Most technology items must be approved by Information Services & Technology (IS&T) prior to any purchase (including employee reimbursements, on-line orders, purchases made on existing open PO’s, etc.) regardless of the funding source. Certain technology items must be checked for compatibility with University computers and network systems prior to purchase to avoid or minimize incompatibilities and problems and/or delays when received and installed.
The list below contains a broad list of technology items and is not meant to cover all possible equipment purchases. If you have any questions or concerns regarding items not listed below, please contact the Solution Center, SolutionCenter@montevallo.edu. Some technology items are exempt from requiring IS&T approval. Please see these items listed below.
|Items Requiring IS&T Approval||Items Exempt from Requiring IS&T Approval|
**External hard drive or flash drives that are purchased cannot be used to store sensitive or highly sensitive information. This includes FERPA, Financial, HIPPA or other sensitive information. You will be required to complete the External Drive Purchase Request Form. If internal University of Montevallo data is stored, approval from a supervisor is required and requires the use of an encrypted device.
For purchases that do not require IS&T approval, Staples Advantage is a current University of Montevallo Business Partner. A list a of approved vendors is available on the University of Montevallo Purchasing website, https://www.montevallo.edu/about-um/administration/business-affairs/purchasing/.