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VPFR ICT Device Management Project

The university is introducing the ICT Device Management Project in the VPFR to ensure all employees have a safe and reliable computer to use. The project will provide a standard desktop or laptop (excluding cell phones) per employee that will be supplied, configured and installed by ICT. The standardized computers will reduce purchasing costs and provide a more consistent desktop support experience.

To enhance the functionality of users’ devices the VPFR has added the following enhancements to its support offerings around the standard models:

  • Laptop Loaner Pool - There will be a laptop loaner pool available for those users who occasionally need a laptop to take to a meeting or away with them while travelling. This pool will include machines that are fully configured and secured when they are picked up. This is available at no charge to staff members within the VPFR portfolio for their work use.
  • Laptop Loaner Request

    *Laptop loaners are limited to 30 days*

  • Enhanced device service levels - In the event of a hardware failure on standard devices, a replacement can be provided. Users will not need wait for their device to be repaired thereby minimize downtime.

VPFR ICT Device Management Project Standard Models:

ThinkCentre M710q Tiny


ThinkPad T470 - 14" Laptop


The ThinkCentre Tiny is the desktop of choice for the following set of users (this unit will meet the needs of 95% of users on campus):

- Users who work full time from their desk.

- Users who primarily work from their desk with occasional need for a portable device to take to a meeting or conference.

The ThinkPad T470 is the laptop of choice for the following set of users:

- Users who attend a large number of meetings where they need to bring a device.

- Users who work off campus or are travelling a large amount of the time.

Intel Core i5-7400T Processor
Intel Core i5-7200U Processor
256GB PCIe-NVM SSD Hard Drive
256GB PCIe-NVM SSD Hard Drive
Intel Integrated Graphics (3 x DisplayPort) 14" Screen (1920x1080)
Dock, Keyboard + Mouse included to allow this laptop to be used like a desktop

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VPFR ICT Device Management Project Non-Standard Models:

While the majority of users will be well served by the standard models listed above, ICT does recognize that there will be specific business needs that will require computing devices beyond the standard models. In these cases, ICT will work with the department to determine the specific devices that will meet the business needs of the unit and to receive appropriate sign offs for non-standard models.

To put in a request for ICT to contact you to discuss your business need for a non-standard model please follow the links for the devices below and fill in the required information:

High Powered Windows Device (For Developers)

Mac Laptop (13" MacBook Pro)

Mac Desktop (21.5" iMac)

Other Devices

If you still have questions about this program please see the FAQ for the VPFR ICT Device Management Program.

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