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Desktop Network Services(DNS)

Policies and Procedures

Requesting Purchase of Software

  1. If you have a software need but do not know of a program to meet it, or if you would like to discuss software that you are considering, send a request for assistance to DNS using the Web Help Desk. Hamilton staff Login to: DNS Web Help Desk; Sinclair and OFF CAMPUS use: Web Help Desk
  2. When you have identified a software program that you need, please find out the version of the product that offers the features you want to use. This is usually the latest version of the program but not always.
  3. When submitting a request, include: product name, version number, platform (Windows or Mac), company and include a brief justification (your need for the program including why a free equivalent is not adequate), the computer(s) on which the software is to be installed. You do not need to provide an account number unless you are requesting the software on a grant. DNS will then either submit a requisition directly to the Fiscal Office or talk with the requester if additional information is needed. DNS will receive the software and install it.
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