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Computer Desktop “Evergreen” Program
March 1, 2010

Saint Mary’s University provides leased desktop computing resources to faculty, staff, and students through the Evergreen Program. The PC desktop computer is the University standard. This polic…

Framing Questions
October 29, 2009

Sunsetting IT Services “Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth.” — Benjamin Disraeli This piece offers a simple, if painful, message: Developing…

Asset Management and Sustainability at the University of Richmond
October 29, 2009

Key Takeaways Like many other universities, the University of Richmond has committed to creating a comprehensive sustainability action plan to move the university toward climate neutrality.…

Colleges Struggle to Keep 'Smart' Classrooms Up to Date
October 17, 2008

Colleges have been building so-called smart classrooms for years, equipping them with computerized projectors, digital whiteboards, and other tools. Now some of those once-high-tech rooms are sta…

Sustainable Computing: It's Not Easy Being Green
March 20, 2006

"CIO William Hill had an admirable, if unanticipated, return on investment when he overhauled the IT infrastructure for Dayton, Ohio: He helped the environment. Hill's strategy included…

Ten Things We've Learned About Desktop Replacement
January 1, 2004

Brandeis University has just completed the first three-year cycle of a desktop replacement program for undergraduate academic departments and most administrative offices. This presentation examin…

Where Are All the Computers?
January 1, 2002

California State University San Marcos is developing an electronic asset tracking system to locate CSUSM desktop computers needing replacement. The system uses standard network protocols to track d…

Leasing and Lending: Two Centralized Solutions to the Problem of Decentralized Computing Inventory
January 1, 2002

Decentralized computing inventories present special management problems. Effective centralized responses can be developed by creating voluntary programs that diffuse good management practices throu…

Acquisition and Replacement of Technology Hardware in Higher Education
January 1, 2002

Coping with the acquisition and replacement of technology poses challenges and opportunities for higher education. Coping with the acquisition and repl…

Implementing Life-Cycle Funding
January 1, 2001

Life-cycle funding enables an organization to set standards and establish a coherent plan for computing resources and to make an ongoing commitment to the investment in information technology. …