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Purchasing a Computer

The Department of Computing and Communications has developed this standard guide to assist faculty, staff, and administration in selecting computer hardware and software that is supported by Information Technology. Below is a list of desktop and notebook computers with minimum specifications that DCC recommend. This equipment was carefully researched and selected to reduce the cost of administrative computing at Jackson State University. The intent is to create a stable, standardized, manageable, and cost-effective computing platform to run administrative computer applications. The Department of Computing and Communications will accomplish this by restructuring and simplifying the buying process and selecting computer hardware and software for optimal performance and price.

For each computer, DCC has a custom set of standard software applications that we support. While it may be the case that other software appeals to you for purchase, choosing an alternative must be weighed against the fact that DCC cannot guarantee as high a level of support as would be provided with the recommended standard software.

Additionally, it is important when purchasing equipment to consider the benefits of the University at large. Most of the cost of owning a computer comes from the maintenance and support of the device. To the extent that we are able to standardize on hardware and software configurations, enormous financial and operational benefits accrue to Jackson State University. Therefore, choosing to forego these recommended specifications is discouraged unless there is approval from the Department of Computing and Communications.

Computer Specifications

Major Computer Manufacturer (Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc.):

• Processor (CPU Intel i7) or higher
• Memory (RAM 16GB)
• Solid State Hard Drive (250GB or larger)
• Network card (NIC) and RJ-45 cable and wireless adapter
• Operating system Windows 10 or current release
• Three (3) Year Warranty
• Monitor (22”) or larger

Technology Purchase Request Form (PDF)

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IT services refer to the various types of support and assistance that organizations provide to users of computer and information technology systems. These services can be provided in-house by a company’s IT department, or they can be outsourced to a third-party vendor.

Some common types of IT services include:

  • Help desk support: Provides assistance to users who are experiencing technical issues or have questions about how to use certain systems or software.
  • Network and infrastructure support: Manages and maintains an organization’s computer networks and related infrastructure, such as servers and data centers.
  • Cybersecurity: Protects an organization’s systems and data from cyber threats such as hacking and malware.
  • Cloud services: Provides access to data storage and computing resources through the internet, rather than via on-premises hardware.
  • Software development: Designs, creates, and maintains custom software applications for an organization.

IT services can be provided on a one-time or ongoing basis, and may be purchased on a pay-per-use or subscription basis. It is important for organizations to have reliable IT support in order to ensure the smooth operation of their systems and to protect against potential cybersecurity threats.

IT Software


Office 365

Available to: Faculty, Staff, Students
Location: Campus, Home



Available to: Faculty, Staff, Students
Location: Campus, Home



Available to: Faculty, Staff
Location: JSU Computers, JSU Lab computers



Available to: Faculty, Staff, Students
Location: Campus, Home



Available to: JSU Employees
Location: Campus, Home

Information Technology


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P.O.Box 17750
Jackson, Mississippi  39217

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