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Monday, March 2, 2020

From the CIO and Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and Communications

Posted: Monday, March 2, 2020

Campus Computer Appraisal and Refresh

Information Technology Services is beginning an appraisal of all faculty and staff campus-owned devices. The purpose of the appraisal is to review the age of devices (desktop or laptop computers) and the state of security software associated with the device and various applications. Some devices may be replaced, and some may simply be upgraded with a newer operating system and applications.

We will identify devices that are running older (unsupported) operating systems (OS), older versions of software that have not been updated (for example, MS Office), and security software. Our goal is to ensure that all faculty and staff computers are running a supported OS and applications with the proper security updates. Once reviewed, a device may be refreshed, meaning that the device could be upgraded to the most recent OS or replaced with a newer device. This includes devices assigned to individuals as well as refurbished devices assigned to departments and offices.

This endeavor supports the following goals and focus areas in the Buffalo State strategic plan:

Goal 2: Continue to Create an Engaged Community
Focus Area 5: Safeguard Our Physical and Human Resources

This endeavor supports the following goal in the Information Technology strategic plan:
Deliver world-class customer service.