ACNS provides support and training for products that are the current standard across campus.

Expand the menus below for CSU’s software and hardware standards and recommendations.

Software Standards – Updated March 24, 2021

Software TypeWindowsMacUnix
Administrative Data and InformationAries/Banner
Discoverer
Kuali (KFS)
ODS
Oracle HR
Talent Management System (TMS)
TimeClock Plus
PDF AppsAdobe AcrobatAdobe Acrobat
CalendaringMS Outlook
MS Outlook Web App
MS Outlook
MS Outlook Web App
Client ServerCitrix
Microsoft Remote Desktop
Citrix
Microsoft Remote Desktop
Citrix
Microsoft Remote Desktop
DatabaseMS Access (TBD)Filemaker ProSun’s StarOffice
EmailMS Outlook
MS Outlook Web App
MS Outlook
MS Outlook Web App
Thunderbird
Online Course ToolsCanvasCanvasCanvas
Operating SystemWindows 10 Current Service BranchMacOS Big Sur 11.2.3 and newer
MacOS Catalina 10.15.7
MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
Solaris
Redhat Enterprise/Fedora
Presentation GraphicsMS PowerPoint
Adobe CC
MS PowerPoint
Mac OS App – Keynote
Sun’s StarOffice
Open Office
Productivity SuiteMS Office Current Service BranchMS Office Current Service Branch
SecurityPulse Secure
PuTTY
Citrix
Pulse Secure
PuTTY for MacOS
MacOS App – Built-in Terminal for SSH
SpreadsheetMS ExcelMS Excel
Mac OS App – Numbers
Sun’s StarOffice
Open Office
StreamingEcho360
MS Stream
MS Teams
Echo360
MS Stream
Video ConferencingMS Teams
Zoom
MS Teams
Zoom
FaceTime
Virus Checker/SpywareWindows Defender
Web BrowsersFirefox
Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Firefox
Chrome
Safari
Web DevelopmentAdobe CC
Dreamweaver & Cloud version, Word Press
Adobe CC
Dreamweaver & Cloud version, Word Press
Word ProcessorMS WordMS Word
Mac OS App – Pages
Sun’s StarOffice
Open Office
HardwarePCMac (2013 or newer)
ProcessorIntel Core i5Intel Core i5
Memory8GB8GB
Hard Drive200GB, SATA SSD128GB or greater
Video Card512MB
Network Interface Card10/100/100010/100/1000
Wireless802.11 ac802.11 ac
Monitor23" wide screen23" wide screen
PeripheralsDVDRW
Sound capable
Removable media
Apple USB SuperDrive
Built-in
Removable media