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Information Technology

Service, Security, Solutions

" Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them..."

Romans 12:6 (ESV)

Taylor University’s Information Technology has worked hard to establish a set of hardware and software standards for University computers.  These standards are based on evaluation of both quality and sustainability.  All are backed by an aggressive pursuit of the best pricing possible.  Customer support from the manufacturer or supplier is also weighted heavily in these decisions.  If you have questions about any of the standards, please don't hesitate to ask!

If you’re a faculty or staff-member looking to order something, these standards should give you the range of best options to choose from so that you can communicate those straight to IT or order yourself, as indicated in the individual standard.  If you need something that these standards don’t match – let us know.  We’ll be happy to talk with you and figure out the best way to help you get done what you need to.

All prices are valid as of 5 August 2017.  Prices may be subject to change.  Consult with Information Technology or the indicated supplier to confirm current pricing.  These prices reflect institutional pricing based on contracts and relationships that Taylor University has.  These prices do not apply to your personal purchases, but please feel free to refer to this information when selecting options for your own, non-work-related use.

Computers

TypeModelKey SpecsCost
Windows LaptopHP EliteBook840i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, webcam, docking station, 4-year warranty$970 (ICI contract)
Windows DesktopHP EliteDesk 800i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 500 GB 7200 RPM hard drive, small form factor, 4-year warranty$499 (ICI contract)
Mac Laptop13” MacBook Proi5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, webcam, 3-year warranty$1,648 (Apple Higher Ed)
Mini ComputerHP EliteDesk 800 Mini (Windows)i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, webcam, 3-year warranty$601.60 (ICI contract)

Printers

TypeModelKey SpecsCost
B&W Personal (USB-connect)HP LaserJet M402dneDuplexing, letter, legal, 350-sheet tray, 40ppmLess than $225 – estimated $0.05 per page in toner costs (CDW-G)
Color Personal (USB-Connect)HP Officejet Pro 8216Duplexing, letter, legal, 500-sheet tray, 34ppmLess than $200 – estimated $0.08 per page in ink costs (CDW-G)
B&W Small OfficeHP LaserJet M506dnDuplexing, network-ready, letter, legal, 650-sheet capacity, 45ppmLess than $600 – estimated $0.02 per page in toner costs (CDW-G)
B&W Medium OfficeHP LaserJet M506XDuplexing, network-ready, letter, legal, 1200-sheet capacity, 35ppmLess than $750 – estimated $0.02 per page in toner costs (CDW-G)
Color Multifunction (small)HP PageWide Pro 477dwDuplexing, network-ready, letter, 550-sheet capacity, legal, 55ppmLess than $600 – estimated $0.04 per page in ink costs (CDW-G)
Color Multifunction (medium)HP PageWide Pro 577dwDuplexing, network-ready, letter, 550-sheet capacity, legal, 70ppmLess than $600 – estimated $0.04 per page in ink costs (CDW-G)

Please note that personal printers may be connected by USB. All printers which will be used my multiple people must be connected to the network by Ethernet cable. Wireless printing is not support on the University network.

Monitors

TypeModelKey SpecsCost
21.5” MonitorHP EliteDisplay E222LCD display (IPS 1920 x 800), Display Port, HDMI, VGA, Energy Star, 3-year warranty$144 (ICI contract)

Tablets

TypeModelKey SpecsCost
BasiciPadWiFi, 128 GB$399 (Apple Higher Ed)
PremiumiPad Pro12.9”, WiFi, 256 GB$899 (Apple Higher Ed)

Keyboards & Mice

You may contact us to order these, or order them directly on your own. Taylor has not only contracts but consortium relationships with Office Depot and CDW-G, we encourage you to purchase from them as much as possible, but it is not strictly required for these items.

TypeModelKey SpecsCost
USB KeyboardVerbatim Slimline Corded USB KeyboardAdjustable legsLess than $13 (Office Depot)
USB MouseKensington Wired USB Mouse for LifeOptical, scroll wheelLess than $13 (Office Depo)
Wireless KeyboardMicrosoft Wireless Desktop Keyboard 850USB Receiver, AAA BatteriesLess than $30 (Office Depot)
Wireless MouseMicrosoft Wireless Mouse 3500USB Receiver, 1 x AA BatteryLess than $27 (Office Depot)
Wireless ComboLogitech MK320 Wireless Mouse and KeyboardShared USB receiver, AA and AAA batteriesLess than $40 (Office Depot)
Ergonomic KB Option 1Microsoft Natural Ergonomic KeyboardUSBLess than $35 (Office Depot)
Ergonomic KB Option 2Logitech Wireless Wave Combo MK550 Keyboard and MouseWireless, USB receiver; AA and AAA batteriesLess than $80 (Office Depot)

Cables & Adapters

You may contact us to order these, or order them directly on your own. Taylor has not only contracts but consortium relationships with Office Depot and CDW-G, we encourage you to purchase from them as much as possible, but it is not strictly required for these items. Beware of bargain brands and discount prices, as the quality is often significantly less and can impact performance, reliability, and compatibility. Even a discount cable that seems to work well for you everywhere you try it may one suddenly not work for a new device you purchase. Please note that Apple devices may not support all non-Apple cables and adapters.

