The current official vendor for PCs for Ferris is Dell Computer Corporation.
The Ferris State University Standards Committee requires the following minimums for the purchase of a new desktop computer:
If the budget allows, we recommend purchasing, in the following order, additional RAM, a faster processor, a larger hard drive, and/or a larger monitor. Since each department has unique computer requirements, please contact your local computer support office to determine what hardware configuration will best suit the software applications you use for your work.
Macintosh/Apple computers are also approved for purchase and use on campus.
The Ferris State University Standards Committee requires the following minimums for the purchase of a new Apple desktop computer:
Exceptions for special situations will be evaluated by TAC on a case-by-case basis.
In order to run the standard software load currently being used, the Standard's Committee recommends replacement of any desktop computer that is:
The PC vendor review is performed by the committee every four years. The next review will be completed in 2014.
For additional information, please contact the Technology Assistance Center.
Revised: January 30, 2013
Previous revision date: January 24, 2012