Hardware / Software

eTech provides a range of services related to hardware and software within the College of Arts and Sciences. We also provide hardware and software support for College iPads.

Hardware

Borrow Arts and Sciences Equipment: Is your laptop in the shop? Are you giving a presentation in a room without multimedia? Request to borrow Arts and Sciences technology.

Request a New Computer: For faculty and staff within the College of Arts and Sciences, our inventory system notifies us when you are eligible to receive a new computer. For more information on this process, read “How do faculty and staff get new computers?”.

Purchasing Computers with Department, Grant, Startup, or Award Funds: If you would like to purchase computer equipment using grant or other funds, please do so through eTech.

Surplus Computers and Equipment: eTech keeps an inventory of all state-purchased equipment. If you’re ready to get rid of old technology, let us know. We’ll arrange for pickup, wipe any hard drives, and take the equipment over to surplus.

Software

A&S Administered Software

The University of Alabama purchases site-wide licenses for many software applications so that all UA faculty and staff have access to these tools. However, some applications have been purchased by the College of Arts & Sciences for use by College employees. This page explains how some of the newer licenses are managed by UA and A&S.