Information Technology Services is happy to consult with faculty and staff about technology needs. If you are purchasing from a department budget, or grant, you will find typical configurations below. 

Most Furman computers are on a replacement cycle. Faculty and staff who believe their computer has been used for longer than its replacement cycle may request a new computer by contacting the IT Service Center. For more information about replacing computers, please see the IT Self Help Guide.

We can also help if you have hardware or software needs beyond these standard configurations, If you need to purchase or lease any other technology, please see our information about new technology services and technology contract guidelines.

Typical standard configurations

​Processor Memory​ ​Disk Graphics
Apple Desktop
​Core i5 - 2.8 GHz ​8 GB ​1 TB hard drive Integrated
21.5" display
Apple Laptop
MacBook Pro
​Core i5 - 2.0 GHz ​8 GB ​256 GB SSD Integrated
13" display

Windows Desktop
Dell Optiplex 7040
​Core i5-6660 ​8 GB ​256 GB SSD Integrated
22" monitor *
Windows Laptop
Dell Latitude e5470
​Core i5-64440HQ ​8 GB ​256 GB SSD Integrated
14" display
Windows Tablet
MS Surface Pro 4
​Core i5 ​8 GB ​256 GB SSD Integrated
12" display

* Monitor replacement cycle is 8 years

**  Please be aware the new Windows Laptop configuration is only the laptop.  This configuration no longer includes a docking station, keyboard, mouse and monitor.

Typical Software installed on Furman Computers

Software Furman Owned Machines Cost Where to Obtain a Copy
Adobe Acrobat Reader Yes Free Adobe web site
Adobe/Macromedia Only if Purchased Varies by Application ITS
JMP Yes Free ITS
Antivirus Yes Free ITS
Mac OS X Yes Free ITS
Microsoft Office 2016 Yes Free


Microsoft Visio Yes Free ITS
Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade
Yes Free


VPN Yes Free ITS

If you have more questions  about technology hardware, software or services please contact the IT Service Center or see the IT Self Help Guide.

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