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Please mark April 27th, 2010 on your calendar and be ready to engage Oracle/Peoplesoft in an interactive preview of their Higher Education ERP product.  Your participation is paramount to our success in selecting a vendor that can provide solutions that best fit our needs.  I encourage you to invite key members of your staff involved in the assessment/evaluation process and other University constituents that you feel might be interested in the presentations.<

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For the Fall 2012 cycle, twenty-two (22) awards totaling $507,373.80 were funded by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP).  Of the those proposals funded, seven (7) will have an annual sustainability fund impact of $40,100.00 (average $5,728.57/project).

Computer hardware and software standards allow the University to provide better and more efficient support for students, faculty and staff on campus.  In addition, standards facilitate the ability for the University to leverage its purchasing power directly to obtain the most cost-effective pricing available for computing equipment that meet or exceed our use case (as well as defined life cycle).  Below are our new "standards" with accompanying specifications (for Windows/Linux) for the 2012-2013 academic year.

A new computer craze has been hitting the IT world over the last year. It’s called the Netbook.  These tiny, ultra-portable computers are attractive for those looking for inexpensive, ultra-portable computing power.  The concept appears to have evolved from the One Laptop Per Child initiative that sought to make small, portable, cheap, kid-friendly computers.