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Desktop Computing Project

dell computerInformation Technology deploys a university-wide Desktop Computing Project." UHD full-time faculty and staff members are provided with a desktop computer or laptop for general productivity software on a three-year rotating basis determined by Department. Computers which fall below the minimum standard are upgraded based on the department's upgrade rotation.

Departments that are eligible for new computer replacement by the Desktop Computing Project are those that are HEAF eligible. In some cases the departments that are not eligible for new computers or laptops purchase them with their own budgets. Access to PCs is also provided for adjunct faculty and part-time staff as defined by their unit leadership. Network departmental laser printers are installed in departments, but individual user printers are covered from the unit's budget.


A set of applications and hardware standards has been adopted for all University computers to be provided to faculty and staff.


Minimum Hardware Specifications

November 3, 2014

Standard Software Applications

Intel Core i5 Processor
Speed varies depending on model
320+ GB Hard Disk
Media Reader (varies by model)
19"+ LCD Monitor
Optical Mouse

Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint & Publisher)
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Visio Professional
Microsoft Project Professional
McAfee VirusScan
Adobe Acrobat Professional
Identity Finder

Microsoft Visual Studio (by request only)
SPSS (by request only)


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Last updated or reviewed on 11/3/14

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