If your department is planning on buying a system that makes use of the University network (excluding printers and computers) and requires outside vendor support, you should consider requesting a consultation with Network Services.
This includes purchases of:
- Server based systems
- Wireless related technologies, such as microphones or Personal Response Systems (a consultation is not necessary for cellular wireless)
- Telephony related systems (excluding cellular wireless)
- Video conferencing equipment
- Computer lab equipment
Network Services will review the specifications to insure that the system will work correctly and securely in our networked environment. Network Services will also make sure that the appropriate network jacks and/or ports, power, Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS), and Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) requirements are met. This may result in additional departmental costs to change or update spaces to meet the technical requirements. You should check with your department Head or Dean regarding approval for renovations to space.
Need help selecting software or hardware?
An ITS staff member will work with you to determine which software or hardware best fits your needs. Use the consultation request form.