UNC-GA Apple Bulk Buy Program Now in Progress
UNC-GA Apple Bulk Buy Program Now in Progress – Department Deadline Friday, September 5
The UNC-GA quarterly Apple Bulk Buy Program began Tuesday, August 26. This program allows campuses to buy Apple products at discounts of 6% to 11% beyond normal educational pricing.
Apple is also extending some iPad “Back to School” promotions to the bulk buy. However, departments should submit these orders as soon as possible to meet the September 9 deadline.
- iPad and Applecare for iPad orders must be on separate POs from non-iPad items.
- Consolidate orders as much as possible.
- All products on the Apple Store for Education are eligible under the bulk buy. This includes software, accessories, third-party items, laptops, iPads, computers (no iPhones).
Friday, September 5 – To obtain a re-quote, departments should submit proposals to Greg Hargett at email@example.com no later than Friday, September 5, 2014, before 5:00 p.m. Orders are then sent to Apple, who applies discounts.
Tuesday, September 9 – Apple returns discounted re-quotes to GA and campuses.
Monday, September 22 – POs must be in Apple’s hands by this date.
If you have questions about requesting a quote and submitting an order, please contact Greg Hargett, Information Technology Manager, 252.328.9111.
For more information on department computer purchases, visit the CPI website.
ODS/EDW Production Outage this Weekend
When: August 29 - September 2
Description: The ODS/EDW will be down starting Friday, August 29 at 2:30 pm until Tuesday September 2 at 7:00 am for a software upgrade. The Banner production systems and Standby databases are NOT affected by this outage. Reporting from ecuBIC (i.e. Position Management, Student reports, etc…) and Financial Services Excel reports will experience intermittent interruptions during this upgrade.
Symantec Emergency Patch Notification
On Friday, August 29, Desktop Technologies Support will be performing an emergency patch for Symantec Endpoint Protection software on all ECU Windows desktop and laptop computers. The software will be installed automatically via Kbox. A restart of your computer is required to complete the installation. Please restart your computer when prompted to ensure the software upgrade is complete and your computer is protected against malware.
If you experience any difficulties in relation to this announcement or have any questions, please contact the ECU IT Help Desk by phone at 252-328-9866 or via the Web at http://ithelp.ecu.edu .
Intermittent Downtime for SharePoint and the Download Center
When: Today (August 26 from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM)
Description: There will be intermittent downtime for SharePoint and the Download Center this afternoon from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
As of August 1, 2014, ECU will discontinue hosting web space at personal.ecu.edu.
Personal.ecu.edu was established for individuals to have personal websites. As the Internet changes, there are lots of options for individuals to host personal websites, some of which are free. Web space offered at ECU will continue to be available for the business of the university and the support of that business including academic web sites for faculty, staff, and students.
Prior to August 1, 2014, please transfer your website to another location. Below are a few free options.
If your website located at is for academic purposes, you have the option to transfer it to myweb.ecu.edu.
- If you need assistance, submit a ticket at ithelp.ecu.edu
- If you need to keep the URL, submit a ticket at ithelp.ecu.edu
Available web space resources:
ECU offers web space for:
- department web sites via CommonSpot
- blogs via WordPress
- traditional web space for special projects and academic work including instruction or class assignments
For more information on available web space, visit www.ecu.edu/itcs/webpublishing.