is now integrated with Banner and Workflow. The major obstacle that we now face is how to fund the purchase estimated to be $150,000.|
|Next Meeting||October 2nd, 2001 at 3:30 p.m.|
Chair: David Heise
Secretary: Gary Dickerson