Advantages of the University Purchase Program
- Each vendor has pre-configured machines for different types of computing needs.
- Workstations are certified to work on the University Network and Enterprise System.
- Preferred pricing and Warranty support.
University Hardware Purchase Program
ITS has established recommended desktop computer configurations for all ITS managed computers (see the Computer Standards page) and has negotiated a purchase program with our preferred Vendor to have PCs ordered from their factory suitable for most University faculty and staff.
Our Preferred Vendor Access Portals to purchase hardware
- Monarch Techstore
- Old Dominion University Dell Premier website. Users that wish to access this site should establish an account on the Dell site.
- Old Dominion University Apple website
Once at the vendor sites identified above please type in Old Dominion University in the school search box and click the search button
After Old Dominion comes up in the results box, click on it to proceed.
Beyond the Recommended Configurations
Customer who find their computing needs are not addressed by the pre-configured systems may contact their TSP for assistance configuring a workstations that best fits your needs. We recommend ordering machines from our preferred vendors because their services and hardware have been confirmed as compatible with our Desktop Management systems and provide quality workstations at preferred pricing. In addition, the Monarch Hardware Repair Center will be an authorized repair facility of our preferred vendor simplifying the repair process. Currently our preferred PC vendor is Dell.
If our preferred vendors cannot meet your computing needs, please contact your TSP. Your TSP can assist you in the configuration and act as a resources to make sure your purchase will be compatible with the University Desktop Environment. If the equipment is not compatible with the environment, you run the risk of the equipment not being able to connect to the University Enterprise Desktop Environment or may not be supportable by your TSP.