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IS&T's Distributed IT Resources (DITR) team helps departments with the purchase of physical hardware.

Available To 
Faculty, Staff

Benefits and key features

  • Improved reliability and usability of departmental computing environment.
  • Assistance with computer and tablet purchases based on job requirements.
  • Sustainable maintenance practices.
  • Operational compatibility with MIT standards and best practices.
  • Supported set of hardware and software configurations.

New equipment acquisition:

  • Assistances with new computer/tablet acquisition - small or bulk orders.
  • All computers are purchased with a three-year warranty.
  • Purchasing and renewal options are available on most standard MIT-recommended hardware.
  • Shared printers are available in a limited capacity.

Equipment deployment and setup:

  • Equipment delivered directly to your office.
  • Optional configuration of software and data transfer services.

Data migration:

  • Transfer data from old computers to new ones.

Configuration management:

  • Configure new computers with your software and specified configurations.

Lifecycle management:

  • Three-year lifecycle for computers is recommended. Our streamlined process ensures your computer's lifecycle management is highly organized.

Asset disposition:

  • Pickup and disposal of older computer equipment. Your data is safe and disposal is environmentally friendly.

Preventative maintenance (for administrative staff):

  • Routine checkups focused on security, backup, and software updates.

Getting started