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DiNG

Overview

If you regularly set up computers to work on Stanford’s network and with Stanford systems, you know it can be a real challenge. We have developed a streamlined way to do this.

If you are tired of old school “carbon copy” ways of setting up computers, our Deployment Next Generation (DiNG) service might be right for you. This service deploys new and replacement computers 33 percent faster than traditional methods, helping Stanford faculty and staff get operational sooner.

We’ve designed DiNG around concepts such as simplicity, agility, flexibility, ease of use, and ultimately the need for efficiency.

Designed for

  • Local IT groups

Features

In DiNG, we use much of what computers come with from the vendor, and layer on additional items as needed one-by-one with Stanford-specific customization. DiNG also leverages Stanford encryption tools, campus licensing for Microsoft Windows, and much more.

Specifically, DiNG:

  • Works on both Macs and PC operating systems.
  • Uses other Stanford systems as much as possible, most notably the security compliance system.
  • Is intended to be as easy to run as possible so even junior level IT consultants can assist with setting up equipment.

Rates

Our DiNG service is more than a one-time computer setup. Rather, it's a system designed for building computers on an ongoing basis. Our rates are based around a recurring monthly fee, with two pricing models depending on your needs.

Description Rate
For those who want to use the DiNG system to build their own workflow specific to their system. $0.75 per workstation per month
For those who want us to assist with the creation and ongoing maintenance of the DiNG workflow. $2.50 per workstation per month*

* Most commonly selected option

Learn more

Read more about the DiNG service in this University IT article.

Last modified September 11, 2017