Computer Management Program
Brandeis provides a centrally funded computer to each eligible faculty and staff member through the Computer Management Program. Some computers necessary for a department's essential operations can be acquired through the management program as well. Currently, University-managed computers are replaced every five years. Managers of new employees should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
Computer Management Program Advantages
There are major benefits for individuals, as well as the University as a whole, to using computers that are purchased and replaced through the Care program. Computer Care provides:
- Best pricing through discounts and sales tax exemption
- Security and encryption
- ITS and supplier technical support
- Warranty coverage documentation
- Installation of appropriate software
- Wiping of hard drive according to best practices
- Environmentally friendly disposal
Departments eligible for replacement computers in FY2018:
Communications, Office of
Conference & Events Services
Division of Administration & Finance
English as a Second Language
Financial Affairs & Treasury
Hiatt Career Center
President, Office of the
Technology Licensing Office
Women's Gender Studies
Entire departments receive new computers once every five years. For information regarding the schedule contact Chris Lowre.
ITS reaches out to departments beginning in February prior to the next fiscal year. (So, for FY2018, which begins July 1, 2017, ITS would begin conversations with departments in January/February 2017.) ITS schedules a meeting with department chairs or administrators to explain the Computer Management process. Faculty and staff are also informed of this process by email. ITS gets in touch with departments again in April to confirm computer requests and make any necessary adjustments. Finally, ITS schedules a deployment day or days, and a make-up day, for delivery and setup of the new computers.
Yes. You'll need to log in to your computer in order to set up certain features, such as the ability to map departmental shares or print to a departmental printer, so your presence is highly recommended for a smooth transition.
You'll need to make a list of the required software that will be needed to be re-installed on the new machine. We also ask that you take some time to organize and delete anything you would not like moved to the new computer. Other than that, no other work is required, the ITS staff will migrate all the data stored in your user folder to your new computer.
ITS requires that departments buy Brandeis standard models from Dell or Apple, available on the Dell institutional purchases site or the Apple institutional purchases site. Brandeis standard models receive the most comprehensive setup assistance and ongoing support from the Help Desk according to the Help Desk SLA. (Non-standard models receive only best effort support, time permitting.) Also, ITS is glad to help set up computers purchased by departments; see our guidelines and tips for a smooth deployment experience.
Please contact the Computer Management Program for more information on computer options for new employees.
Departmental Computer Purchases
If you are buying a computer for university use with department funds, please buy one of this year's recommended models. Recommended models receive, including help with setup and installation. All other computers are supported as time permits.
Questions? Please email email@example.com.
Personal Computer Purchases
- For personal computer purchases, we strongly suggest you buy Apple or Dell through the links below in order to receive the best repair service from the Brandeis Hardware Repair Shop.
- Student residence halls only have wireless internet access; wired ports are not available.
- If you add a printer to your purchase, please be aware that Brandeis does not support wireless printers.
Faculty and Staff
Please buy one of this year's recommended models in order to receive full Help Desk service. Other models and manufacturers will receive best effort service from the Help Desk as time permits.
We recommend some Apple and Dell models, but it is okay to buy any Apple or Dell model through the online portals below.Dell personal purchases (studentS)