The Desktop Enhancement (DE) program enables full-time, general revenue funded S&T faculty and staff one Dell computer for their university business needs. The DE program is managed by the Information Technology (IT) department and applies to all general revenue-funded academic and administrative departments.
Each department will have an assigned point of contact individual that will work with IT Asset Management to ensure that annual renewals are kept up to date.
The program offers a minimum standard configuration that will provide workplace flexibility and eliminate the need for multiple computing devices. Upgrade options are available at cost to the department. Approximate costs are available on the Computer Standard page but are subject to change due to market changes.
Each (100%) full-time, benefit-eligible, professor, faculty, adjunct faculty, instructor, lecturer with an appointment for more than two years and full-time (100%) staff members can get a new computer if their existing computer is more than five years old. Systems outside of faculty and staff normal usage (e.g. research-funded machines, machines packaged with instruments, etc.) are not covered by this program.
You may select a computer and available upgrade options but with some stipulations:
When you find the supported computer of your choosing, work with your department POC for approval. Have your department POC submit a ticket on your behalf including a mocode to pay for the additional charges if applicable under IT Procurement>Desktop Enhancement>Request/Submit DE Information.
If you would like to schedule a meeting for additional guidance on this program, please submit a ticket under IT Procurement>Hardware>Request DE Information.
The computer and upgrade options needed should be determined by what best fits your needs. IT is available to assist in determining which computer and configuration best fits your computing needs. When the DE configuration will not satisfy your computing needs, IT has established consultation processes to identify more advanced computing needs. To initiate the process, please submit a Request DE Consultation Cherwell ticket under IT Procurement>Desktop Enhancement>Request DE Consultation.
This process will identify upgrades that will enable you to perform your computing duties more effectively and efficiently. Any costs associated with custom configurations will be borne by the requesting department. All computers below minimum base configuration will not be allowed on the network and all computers must remain compatible with the campus computing infrastructure.
No, all hardware purchased as part of the DE program is the property of Missouri S&T and will be managed and maintained by IT. This also means all hardware upgrades purchased as part of the DE program (e.g. larger displays, additional memory, etc.) must be returned to IT for surplus.