Standards pending approval by ITPC
Workstations, running either Windows, Unix, or Macintosh operating systems, must conform to certain minimum standards in order to operate effectively on IPFW's network. Equipment not meeting these standards cannot be expected to perform or be supported by IT Services in the same manner as standard campus machines. This document serves to specify these standards exclusively for:
with a particular emphasis on their ability to operate on our campus-wide network. However, no single specification can fully anticipate the true minimum needs of each user. That will depend on the unique software and peripheral applications expected to run on a workstation. Many configurations will need to exceed those listed below in order to provide an effective workstation.
There are two contexts defining "non-standard" equipment. The first involves the personal or donated equipment connected to the campus network, i.e., equipment not purchased with campus funds that is intended to be used on the campus network. The second category is computing devices purchased with university funds from non-approved vendors (i.e., devices that have not been confirmed compatible with the complexities of our networked environment). If you intend to network such workstations, printers, laptops, tablets, etc., each must meet the specifications below. The standards include CPU, memory, operating system, and off-campus support considerations.