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minimum standards


  • Core i5 Processor 4 core or better
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • 16GB RAM
  • software

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Windows Server 2012R2 or later (preferably 2016 or 2019)
  • network

  • Business Grade Router / Firewall (Sophos XG 125 or higher preferred)
  • Managed Network Switches Only
  • Offices have live ethernet ports (not using wifi on business computers unless necessary)
  • Proper place to keep network equipment (shelves or network rack)
  • No users logging into the server
  • Remote access must be done securely using a VPN solution
  • workstation/end user

  • Passwords meet Microsoft standard (min. of 8 characters, at least one upper & lowercase, at least one number, at least one special character, and reset          every 60-90 days)
  • Workstations auto lock after 15 min of inactivity
  • Workstations left on so updates can be applied overnight
  • Users have their own login, no sharing passwords or using generic logins (eg. Front desk)
  • Passwords not to be left written down next to workstation
  • Workstation must be no older than 5 years of age
  • Workstation must have a minumimum of a 4 year warranty (5 year if available) at purchase