Hardware & Software

There are many options available to students, faculty, and staff for purchasing discounted hardware and software, installing software, and repairing devices. 

laptop computer, ipad and books on a table

Hardware Discounts

Shop UC Bookstores locations online or in-person for discounted hardware (laptops, tablets, etc.).

Hardware Support

UC Bookstores Technology Center is a licensed AppleCare and Dell in-warranty repair center that also offers Apple and PC non-warranty repairs for a small fee.

Available Software

It is sometimes advantageous for the University of Cincinnati to purchase a site or bulk license for certain commercial software and make licenses available to the UC community at no additional charge or at a reduced rate.

Some site-licensed software is publicly available in the Langsam computer lab and the MyDesk Student Desktops (Virtual). Please visit the DTS Computer Labs webpage to see what products are available for immediate use.

Digital Technology Solutions (DTS) negotiates the terms, purchases the licenses, and distributes each application appropriately. Use the following list to view information about contract negotiated and site-licensed vendor software.

Adobe Acrobat Professional: Create and edit PDF files.

Creative Cloud Suite: Graphic design, video editing, web development, and photography creative software. Includes Adobe Acrobat Professional.

  • Category: Design
  • Audience: Faculty & Staff
  • Pricing: Discount for UC employees. 
  • How to Order: Purchase through GetIT

Create maps, apps, and analytics. Read more about ArcGIS at the University of Cincinnati.

Dynamically link statistics with graphics and explore data interactively.

Integrate numeric and symbolic computations with graphics, programming and documentation. 

MATLAB (technical computing), Simulink (model-based design), and over 100 additional industry-standard software tools.

  • Category: Mathematical
  • Audience: Students, Faculty, & Staff
  • Pricing: Campus-Wide License provides anywhere access to MATLAB software, support, and technical assistance in a centralized, UC MATLAB Portal. 
  • How to Order: 

Information delivery, data access, data management, data analysis and data presentation.

Easily access data from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and present high-quality graphs in Microsoft PowerPoint.

Advanced statistical analysis, machine-learning algorithms, text analysis and more. Available products include SPSS Statistics, SPSS AMOS, and SPSS Modeler.

Software Support

University-Owned Devices

University-owned devices require local IT support to assist with site-licensed software installation and licensing. If you do not know who supports your device, please contact the IT Service Desk at 513-556-4357 or submit a ticket.

Personal Devices

Digital Technology Solutions (DTS) provides software support for personal devices (Microsoft Windows & macOS).

We provide the following support at no charge:

  • Installation and removal of university-provided or personally owned software
  • Malware/virus removal
  • Wireless and wired Internet connectivity