The Desktop Computing service consists of a number of components available to the BU community. We can help you choose the right computer for your needs, be it a physical or virtual machine. Once purchased we can image the computer with BU licensed software such as the currently supported versions of Windows, Mac OS and Microsoft Office. We offer departments the KACE Asset Management system which can be used both to manage computer systems inventories and to keep those systems safe by patching Windows, Microsoft Office, and other software.

We also maintain the systems in a number of computer labs including those located at Mugar Library, Pardee Library, Perkins Library, Science and Engineering Library, Athletics, Sargent College, and the School of Theology.

  • IS&T computer labs, including the BU Common @ Mugar lab and the Linux Virtual Lab, offer many common and specialized applications, printing resources, and staff to answer questions. Many schools and colleges provide local computing resources designed to meet specific needs.... more »

  • Desktop and Notebook computers containing confidential or restricted University data are eligible for backup and restore services provided by IS&T through CrashPlan.... more »

  • We can help you procure appropriate hardware, with choices including desktop and notebook computers. We can also set up your hardware, install the software you need, and provide ongoing support and repairs.... more »

  • IS&T offers a variety of printing services to the BU community. We provide basic support for both managed network and local printing.... more »

  • The KACE asset management system allows IT staff to automate commonly performed tasks, such as inventory and asset management, software distribution, and patch management.... more »

  • IS&T facilitates online software distribution and, for certain software, distribution via media. By negotiating favorable licensing terms, we make much of this software available without charge or at a reduced cost.... more »