Hardware Policies

Hardware policies and procedures are designed to provide optimal service to all users, both staff and faculty, in a cost effective manner. Only machines owned or purchased by the University will be supported.

We recommend that departments and centers cycle their systems after four years.  If the system is older than four years, the department or center can try to extend the warranty of the system through the vendor or manufacturer, or can try to place the systems where there is less traffic and minimal computing need.

We are happy to work with departments and centers to create an inventory to track their computers and give recommendations on when to cycle their systems.