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Purchasing Specialized Hardware & Software

Purchasing Specialized Hardware & Software

Occasionally, faculty or staff computer hardware and software needs will require deviation from the University's standard configuration. In this case, please complete the Request IT Approval for Computer Purchase web form allowing IT to review the requested technology and ensure support structures are in place to enable your success.

The following approved vendors have met the University computer technology standards. Before ordering computer equipment, please review the University's Standard Computer Hardware Configuration. Deviation from the University's standard equipment configuration must have prior approval before ordering with University funds.  

Step-by-step instructions are provided below to guide you through the process of selecting, receiving a quote and purchasing computer equipment. Please see the Business Office's web page for instructions on making purchases with University funds.

Hardware Vendors

MicroWise Inc

Equipment:  Built to order Desktop, Dell and HP Desktop and Laptops

Phone:  (248) 350-0066
Ordering from MicroWise Instructions
Instructions for ordering equipment from the MicroWise Store.

Apple Inc - Education

Equipment:  Apple Desktops and Laptops

Phone:  (512) 674-2218
Ordering from MicroWise Instructions
Instructions for ordering equipment from the Apple Store.
 Apple Education Store

Software Vendors

Information Technology department purchases and supports all computer software identified on the University Standard Computer Software Configuration list. Additional University applications may be accessed through our virtual desktop on KUcloud

Prior to purchasing new software with University funds, we request you complete the IT Approval for Computer Hardware, Software or Vendor Purchases form. This will allow the technology team to review requested software for compatibility with our existing software configuration and provide you with further information regarding the best vendor to provide University discounting toward your purchase.