Departmental Software Purchasing Guidelines
The office of Information Technology is working to provide an institutional information
infrastructure that gives the university a strong foundation for meeting the diverse
needs of departments and individuals. Software is a critical part of our information
infrastructure. We have prepared these guidelines to clarify how software is purchased
for University computers.
When Illinois Wesleyan's office of Information Technology receives a request for a
software purchase for installation on a University computer:
- If the software is on the IT supported software list as either "standard" or "supported"
software, IT will purchase the software from the IT software budget.
- If the software is listed as "limited support", IT will inform the requester that
IT provides only limited support for that software. IT will discuss the extent of
limited support with the requester and the department chair or director, prior to
purchasing and installing software with limited support.
- If the software is not on the supported list, IT can evaluate the software to determine
if IT should include that software on the list. If IT determines that it can not support
the software, IT should recommend a supported alternative. If the requester still
wants the software, the requester can ask to purchase the software from their own
department funds. IT will provide only "minimal" support for software not listed on
the supported software list.
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