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Technology Purchases

Information Technology Services (ITS) is required to review all computer hardware, computer peripherals and software purchases to assure compatibility and functionality on Coastal Carolina University's networks.  When considering a technology purchase please submit a ticket to the ITS Help Desk to request assistance.  An Information Resource Consultant (IRC) will be assigned to assist in determining the best solution for your technology needs including compatibility, reliability, licensing, total cost of ownership and South Carolina state contract vendor information.  The IRC will assist in obtaining quotes and ITS approval needed to complete technology related Purchase Requisitions.  Once items are received, an IRC will install, support and assist in training and utilization of your technology purchases.

Hardware

ITS continuously researches, tests and evaluates computer systems, printers, upgrades and peripherals for use at Coastal Carolina University.  The university purchases from major vendors including Apple, Dell, Hewlett Packard, and Xerox.

Software

The following list is the current computer operating systems and software applications recommended and supported by ITS.

Current Operating Systems Supported by ITS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Apple Macintosh OS X

Current Software Supported by ITS:

Adobe

Creative Suite
Acrobat Reader
Acrobat Professional
Contribute
Dreamweaver
Photoshop
InDesign

Blackboard
Blackboard Learning System CE Enterprise License

Cisco
Clean Access Agent
Virtual Private Network Client

Datatel

Microsoft
Office Professional
Office for Mac
OneNote
Outlook
Visio
Project
Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox

Respondus

Symantec Endpoint Protection

TechSmith
Camtasia
Snagit

Information Technology Services recognizes that a university environment demands a wide range of technology needs.  A “best effort” response will be provided to support faculty and staff with software and hardware not on the recommended and supported lists.