The acquisition of new and replacement of outdated PC equipment throughout the college has traditionally been founded upon ad hoc one-time funding requests followed by central acquisition and replacement efforts. Such practices have led to inconsistent renewal of PC equipment, irregular workloads for technical support staff, unpredictable interruptions for computer users, unpredictable fluctuations in operational base budgets, irregular inventories of PC equipment, and often large numbers of outdated equipment in need of replacement at one time.
This procedure ensures SUNY Empire State College personnel have access to current computing technology required to fulfill the responsibilities of their jobs. It provides for scheduled replacement of PCs used at the desktop or used as a local workgroup print or database server; mitigates risk of equipment failure and incapability due to equipment age; encourages consistent collegewide equipment standards and user support; limits unnecessary or extended interruptions to computer users; and provides predictable annual PC equipment replacement costs for budget purposes.
New York State Executive Order No. 117 http://www.its.ny.gov/oft/execord117.htm
New York State IT Policy: Process for Establishing Enterprise IT Technical Standards http://www.its.ny.gov/policy/common_enterprise_standards_10_01_2009.pdf