Hardware/Software

Office computers

Initial computer purchases for new faculty and staff are paid for from start-up or department funds. Subsequent computers will be funded by Nicholas IT on a regular replacement cycle of approximately 5 years for desktop computers and 4 years for laptops.

The University has negotiated pricing schemes with its major suppliers. Options can be reviewed here and then ordered through Nicholas IT.

Basic software installations on Windows and macOS machines may include:

Acrobat Reader
BigFix Agent
Microsoft Office
Cisco AnyConnect
Cisco Jabber
Box Sync
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Pharos Eprint
Skype
Symantec Endpoint Protection

Other software can be requested from Duke OIT Site License or elsewhere. Purchase/licensing info may need to be provided before paid software can be installed.


Lab Computers

Computers in the Nicholas School computer labs are Lenovo ThinkCentre All-in-Ones. Model numbers vary, but software offered includes:

Adobe Creative Cloud
ArcGIS
BASINS
ENVI/IDL
FlamMap
Fragstats
FVS
Google Chrome
i-Tree
Mathematica
Matlab
Microsoft Office
NVivo
Mozilla Firefox
Pharos Eprint
Portfolio
R
RStudio
Stata
Structure
Symantec Endpoint Protection


Loaner Laptops

Nicholas IT has a limited number of laptops available for loan. Request a laptop using the form here.