VPFR ICT Device Management Project

The university is introducing the ICT Device Management Project in the in the VPFR (excluding Consumer Services) 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:

VPFR ICT Device Management Project Standard Models:

ThinkCentre M715q Tiny


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.

  • AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 2400GE
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD M.2 PCIe
  • Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics (2x DisplayPort)
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ThinkPad T490 - 14" Laptop


The ThinkPad T490 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 i5-8265U
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB PCIe OPAL M.2 SSD
  • 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.

If requesting change to model or upgrades to the model (such as more memory) you must use the request form for a non-standard model as these requests need to be approved.

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

Operational Procurement Requests (limited to ICT Support Service Staff)

If you still have questions about this program then please fill form and someone will be in touch shortly.