Information Technology


Department Computer and Software Purchases

Hardware and software ordering policy and procedures.

Please use the link below when you are ready to start your departmental purchase request. Submitting the form will automatically generate a Work Order Ticket for our IT Procurement staff.

» Purchasing Request Form

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.

» View the IT Purchasing Procedure (Login required)

» View Guidelines for Software (Login required)

» View Guidelines for Hardware (Login required)

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