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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 contact your Information Resource Consultant (IRC).  Your IRC  will 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.  your IRC will assist in obtaining quotes and ITS approval needed to complete technology related Purchase Requisitions.  Once items are received, your IRC will install, support and assist in training and utilization of your technology purchases.


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, MPC/Gateway and Xerox.  Please contact your IRC for current hardware recommendations.


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

Current Operating Systems Supported by ITS:
Microsoft Windows XP sp3
Microsoft Windows Vista Business sp2
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate sp2
Apple Macintosh OS 10.4, 10.5

Current Versions of Software Supported by ITS:
Creative Suite CS3, CS4
Acrobat Reader 9
Acrobat Professional 8, 9
Contribute CS3, CS4
Dreamweaver CS3, CS4
Photoshop CS3, CS4
InDesign CS3, CS4

Blackboard Learning System CE Enterprise License

Clean Access Agent
Virtual Private Network Client

User Interface 1.5, 2.0 (datatelweb), 2.2

Office Professional 2003, 2007
Office 2008 for Mac
OneNote 2003, 2007
Outlook 2003, 2007
Visio 2003, 2007
Internet Explorer 7, 8

Firefox 3

Respondus 3.5

Endpoint Protection 11


Please visit the Technology in Education to Advance Learning (TEAL) technology Lab for additional software and training resources.

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.

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