Departmental software - Any application purchased
by a particular department for use by students, faculty, and staff of that
IMPORTANT: Before purchasing multiple licenses for installation
in a computer facility, it is highly recommended that the department
consult with STS regarding the system requirements of the application.
In addition, it is possible that the University already owns licenses for
Image - The operating system and application set
configured specifically for use in general access and departmental computing
facilities. Generally, all computers in a single location are standardized
with the same image.
Shareware - Functional applications that are
available for use on a good-faith agreement that the user will make payment
to the application creator after deciding to use the program. Some shareware
applications continue to function even if the user never makes payment.
Security vulnerability - A weakness in the
operating system or application that could be exploited for any number of
reasons, including: executing malicious code, tampering with data on the
local drive, or hindering network activity.
Beta-software - Pre-release software still in the
process of development made available to "beta-testers" for the purpose of
identifying problems in the application. Because of the nature of
beta-software, running such software could potentially cause system-wide
KeyAccess - Baylor's networked license manager.
Tracks usage and licenses for multiple applications on campus.