Hardware and Infrastructure
Q:What are the desktop hardware and software requirements for a SCEIS implementation?A:The quick answer:
If your computer setup allows you to go online and surf the internet, you’ve got enough capacity to use SCEIS. The SAP-based system is a huge and powerful tool, requiring significant server resources, which are housed in the infrastructure at the CIO Data Center. As the “client” in this “client-server” system, you and your agency will get the benefit of that horsepower, without having to build and maintain such a resource-intensive system.
The “think-about-it” answer:
Your agency will need to make some decisions about the ways you will use SCEIS.
- Which employees, based on their roles, will need SCEIS in their daily work, and therefore will need full-time access to a workstation?
- Which employees will need occasional access to SCEIS – to update their own personnel records, for instance? Would shared workstations serve that need? How many, and where should they be?
- Will your existing computers meet your needs for the next 4-5 years? Even if your system is adequate for today, you might want to take advantage of the SC Master Lease program to establish the technology you’ll need in the future.
The Master Lease program helps agencies finance the cost of computers and other equipment, permitting costs to be spread over five years. For more information or to take advantage of the SC Master Lease program, contact the Debt Management Office of the State Treasurer's Office.
- The detailed business-process analysis required for adoption of SCEIS provides an opportunity to coordinate, simplify and streamline your core processes, offering additional efficiencies in both technology and personnel. Some changes may be simply a business decision, while others may require policy-level decisions.
The “tell-the-techies” answer: The South Carolina Enterprise Architecture Oversight Committee (AOC) has established standards for Minimum Desktop Hardware that more than meet the SAP recommended requirements. The AOC standard is posted on the CIO website.
Information about specific technology requirements for agencies is available in the Organization Technical Infrastructure Readiness guide. (pdf 44 kb)
Scan stations for image capture and processing will be set up as part of the SCEIS project for each agency. Each agency must provide scanners. The computer and software to operate the scanning station are part of your SCEIS implementation.
Any additional viewing requirements beyond the project allocation can be met with standard 17" or 19" monitors. While larger monitors may be a desired feature, they are not required.
If you have further questions about desktop hardware and software requirements, please contact the SCEIS Project Team.
Q:How can I know whether my agency has the computer systems and hardware we need for SCEIS?A:
The SCEIS Deployment team will work closely with your agency to assess your existing infrastructure, and to help you plan for your hardware and connectivity needs. In addition, you may want to review the information above, concerning hardware requirements
. Discussion of specific technology requirements for agencies is available in the Organization Technical Infrastructure Readiness
guide (pdf 44 kb).