WKU Computer Purchasing Guidelines
WKU IT supports Dell and Apple as the main computer vendors for our faculty, staff and administrators. WKU IT also supports the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Deviations from these standards require approval by the office of the Chief Information Technology Officer.
If you wish to purchase an Apple computer, please click HERE and search for Western Kentucky University. Once found, choose to browse the WKU Store as guest. With this account you can create proposals that can be used to create requisitions in TopShop. It is recommended that you use Firefox on a PC or Safari on a Mac. You can also contact the WKU Inside Sales Representative at Apple for further help and instruction:
Phone: 1-800-800-2775, Dial 1, then Ext. 42859
If you wish to purchase a Dell computer, access the WKU Dell Premier Store through TopShop. Through Dell's catalog on TopShop, you may select items and checkout, create an equote, or access an existing equote or sales order. From here you may submit your order requisition. You can also contact the WKU Inside Sales Representative at Dell:
Inside Account Manager
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is supported by Technical Support Services. For more information please visit the Microsoft Surface Pro Support page.
Recycled Computer Program
The Recycled Computer Program allows WKU departments to obtain used Dell or Apple computers that are covered by a one year service contract through the WKU IT Department. For more information please visit the Recycled Computer Program page.
Computer Peripherals and Supplies
WKU offers multiple catalogs on TopShop for computer peripheral equipment and computer supplies. These include GovConnection, Dell, and CDWG.
If you need further assistance with purchasing, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 270-745-7000, via chat at http://www.wku.edu/it/chat, or by submitting a request online at http://www.wku.edu/it/helpdesk.
In support of the University’s commitment to sustainability, the IT department purchases Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) Certified computers. EPEAT Certified electronics meet required criteria and optional criteria for environmental performance characteristics, including reduction or elimination of environmentally sensitive materials, use of recycled content or renewable materials, design for end of life, product longevity, energy conservation, end of life management, packaging, and corporate performance.
For More information Visit the EPEAT website at: http://www.epeat.net/about-epeat/
For more information regarding WKU computer purchases please contact the WKU IT Division: http://www.wku.edu/it/contact
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