If you want to order computer equipment - this may be anything from a USB-stick, mouse, desktop up to a science grade server - you can contact your IT acquisition specialist. The contact address is:
(currently the person associated with this role is Eric van der Kraan, HL406, tel 8444)
The best way to order a laptop is to go onto the internet and decide what you want by using a vendors configurations management system. For instance:
Then email your favourite configuration to the above address together with the SAPnumber it should be booked on.
Because we have to buy equipment through EU-preferred vendors/suppliers from their business channels, delivery times for consumer products may take somewhat longer than direct ordering (from websites or shops).
Please try to be as specific as possible in the specifications of your required product. It is very difficult for us to know precisely what we have to order if you do not provide the necessary information. “Can you buy me an external USB disk for my project” won't do. We will ask back about the disk capacity (2 TB disk?) and about the type (single disk ar RAID1 configuration) and to what it should be connected (your desktop, your MacBook).
These are specialist pieces of hardware and you should discuss in detail your requirements with us. In such cases we will try to translate your functional requirements it computer hardware, get an offer from the preferred vendor, have you confirm or modify it and we'll get another offer, until you are satisfied.
The current EU-prefered reseller for servers is Scholte Awater.