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Technology Purchasing

Technology Purchasing


Purchasing of any computer hardware, software, peripherals or any other equipment that is intended to connect to the campus network is performed by or in consultation with ICIT.

Tech Purchasing Policy

Computer hardware, software, peripherals or any other equipment that is intended to connect to the campus wired or wireless network and/or use any infrastructure building cabling will require consultation with ICIT prior to purchase.
Attach a copy of the purchase approval email message from ICIT to the purchase order. If you already have an ICIT contact for purchasing/consultation, please continue to consult with them. 

If you have any questions regarding the technology purchasing process, email techpurchasing@uww.edu. For questions or assistance using the online catalog, contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@uww.edu or Ext. HELP (4357).

ICIT participates in campus wide agreement negotiations and university product selections.  An array of technology options is available to meet your campus computing needs. 

To view computer and technology offerings or to place a technology order, please use the online catalog located at http://helpdesk.uww.edu. For questions or assistance with the online catalog, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@uww.edu or Ext. HELP (4357)

Placing an order using the online catalog:

  1. Go to helpdesk.uww.edu and log in using your Net-ID
  2. Select "Order Something".
  3.  On the top of the screen select "Browse by Catagories."
  4. On the left-hand side of the screen, under categories, select: "IT Equipment & Software".
  5. Now select, "Hardware Purchasing".
  6. For questions or assistance, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@uww.edu or by calling Ext. HELP (4357)

You will receive a confirmation email with a ticket number after your order has been submitted.

Campus owned computers come with several software applications pre-installed, including the Microsoft Office Suite. Other products are available to be installed upon appropriate request. Some titles are also available for use at home by faculty and staff.

If you would like to purchase new software, please complete the Software Request Form.

Adobe products are available to all campus machines at no additional charge  

Windows OS:

  1. Go to ZENworks by doing one of the following: Go to Start, Programs, Novel ZENworks, ZENworks Application Window
  2. Click on "Adobe Creative Cloud" category.
  3. Choose the Adobe Creative Cloud Named User License icon.
  4. Click the Install button to begin installation.  

Mac OS:

  1. Open Applications -> Self Service
  2. Select the category *
  3. Choose the Adobe Creative Cloud Named User License icon.
  4. Click the Install button to begin installation.  

Purchasing Consultation

(This list is not exhaustive)

Equipment Category Contact

Any Classroom or Lab Technology

including projectors, document cameras, student response technology and interactive whiteboard technology must be consulted about with ICIT.
Nick Brasch
BraschNJ14@uww.edu

Desktop and Laptop Computers (including Tablets)

Must be purchased through ICIT.
techpurchasing@uww.edu

Printers, Document Centers and other imaging devices

Must be consulted about with ICIT to ensure proper network connectivity.
techpurchasing@uww.edu

Surveillance Cameras

Must be consulted about with ICIT to ensure proper integration with the centralized system. Also, please consult UW-Whitewater campus Procedures for Requesting New Surveillance Cameras (PDF).
Nick Ciesinski
ciesinsn@uww.edu

Networking Equipment

Must be purchased by ICIT only. To request the purhcase of a network device please fill out the Request for Evaluation of New Network Device Form (PDF).
Complete Form and submit Help Desk Ticket

Digital Signage

Must be consulted about with ICIT to ensure proper integration with the centralized system.
Nick Ciesinski
ciesinsn@uww.edu

Web Cameras

Web Camera Recommendations
techpurchasing@uww.edu

Servers & Storage

Must be purchased by ICIT only.
techpurchasing@uww.edu

Software

New software requests can be made by completing the Software Request Form.
Complete the Software Request Form

Video Kiosks

Must be consulted about with ICIT to ensure proper integration with the centralized system.
techpurchasing@uww.edu

Smartphone Devices

Must be consulted about with ICIT to address integration with campus email/calendar.
techpurchasing@uww.edu

All other purchases

techpurchasing@uww.edu