Regardless of funding source, seek consultation from W&M IT on any of the following technology purchases (list below) by submitting a request.
For all technology purchases that require a Request for Proposal or any type of contract/agreement, see the IT Procurement Process.
Desktop and laptop purchases require review by IT. IT will evaluate the need and make recommendations about standard models that IT will support. Supported models will work for the majority of functions.
As a rule, IT does not support non-standard models. If a specialized application requires a non-standard model or if a non-standard model is desired for other reasons, IT will evaluate to determine whether there are any concerns related to placing these computers on our network. If a non-standard purchase is approved, alternate support recommendations will be suggested.
IT does not require specific models or review of purchase requests for projectors or wall mounted LCD displays. Maintenance and support will not be provided by IT for individual purchases. However, Classroom Support technicians are available for consultation regarding quality products and support options provided by local vendors.
All printer purchases must be reviewed by IT for issues related to support and functionality. Note: IT does not allow wireless printers on the College network because they cannot make an encrypted connection.
All server-level computers must be reviewed by IT prior to procurement.
All non-standard or specialized software for desktop, server or enterprise level use must be reviewed by IT regardless of cost or source of funds.
The following standard products provided by IT may be purchased or used without IT review:
(a) W&M Discounted Software: IT offers Microsoft, Adobe, and other software to faculty/staff on college-owned machines at reduced prices.
(b) W&M Licensed Software: Other licensed and open source software products are also available to faculty/staff.
Outside Services Coming to W&M
All technology consulting services must be approved by IT because access to the College network may be required.
Consultation Provided by W&M IT
On request, IT will meet with any department or unit to provide advice on purchase, support, licensing and warranty options.
Questions? Contact the Technology Support Center (TSC)
757-221-4357 (HELP) | [[support]] | Jones 201, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm