Technical Minimum Requirements for working remotely

 

Following are requirements for desktops, laptops, internet service, and software for use at the University. This pertains to University-provided laptop or capable and secure home laptop/desktop. Tablets, Chromebooks, phones, ect., while used occasionally are not considered primary remote work devices.

 

Minimum Computer Requirements

 

A University provided computer or if a personal computer, no older than 5 years.

 

8 GB RAM

Have the ability to connect to VPN

 

Windows 10 (minimum build/version 1909)

Automatic updates turned on

 

MAC OS (minimum build/version Catalina)

Automatic updates turned on

 

 

Software

Microsoft Office 2016 or higher

Zoom - current version

Internet Browsers (current versions): Google Chrome,Firefox, Safari

Current anti-virus / spyware installed at all times

Java 2 - version 1.6

Adobe Acrobat Reader 11.0 or higher

Cisco AnyConnect VPN

 

 

WebCam

Integrated or external USB

 

 

Internet Service Requirements and Speed Recommendations

Service Requirements:

Internet access provided by a cable, DSL or fiber provider

Minimum upload speed of 2 mbps / Minimum download speed of 5 mbps

 

Speed Recommendations:

Up to 25 mbps for:

1-2 devices connected to the internet

Surfing the web, Email, Instant Messaging

Moderate video use

 

50-100 mbps for:

3-5 devices connected to the internet

Surfing the web, Email, Instant Messaging

4K video streaming

 

 

Details

Article ID: 133416
Created
Thu 7/22/21 10:54 AM
Modified
Fri 7/23/21 8:48 AM