IT Standard Purchases

IT Standard Purchases

Shopping Cart and Computer                                                            

To help your IT Acquisitions move through a smooth, successful process, this list identifies standard IT items and how to purchase them. 

If your IT Acquisition need does not fall in one of these categories, please submit a Support Request for IT Acquisitions & Projects to be reviewed by IT Leadership.

Desktop, Laptop and Tablet Computers

Laptops                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For those not in Student Affairs, who wish to view the standard Windows machines on your own, login to YoMart and select the Dell punchout site.  If you have questions about using YoMart, please visit their website

Apple devices are purchased through the University Bookstore; remember to let them know if the purchase is for University Business or Personal Use.

Office Phones, Headsets and Conference Systems

Cisco Office Phone                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Departments and programs are required to use VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) enabled Cisco phones which are provided by ITS per phone line.  If you need a new phone, line or conference system in your department, please submit a support ticket.  Should your phone needs vary from what is provided, ITS Network Infrastructure & Control Systems will advise you on how to procure additional or non-standard equipment.

For a hands-free headset, go to, then the CDWG punch out site to see the approved models from Jabra and Plantronics.  If you need help in determining what will best suit your needs, call the Help Desk at 828-262-6266.

Mobile Phones, Hotspots, Tablets with Data Plans

2 Cellphones                                                                                                                                                              Partnering with Verizon, Departments may purchase a mobile phone, hot spot or tablet with a data plan for University business.  Please submit a support ticket for this or other Verizon related assistance.

Copiers & Multi-function Printers (Printer/Copier/Fax/Scanner)

Copier                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Departments and programs are required to use a Sharp MFP from Copier Services for their managed, networked MFP.  Costs vary by unit and are broken down on the Copier Services website. For more information about this service, please contact Mike Waters.  

Classroom Technology Equipment

SmartBoard                                                                                                                                                                                                            All classroom technology is purchased and managed by IT Support Services.  To view the standard classroom equipment, please vist our website.  For questions, please contact  Garry Powell or submit a support ticket.

Scala Digital Signage

Scala Digital Signage 



Scala is the supported digital signage solution for campus, under UComm's guidance with ITS providing  the back-end server support for the player management. Please see the University's Digital Signage website to learn more.

Security Cameras

Security CamDepartments needing a security camera solution must use Axis cameras and have approval from the Security Camera Oversight Governance Committee.  To submit your request for review or to seek a quote for purchase, please submit a support ticket.  If the request is approved, IT Infrastructure Services will advise you on what is involved for purchasing and coordinate installation.