Authorized technology does not require a TAR. Authorized technologies are low risk or have already completed Enterprise, Information Security and Accessible Technology Team reviews. The list below has been approved and will be reviewed and updated frequently. All updates to the list can be found at the Accessible Technology website.

Web applications and cloud services

Authorized campus standard cloud technology should be used where it provides equivalent functionality. Exception requests to use a non-standard cloud technology require a documented business reason why the campus provided standard technology cannot be used, and should be documented in the TAR. The cloud computing services listed below have been authorized:

  • Box cloud storage - (replaces DropBox, iCloud, Amazon, Google drive)
  • Qualtrics survey platform - replaces SurveyMonkey and WuFoo)
  • Zoom videoconferencing - (replaces GoToMeeting)
  • Online instruction used by fewer than 20 employees
    • Microsoft Office 365 Online (browser based) – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams
      • Available on request only: Forms, Planner, Project, Power BI, and Flow
    • Twitter            
    • LinkedIn         
    • Indeed            
    • ServiceNow    

Digital content

Copyrighted information assets purchased for Stanislaus State use, such as:

  • Fonts
  • Images
  • Music
  • Photographs
  • Text-based information/data
  • Video-based information/data

Each purchaser is responsible for retaining proof of sale and/or licensing agreement information associated with the purchase of copyrighted materials for as long as the digital content is used/stored.


Contact the Office of Information Technology Support Desk to obtain the following software at low or no cost:

  • Adobe (Acrobat DC Pro, Photoshop, and other tools)
  • Dragon Dictate and Naturally Speaking
  • Mathematica
  • Matlab
  • McAfee Anti-virus software
  • Microsoft Office 365 (full client) - (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word, Defender)
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Windows Operating System / MacOS
  • Minitab
  • Qualtrics
  • SAS
  • SPSS

Hardware, equipment, and supplies

For tablets, laptops, and desktop computers - see Apple and Dell listings in CSUBUY. Acquisition of 20 or more computers or tablets requires a TAR and Procurement involvement in order to complete.

  • Adapters
  • Batteries
  • Cables
  • Cameras and video cameras (does not include security, monitoring, or surveillance cameras) (refer to Confidential Data Policies/Practices and Guidelines)
  • Compact Disks and tapes (refer to Confidential Data Policies/Practices and Guidelines)
  • Digital voice recorders (refer to Confidential Data Policies/Practices and Guidelines)
  • Displays
  • Docking Stations
  • DVD players/Blu-Ray players
  • Headphones and headsets
  • Input devices (e.g. mice, trackballs, track pads, Apple Pencils, Microsoft Pens and keyboards)
  • Label maker/ label printer - Brother
  • Memory (RAM)
  • Monitors – aligned with campus standards, current model is: Dell Ultra sharp 24
  • Network equipment peripherals, such as: cables, port adapters, stand-alone power supplies (not network connected)
  • Port replicators
  • Scanners
  • Smart TVs - Samsung brand. These may not be connected to the Stanislaus State network. Installation of equipment purchased must be managed as part of an authorized project.
  • Sound cards
  • Speakers
  • Televisions without Wi-Fi, Internet, or network connections
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
  • USB hubs
  • Video cards
  • Printers used to print Level 1 or Level 2 data require a TAR

Tablets, laptops, and desktop computers – the below items are available for purchase in CSUBUY but they are not authorized for storing Level 1 data without additional security controls. If in doubt whether or not Level 1 data may be involved, please submit a TAR Request.

  • Apple iPad and iPod
  • Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac
  • Dell Latitude 7000, Precision 5000, Optiplex 7000

Updated: April 17, 2024