Technology Purchasing Information


Learn which technology items can be purchased through IT and which should be purchased through your department.


Technology items purchased through your department

Departments are responsible for purchasing the items below. If a consultation is needed before a purchase is made, IT staff can offer assistance via a request to the IT Help Desk. 

  • External Storage (external hard drives, USB flash drives, SD memory cards)
  • iPad Accessories (cabinets, cases/covers, keyboards, cables)
  • Microphones/Headsets
  • Scanners 
  • Non-Standard Keyboards/Mice (ergonomic, wireless, etc)
  • Non-Standard Speakers (Bose, Pioneer, etc)
  • Optical Drives (CD/DVD)
  • Printer Ink and Toner Cartridges
  • Special Cables/Adapters (micro-USB, USB hubs, serial adapters, other legacy items)

Technology items purchased through IT

The items below can be purchased through IT. Our staff will assist with the ordering process and installation (if necessary), and may track these items as state-owned inventory. More information on Hardware Pricing can be found here.


  • Desktops (Dell, Apple)
  • Laptops (Dell, Apple)
  • Tablets (iPad, Nexus)

Computer Peripherals

  • Monitors
  • Standard keyboards/mice/speakers
  • Common cables (network, USB, VGA/DVI, power)
  • Docking stations


  • Network printers (e.g. laser jet)
  • Local printers (e.g. ink jet)
Please Note for Ricoh printers, contact Brian Parisi Copier Systems – 716-568-8800


  • New software licenses
  • Renewal of existing licenses
  • Maintenance on existing licenses (upgrade entitlement)

More information on Campus Software can be found here.

Please Note All AV items such as projectors should be requested through Technology Support Services – 716-878-4104



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