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Home Computer Recommendations
IMSS recommends this option for individuals that work with sensitive information such as HR data, payroll, financials, HIPPA/FERPA protected data.
IMSS is in the process of obtaining devices (laptops or thin clients) that can be used to connect remotely to your work computer. These devices have the advantage of being managed, meaning that security updates will be pushed to them by our management console on the regular schedule.
To request a managed computing device:
- Contact your supervisor for approval
- Supervisors, please submit a request by emailing email@example.com
If you do not work with sensitive information for your day to day tasks, but need to connect remotely to your work computer, IMSS recommends the following:
- Windows 10 Pro (Home edition does not include the Remote Desktop client which is needed to connect to your work computer)
- 8GB Memory
- 128GB Hard Drive