Policy Statement On Software Approval

Presented to Administrative Computing Committee on Tuesday, September 4, 2001
by David Heise

Proposed new clause under A. General Guidelines

ITS sets policies for the installation and maintenance of standard and non-standard software packages on University-owned computers. These policies are described on the ITS-Client Services web site (http://www.andrews.edu/ITS/CS).

To avoid duplication of data and/or systems, to ensure data and network compatibility, and to maximize opportunities for technical support, all software that uses or interfaces to institutional data must be approved by the Director of Administrative Systems in ITS prior to purchase or development.  The term "institutional data" includes data held at the departmental level as well as data on the central server.  Departments where a violation of this policy is found will be asked to convert to an approved system.

For all other computer software, departments should consult with the Director of Client Services in ITS prior to purchase in order to ensure compatibility with our environment, and the availability of on-campus support.

Previously Proposed Statements

A.1.c. (as approved by Administrative Computing)
Any software intended for supporting administrative functions within the University must be approved by the Chief Information Officer prior to purchase.

A.1.c. (as proposed but not yet approved by Academic Computing)
To avoid possible data duplication or network incompatibility, and to maximize opportunities for on campus assistance, departments should consult with ITS prior to purchasing any computer software.

D.3. (as approved by Administrative Computing)
ITS sets policies for the installation and maintenance of standard and non-standard software packages on University-owned computers. Prior to the purchase of any software intended to support administrative functions within the University, approval must be obtained from the Chief Information Officer.

D.3. (as proposed but not yet approved by Academic Computing)
ITS sets policies for the installation and maintenance of standard and non-standard software packages on University-owned computers. These policies are described on the ITS-Client Services web site (http://www.andrews.edu/ITS/CS). To avoid possible data duplication or network incompatibility, and to maximize opportunities for on campus assistance, departments should consult with ITS prior to purchasing any computer software.