KSU Anywhere is a University Information Technology Services mobile work initiative for Kennesaw State University employees. Employees of colleges and departments participating in the program may exchange their desktop computers and/or existing laptops and mobile devices for a new PC or Macintosh laptop device.
The initiative is designed to empower work flexibility and support productivity for KSU employees. KSU Anywhere laptops can be used across Kennesaw State campuses and off campus or connected to UITS provided desktop monitors for a traditional office work experience.
KSU Anywhere devices are funded by the Office of the CIO and are subject to lifecycle replacement and university technology equipment procedures.
The KSU Anywhere initiative is deployed by department/college. For questions, please contact the KSU Service Desk.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What type of devices are available through the KSU Anywhere initiative?
KSU Anywhere includes: desktops (Apple & Dell/Standard & High End) or mobile workstation packages (laptop, monitor, peripherals).
Can I keep an existing device if I participate in KSU Anywhere?
With approval from your dean/division head and your acceptance of the terms and conditions, you may keep one of your secondary devices; however, that device will no longer be eligible for UITS lifecycle replacement and must be replaced using division/college funds. This does not affect technical support unless it cannot run a support operating system (currently Windows 10 and MacOS High Sierra). You may not keep the device that is eligible for replacement as there are inherent security risks associated with older devices running unsupported operating systems.
If I keep an older device, will the Office of the CIO still provide support for it?All devices, including primary and additional, will receive full hardware and software support if the computer can run an Office of the CIO supported operating system or is not otherwise considered a legacy device. However, it will no longer be eligible for lifecycle replacement and must be replaced using division/college funds.
Do I have to give up my current computer to participate in the program?Employees receiving a KSU Anywhere laptop must exchange all Office of the CIO desktops/laptop machines and mobile devices that are currently assigned to them. IT Operations will provide a list of devices assigned to the employee that should be returned during the appointment scheduling process.
Am I eligible to participate if I recently received a new Office of the CIO computer?Eligibility is determined by the age of the employee’s main office computer. If the main office computer is newer than 4 or 5 years, it will not be eligible.
What qualifies a piece of equipment for LCR?Eligibility is determined by the age of the employee’s main office computer. Department purchased equipment may be replaced at the discretion of the department head.
What is LCR?LCR stands for life cycle replacement. The Office of the CIO regularly evaluates the age of campus equipment and, as funding is available, replaces aging equipment.
How do I know if my device is eligible for LCR?
You will be contacted by the KSU Service Desk as your device becomes eligible for LCR. If you have a question as to when your device will be eligible, please email email@example.com and include the KSU asset tag of the device; we will respond as soon as possible.