ITS Technology Life-Cycle Program
Given the enormity of the budget challenges the University is facing, carefully managing the procurement of technology is critical in order to ensure we’re maximizing our volume purchasing power, negotiating the deepest discounts possible, and reducing our ongoing support cost. This is enabled by carefully selecting, reviewing, and managing preferred vendors for servers, printers, computers (desktops, laptops, tablets) and generic software.
All Information Technology hardware and software purchases must have the prior approval of the North Carolina Central University’s Chief Information Officer. This includes Professional Services Agreements, maintenance and licensing arrangements as well.
The ITS Technology Life-Cycle Program outlines campus-wide standards for configuration of all computers. This standard will assist in ensuring consistency across the campus’s personal computing and network infrastructure. ITS has also established relationships with multiple vendors who are on the North Carolina State Contract List and the University of North Carolina General Administration’s Master Agreements to maximize the university’s purchasing power through the utilization of discounts associated with bulk purchasing. In addition this program will substantially reduce the cost associated with supporting and maintaining technology equipment.
The preferred vendors for computers and laptops are:
Visit the link below to view the standard computer/laptop options and their standard configuration.
If there are unique and/or special requirements, please send an email to Mr. John Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chief Information Officer, providing explanation and justification for the exception.
Prior to submitting a requisition to purchasing, the following process should be followed:
Attach justification for purchase as follows:
The University is required to centralize and reduce the number of printers across campus in an effort to control costs and to comply with the UNC-GA PACE initiatives.
The process for requesting printers is as follows:
SOFTWARE and PROFESSIONAL SERVICES/MAINTENANCE/LICENSE AGREEMENTS
In order to ensure that the University is in compliance with the legal requirements of software vendors and service providers, the following process is required when seeking software and professional services:
Currently, NCCU is participating in the development of a UNC-GA Combined Purchasing Initiative. As this process evolves, ITS will inform the university constituents of any changes in processes and procedures.
Additionally, ITS will be posting additional information about Information Technology services on the web in the near future.
If you have any questions about the above process should be submitted to email@example.com , Terrence Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org (x5061).