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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
  • Assist with computer and tablet purchases based on job requirements
  • Sustainable maintenance practices
  • Ensure operational compatibility with MIT standards and best practices
  • Provide a supported set of hardware and software configurations

New equipment acquisition:

  • DITR assists faculty and staff with acquiring new computers and/or tablets either in small orders or in bulk
  • All desktops and laptops are purchased with a three-year warranty
  • Purchasing and renewal options are available on most standard MIT-recommended hardware
  • Shared printers are also available in a limited capacity

Equipment deployment and setup:

  • We will deliver the equipment to your office
  • Optional setup and data transfer services are also available

Data migration:

  • Transfer data from old computers to new ones

Configuration management:

  • Configure new computers with your software and specified configurations

Lifecycle management:

  • We recommend a 3-year lifecycle for computers. With improved tracking tools and a streamlined process, DITR can help you keep your computer's lifecycle management organized.

Asset disposition:

  • Pickup and disposal of older computer equipment in an environmentally friendly way that also protects your data

Preventative maintenance (for administrative staff):

  • Routine checkups that are focused on security, backup, and software updates

Getting started

Contact DITR at:

Phone: 617.258.5785