Office of General Counsel

University of Mississippi

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Technology Purchases

The Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services has delegated to the University’s Chief Information Officer and Director of the Office of Information Technology (“IT”) the authority to approve purchases of technology.

University policy requires that a technology purchase meeting any of the following conditions MUST be approved by IT:

  • Technology projects with total lifecycle costs greater than $5000
  • Campus-wide software licenses
  • Contracts for campus-wide cloud services, e.g., IT services hosted off campus
  • Technology projects involving the storing or transferring of sensitive data

(The Technology Purchases Policy is available in the University’s Policy Directory.)


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