Technology Standardization Guidelines
- Why a Technology Standardization Policy?
- Why are these standards being established?
- What if I have some hardware or software not included on the Troy University Technology Standards recommended list?
- What is the phase-in time for this Troy University Technology Standardization Policy?
- Troy University Technology Software Standards
- Troy University Technology Hardware Standards
Troy University's Technology Standardization Policy is directed toward the goal of achieving and maintaining hardware and software facilities that provide a high level of productivity for faculty, staff and students in a cost-effective manner.
This is a difficult goal to achieve because technology is constantly moving ahead. The purpose of these standards is to provide faculty and staff with guidance in planning technology-based projects on the Troy University campus. In addition, these standards establish a usable degree of technology compatibility across the campus. This enhances the ability to share documents and information in electronic form between different offices and departments at Troy University.
The Troy University's Technology Standards appearing in Appendix A (Software) and Appendix B (Hardware) clearly define the recommended hardware and software facilities endorsed by Troy University. Since technology is not static, this policy and the recommended software and hardware lists will be reviewed and updated a minimum of every six months.
Multiple projects constantly compete for Troy University's resources. Establishing standards will help Troy University plan and purchase technology equipment and software that will enhance productivity and will be usable for a reasonable period of time in the future. These standards will also help the University adhere to its strict policy banning unlicensed software.
What if I have some hardware or software not included on the Troy University Technology Standards recommended list?
Troy University will not require you to change your software and hardware if you do not want to and your supervisor or department concurs. You may find, however, that it will become difficult to communicate and share files with other offices and department across campus if you are using non-standard software or hardware.
The proposed Technology Standards will be phased in beginning Summer Quarter of 1998. Beginning Fall Quarter of 1998, all purchases will adhere to these standards.
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 - 64 bit or Microsoft Windows 10||MAC OS X or Sierra|
|Suites||Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016||Microsoft Office 2011 or 2016|
|Word Processing||Microsoft Word 2013 or 2016||Microsoft Word 2011 or 2016|
|Spreadsheet||Microsoft Excel 2013 or 2016||Microsoft Excel 2011 or 2016|
|Database||Microsoft Access 2013 or 2016||FileMaker Pro|
|Presentation||Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 or 2016||Microsoft PowerPoint 2011 or 2016|
|Anti-Virus||McAfee Enterprise Edition v. 8.8|
|Internet Access||Microsoft Internet Explorer v. 11||Safari|
The hardware standards serve as pre-purchase guidelines for individual academic and administrative units. The recommended standards are minimum configurations for desktop computers and notebook computers.
Note that these are suggested minimum requirements; you may have special needs which require custom configurations. Troy University recognizes that full implementation of Desktop Standards, outlined below, will take time and money. As you upgrade your systems, however, adhering to these standards will result in providing the best productivity and support for all employees.
The minimum configurations are listed below.
|PC (Lenovo)||Apple iMac|
|Processor||Core i5-4670||Core i5|
|Speed||3.4 GHz||2.7 GHz|
|RAM||4 GB||8 GB|
|Hard Drive||500 GB||500 GB|
|DVD/CD-ROM||Integrated||External DVD drive|
|Display||19" LED||21.5" Integrated|
|Graphics||Integrated||Intel HD 5000|
|PC (Lenovo)||Apple Macbook Pro 13"|
|Processor||Core i5-4300m||Core i5|
|Speed||2.6 GHz||3.1 GHz|
|RAM||4 GB||4 GB|
|Hard Drive||500 GB||500 GB|
|CD-ROM||Integrated||External DVD drive|
|Graphics||Integrated||Intel HD 4000|
Mini Display Port to DVI Adapter
|LaserJet||HP LaserJet Ent 500 M553n-color||USB, Ethernet|
|LaserJet||HP LaserJet Ent 600 M601dn, B/W||USB, Ethernet|
|LaserJet, multi-function||HP LaserJet Pro 400 M477dn, color||USB, Ethernet|
|OfficeJet, multi-function||HP OfficeJet Pro 8710, color||USB, Ethernet|
|Document Imaging Scanner||Canon DR 6010C||USB|
|Document Scanner||Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500||USB|
3 year on-site
|Projector PowerLite 99W||Epson||3000 Lumens, WXGA|
|Replacement bulb MPN: V13H010L88||Epson|
|Ceiling mount for projector, MPN: RPA-U||Chief RPAU||Steel, black, ceiling mountable|
|Suspended ceiling plate, MPN: CMS-440||Chief Speed-Connect CMS 440||Projector mounting kit, white|
|Extension column, MPN: CMS-003||Chief Speed-Connect CMS 003||Chrome|