Policies and Standards

Personal Computers Standard

The CIO/UTSB has adopted standards for personal computers (laptops and desktops) purchased for USF employees.

Definition: In order for a Desktop or Laptop to be an approved system by the UTSB it must meet all of the following criteria:

Vendor: Dell, Apple, HP

Approved Desktops (all Desktops must have a minimum of 2GB of ram, 120GB Hard Drive, and a DVD Player or Burner)

 Approved Laptops (all systems must have a minimum of 2GB of ram where available)

According to Standard ISSP-0012, all laptops purchased by the University must have approved whole disk encryption installed.

Rational for Selecting: The Store is Dell, Apple, Sony, and HP certified. Dell is an existing standard in many areas on campus already. Some of the workstation support technicians are already Dell certified for doing warranty repairs.