Software

Valpo students, faculty, and staff can purchase discounted software for personal use through the “On the Hub” e-store by Kivuto Solutions. A valid ValpoNet login is required to access the store which is located at https://apps.valpo.edu/authentication/kivuto/. The purchase of one software license of each product is available to each authorized person. Once purchased, software cannot be returned and refunds cannot be given. Applications available through the “On the Hub” e-store include titles by Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Corel, Nero, VMWare, Norton, and many more.

The products available through the e-store are for use on personally-owned equipment only and should not be used on University-owned equipment. In some cases, the University has license agreements for software which incur no additional charge to a department. For new software or for software upgrades on equipment owned by Valparaiso University, submit an ITicket through the Help Desk.

In addition, all students, faculty, and staff get free access to Office 365 while at Valpo. A valid Valpo email address is required. For more information, click here: valpo.edu/it/services/microsoft-office/

Hardware

IT has collaborated with a few vendors to simplify taking advantage of educational discounts when purchasing equipment for personal use. You are not required to use these vendors; you may purchase any equipment you prefer. Discounted equipment purchases are available from these vendors:

NEW! CDW-G, one of our vendors, has put together a web portal to allow students to take advantage of consortium pricing when shopping for computers and accessories; the link is above.

Many computer manufacturers offer discounted pricing benefits to students, faculty, and staff at educational institutions. When you’re shopping, remember to ask if they offer an educational discount. Many do offer such discounts and do not require any special agreement with Valpo.

MHEC

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact Technology Collaborative offers discounts on software and hardware to Valpo students and employees. For more information on what hardware and software are available visit their website: mhectech.org/

Wireless Phones

Some wireless carriers provide a discount to Valpo employees and students. More information is available on the HR website (login required).

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