Information Technology


Department Computer and Software Purchases

Hardware and software ordering policy and procedures.

If you need to buy a computer for your department or want to make other computer-related purchases, please contact the IT Help Desk so that a Work Order ticket can be opened regarding your request.

This procedure is necessary because Office of Information Technology approval is required for the purchase of computers and certain related items.

Items requiring IT approval:

  • All software regardless of whether it is being used on a Mac or PC.
  • Printers, except multifunction printers (i.e., one that faxes & copies).
  • Handheld devices—includes PDAs, but not cell phones.
  • Computers including desktops, laptops and Tablet PCs.
  • Computer accessories such as monitors and scanners.
  • Storage devices—hard drives in particular, including optical drives such as CD burners and DVD burners.
  • Cameras, video camcorders.

Some computer items that do not require Adelphi IT approval include:

  • Cell phones, fax machines, and photocopiers must be ordered through Adelphi’s main Purchasing Department at 516.877.3247.
  • Small storage accessories such as USB drives.
  • Extra memory cards for handhelds, cameras and camcorders.
  • Consumables such as ink and toner, paper and other office supplies.

Please Note: Land-line phones requests are handled by the IT Communications department. 

This is purely a guideline and it is possible that an item on one list or the other may or may not require IT approval. Computer technology varies widely and changes rapidly, therefore it is very difficult to apply definite rules. Please contact us for any computer-related purchases to be certain.


For further information, please contact:

Office of Information Technology
p – 516.877.3340
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