CALS Information Technology Office
Computer Advance Program
To help colleges, schools, and administrative departments provide
faculty and staff with appropriate computing hardware and software, the
FY 2004 Computer Advance Program (CAP) will provide $750 towards the
purchase of up to 100 UVM-configured Windows and Macintosh systems and
standard UVM software. Aimed at replacing the most deficient systems for
individual faculty and staff, the program is intended to help
departments acquire appropriate technology despite budget stresses, to
increase standardization, and to encourage life-cycle replacement
Software support is ending for some Windows and Macintosh versions, and CAP subsidies provide a good opportunity to upgrade to newer software so that support is not interrupted. The following software will go off support before the next round of CAP subsidies:
System Last Day for UVM Support
Macintosh OS System 8.x Dec. 31, 2003
Macintosh OS System 9.x Dec. 31, 2003
Windows 98 June 30, 2004
The CAP Web pages (http://www.uvm.edu/cit/cap) describe eligibility requirements, how to apply, and this year's CAP hardware and software selections. Deadline dates for applications and purchases are:
* Applications must be received by Monday, November 30, 2003.
* Decisions will be announced before the end of the calendar year.
* Computers must be purchased by January 31, 2004.
If you have questions about CAP that aren't addressed in the CAP Web pages, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.