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The Lifecycle Management program facilitates a centralized, annual replacement of aging desktop and laptop computers in use by University faculty and staff. Instead of individual departments spending numerous hours attempting to determine what needs to be replaced each year and often over or under-purchasing, the University has moved to a regular refresh cycle that will ensure that all faculty and staff receive new equipment over regular intervals of time. Departments will no longer be expected to budget for and replace their laptops and desktops. Instead, this task will be handled by Information Technology at no cost to departments.
During the next laptop replacement cycle the following models will be replaced:
We are using an automated inventory system to identify and notify employees who are currently using University laptops that meet our criteria for replacement. If your laptop is eligible for replacement, you will receive an email prior to the start of the Lifecycle Management Program containing further instructions and details. Users with models listed above are eligible to have their laptops replaced during this year's LCM. Computers will be distributed on a "first come first serve" basis.
As part of the Lifecycle Management program, Liberty University will be offering a buyback option to all faculty and staff who turn in their old Liberty computers for new replacements. Once an employee returns his/her old computer, Information Technology will immediately format and erase the hard drive on the computer, and will then hold the computer for 10 days for the employee in case they want to purchase the computer from the University for personal use only. After the 10 days have expired, the employee may still purchase their old computer or any other LCM surplus equipment but it will be on a first-come first-served basis.
It is important to note that when repurchasing the computer, all University licensed software will be removed from the hard disk and a fresh installation of the original Windows® operating system will be installed. There will be no other special software on the computer and it will no longer be supported by Information Technology. Instead, the employee should only contact Information Technology for assistance and repair for the new, Liberty-owned computer. These computers will not be eligible to be repurchased or redeployed by University departments.
For buyback-specific questions or to make a purchase please contact: Liberty Surplus at (434) 592-7006.