Policies and Guidelines

Acquiring Hardware

Last Updated: April 15, 2011
Reviewed: January 11, 2010

Purpose

To achieve optimal efficiency and effective use of the technology in the workplace, a department must have a plan for the lease and/or purchase of hardware.

Scope

Departmental management, technology staff, and users.

Process Overview

  1. Conduct a needs assessment:
  2. Review University of Houston's Property Management Overview.
  3. Review and follow Property Management's policy, Acquisition of Capital Equipment.
  4. Develop departmental standards:
  5. Document your standards and communicate them within your unit.
  6. To purchase and/or lease hardware:
  7. Refer to and follow the recommended guidelines for installing and configuring hardware (see IT Support Standards).
  8. Annually review hardware to ensure it is consistent with your departmental standards.

References

Guidelines

Procedures