Okay...I've been informed by my folks that we're a little better documented
than I originally let on.
From: The EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Ronald Danielson
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 6:00 PM
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Subject: Re: [CIO] Technology Renewal Plan/Life Cycle Management Plan
Santa Clara University also has an informal (i.e., not well documented in
writing but well understood) plan for replacement of desktop machines on a
three-year cycle. This includes all faculty, staff and lab machines. We
define a target class of machines to be replaced, ask departments to
identify how many machines they have that fit that target, then negotiate to
procure the needed systems. Wintel systems come from our vendor and are all
of a standard configuration (with the option to do some upgrades [e.g., 19"
monitor instead of 17"] at added department cost). Mac users get a fairly
low-end machine with a roughly equivalent price, or the option to upgrade to
a more substantial configuration at a substantial additional cost. Machines
that are replaced must be reliquished by the former user.
Information about this year's replacement cycle, for which machines will
begin arriving in early August, may be found at