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IT Computer Replacement Plan 2017


Upgrade Plan

Computer Refresh Guidelines 2017-2018

Upgrade Timeline

Upgrade Status

2016 Computer Replacements

2015 Computer Replacements

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One of the goals of Information Technology is to provide adequate and up-to-date computing devices to support the mission of Salisbury University. To this effect, the IT department has developed a roadmap that will guide the replacement of Faculty and Staff primary computers that are five (5) years old or older.

Computer Refresh Guidelines 2017-2018

Faculty may select either a Windows or Mac (Laptop or Desktop) standard model at time of refresh.

  • If a higher performance model is needed, IT will fund the amount equal to the standard model of that category. Additional funds for the price difference will need to be provided by your department. A purchase requisition is required to be sent to IT Procurement with the account code(s) for the difference in cost.
  • Moving from a higher cost device to a lower cost device does not result in any credit. The financial allocation is based on the standard model of the device you choose.
  • Faculty can select the standard model in any category and the replenishment fund will fully cover the cost.

Staff will be provided the standard Windows desktop at the time of replenishment. Requests for higher performance models will be handled on a case by case basis and any additional funds for the price difference will need to be provided by your departmentA purchase requisition is required to be sent to IT Procurement with the account code(s) for the difference in cost.

Upgrade Timeline

This project will take place in two phases:

Phase One - Identification and Ordering - Through August 2017

During the first phase of the plan, IT will verify data from the campus about the primary computers and will be contacting departments for any additional information required. Computers are being replaced on a one-for–one basis (PC for PC, Mac for Mac, laptop for laptop, etc.) with a standard configuration for Windows PCs and for Macintosh computers as seen on the IT Procurement web site. If you wish to change from the standard configuration, IT can provide a quote for any additional costs to upgrade or switch. Changes in computer configurations that incur additional costs are the responsibility of the requesting department or school. Any change from the standard configuration may increase the time to complete the upgrade.

Phase Two - Upgrading Computers - July 2017 to May 2018

Once the replacement computers have been received, during the second phase of the project IT will schedule a time with each faculty or staff member slated for computer replacement to install and migrate the customer's data to the new computer.

Note: All new Windows-based PCs and laptops will come with Windows 10 as the default operating system, which is visually different from previous Windows operating systems. If you would like to learn about this new Operating System through self-paced online training, you can do so by joining the training course within MyClasses at You will need to log into MyClasses in order to join the class. 

Upgrade Status

Last updated 1/12/2018

2016 Computer Replacements

Last Updated 10/11/2017

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