TypeModelKey SpecsCost
USB Cable (A to A – two rectangular ends)Tripp Lite USB 2.0 Reversible Connector Cable Universal M/M10ftLess than $11 (Office Depot)
USB Device Cable (A to B – one rectangular end, one square))Tripp Lite USB Gold A/B 6ftLess than $9 (Office Depot)
USB Cable (Mini)Tripp Lite USB A to Mini-B (5-pin) M/M3ftLess than $10 (Office Depot)
USB Cable (Micro)Tripp Lite USB A Male to Micro-B M/M3ftLess than $9(Office Depot)
USB Extension CableTripp Lite USB 2.0 Extension 10ftLess than $10 (Office Depot)
USB-C AdapterStarTech USB-C to USB-A (M/F)Adapter – not cableLess than $35 (Office Depot)
USB-C Adapter (for Macs)Apple USB-C to USBAdapter – not cable$19 (Apple Higher Ed, ordered by IT department)
Thunderbolt CableApple2m cable$39 (Apple Higher Ed, ordered by IT department)
Video Cable (HDMI)Tripp Lite6ftLess than $12 (Office Depot)
Video Cable (HDMI)Tripp Lite10ftLess than $12 (Office Depot)
Video Cable (HDMI)Tripp Lite25ftLess than $40 (Office Depot)
Video Cable (Displayport to HDMI)Tripp Lite6ft, with locking latchesLess than $23 (Office Depot)
Video Adapter (Displayport to HDMI)StarTechAdapter, not cableLess than $26 (Office Depot)
Video Adapter (DVI to Displayport)StarTechAdapter, not cableLess than $23 (Office Depot)
Digital Multiport AdapterTripp LiteMini Displayport to HDMI / DVI / VGALess than $37 (Office Depot)
Digital Multiport Adapter (for Macs)Apple Digital AVUSB-C to HDMI / USB / USB-C$69 (Apple Higher Ed, ordered by IT department)
Audio Cable (headphone / speaker)Tripp Lite6ftLess than $7 (Office Depot)
Audio Extension (headphone / speaker)Tripp Lite10ftLess than $9 (Office Depot)
Network CableC2G Snagless Ethernet 3ft, blackLess than $4 (Office Depot)
Network CableC2G Snagless Ethernet 10ft, blackLess than $8 (Office Depot)
Network CableC2G Snagless Ethernet 14ft, blackLess than $10 (Office Depot)
Network CableC2G Snagless Ethernet 25ft, blackLess than $13 (Office Depot)

Miscellaneous Tech

TypeModelKey SpecsCost
CD / DVD DriveVerbatim SlimlineReads and writes CDs, DVDs, Mini-CDs, Mini-DVDs, and M-Discs; power and data through a dual-tailed USB cableLess than $40 (Office Depot)
CD / DVD Drive (for Macs)Apple Super DriveReads and writes CDs, DVDs, and dual-layer DVDs; power and data through one USB cableLess than $80 (Apple Higher Ed, ordered through IT department)
External Hard DriveWestern Digital My Passport1 TB, USB 3.0Less than $60 (CDW-G)
Speakers (basic)Logitech S-150USB, two-speakerLess than $19 (Office Depot)
Speakers (2.1)Logitech Z333Speaker jack, two speakers and subwoofer with controller dialLess than $80 (CDW-G)

Software

  • Adobe Acrobat Professional — full PDF creation and editing software, available for discounted purchase; not included in the Creative Cloud.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader — the free PDF-reading software we are permitted to install and distribute, and which has the lowest impact on our computers.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud — an annual subscription to the entire Adobe CC suite; we recommend the device license, but can also purchase personally-assigned licenses. We have a discounted license, thanks to the Independent Colleges of Indiana.
  • Microsoft Maps — mapping software, available for discounted purchase for use on university-owned computers.
  • Microsoft Office — productivity software installed on all university-owned computers, per a campus agreement, negotiated via the Independent Colleges of Indiana consortium.
  • Microsoft Project — large-scale project management software, available for discounted purchase for use on university-owned computers.
  • Microsoft Visio — diagrams, schematics, and other line illustration, available for discounted purchase for use on university-owned computers.

The IT department may not be able to support the use of other software packages on university-owned computers, such as MacMail, iWorks, Foxit Reader, or other packages which may work fine on your personal computers.