Software Overview

Each DOM Computer comes with standard, pre-loaded software. Standard software and updates are tested for compatibility and optimal performance with University of Wisconsin-Madison applications before release.

  1. Windows Standard Software
  2. Mac Standard Software

The UW Office of Cybersecurity requires the Department of Medicine IT to ensure IT security baseline is implemented. Therefore, only the DOM IT helpdesk is allowed to install software, unless it is available as an on-demand download (or our Zenworks Application installer).

Below are the instructions for how to install on-demand software for PC or Mac.

  1. Instructions for Windows
  2. Instructions for Mac

Free and University-Licensed Software

DOM users are not allowed to independently download free software from websites (this includes programs such as TRELLO, etc).  Please see below for a list of software that has already been reviewed for risk by our Network Security team.  DOM users should also contact DOM IT Helpdesk before purchasing software. 

UW Madison provides a no-charge or free software library https://it.wisc.edu/services/software/ - users must login with their campus Net ID to view the list.  Some of this software may already be available as an on-demand download.  If there is an application not listed in the Zenworks Application installer – please contact the DOM IT Helpdesk.

 

Specialty Software by Request

You may request additional software not available from the standard software package or from the on-demand download. Please check here Risk Reviewed and Approved Software – Department of Medicine IT Helpdesk (wisc.edu) for software that has already been reviewed for Risk and approved by DOM IT.  If the software you would like is not already approved – you must fill out this request form:  https://helpdesk.medicine.wisc.edu/hc/en-us/articles/4412364114707-Software-Request-Form.  Please note software is reviewed every Tuesday and Thursday by the DOM Network Security Team.  Use cases for software involving cloud and/or sensitive/restrictive data can average 3-6 weeks for review by Campus Cybersecurity.

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