The current official vendor for PCs for Ferris is Dell Computer Corporation until December 21st 2014. Starting Jan. 1st 2015 the official vendor will change to HP computers sold by Sehi Computer Products Inc..
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 last review (completed in Oct. 2014) lead to a change in vendors from Dell to HP.
The next review will occur in 2018.
For additional information, please contact the Technology Assistance Center.
Revised: November 24, 2014
Previous revision date: January 30, 2013