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Chromebooks Coming to Endpoint Standardization Program in June

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 10:44


Pitt Information Technology is pleased to announce that Chromebook options are coming in June to the University’s Computing Equipment Purchasing and Standardization Program, which enables University departments to purchase pre-configured PCs and peripherals at significant savings.

Chromebooks are a great low-cost alternative to Windows laptops for basic productivity needs. When paired with the software and resources available through Pitt IT’s Virtual Desktops for Remote Work service, Chromebooks can also be a good fit for more advanced users. 

If your unit plans on purchasing a Chromebook now or in the future, please submit a request to the 24/7 IT Help Desk to onboard your department in the Chromebook Management Program.

After your department has been onboarded, your IT administrators will be able to view your unit’s Chromebook inventory, manage devices remotely, and add apps to be installed automatically. Users can only install apps on their Chromebooks that have been pre-approved by an IT administrator, so individuals interested in installing additional apps should first contact their IT administrators.

More details about Chromebook availability and setup instructions are available on our website. Please contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) if you have any questions regarding this announcement.