Version 1.0 - Updated 01/01/2023

Minimum Requirements

This addendum (“Minimum Requirements Addendum”) is governed under the Master Services Agreement (the “Agreement”) between Avrem Technologies, LLC (“Avrem”), and the Client (“Client” or “you” or “user”) as identified in the applicable quote (“Service Quotation”), which refers to the terms and conditions of the Agreement. Capitalized terms in this Minimum Requirements Addendum will have the same meaning as those in the Agreement unless otherwise indicated below. The Agreement is accessible online via Avrem’s website at [HYPERLINK TO BE ADDED]. Please review the entirety of the Agreement and these Minimum Requirements. By assenting to the terms and conditions of the applicable SOW and the Agreement, Client agrees to abide by the Minimum Requirements set forth herein.

1. Purpose

This document is directed at providing minimum requirements for systems suitability for the provision of Avrem’s Services. By following these Minimum Requirements, Client will be positioned to take full advantage of the computing and network environment subject to Avrem’s Services, improve the interoperability among computing platforms, encourage hardware acquisitions which remain usable for at least four (4) year life cycles, and better facilitate a working relationship with Avrem. For purposes of this document, “minimum” does not mean marginal. The specifications listed herein are for computers that will be adequate for most users for at least four (4) years.

2. Computer Considerations

  1. Expandability
    Computers should be expandable – both memory (RAM) and device attachment (slot/ports). Operating systems, applications and external devices tend to demand ever-increasing system resources, so expandability is important to ensure that they remain usable during their life cycles. Consider the number of USB2 and USB3 ports available, as well as the video display out port. Adapters may be needed to connect other devices, such as projectors, used most frequently by Client.
  2. Transfer of Information
    Transferring information between devices used by Client can be facilitated by various means, including, but not limited to, USB drives, Bluetooth connections, cloud-based sharing, and physical network set-ups.
  3. Desktop Docking and Display
    Mobile workstations with desktop docking ability may be ideal depending on the needs of Client. In such a case, an inexpensive display might be suitable for the mobile workstations while large, full-color screens and docks are used for Client’s stationary workstations.

Avrem's Minimum Requirements Are As Follows:

3. Sustainability

Models of computers that have at least an EPEAT Silver rating. These computers meet the latest ENERGY STAR specifications and are designed to be easily recycled.

4. Laptop Computer Configurations

Component Minimum Specification Requirement
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 with vPro
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64, Enterprise, or equivalent
Memory 8 GB RAM
Storage 250 GB internal hard drive with 7200 RPM
CD-ROM DVD/CD +/-RW (optional)
Monitor / Display 13" LCD Display
Network Adapter Dual-band 802.11a/g - compliant adapter, Built-in Network connector (RJ-45) 10/100/1000 (or via USB Network Adapter)

5. Desktop Computer Configurations

Component Minimum Specification Requirement
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 with vPro
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64, Enterprise, or equivalent
Memory 8 GB RAM
Storage 250 GB internal hard drive with 7200 RPM
CD-ROM DVD/CD +/-RW (optional)
Monitor / Display 22" LCD Display
Network Adapter Built-in Network connector (RJ-45) 10/100/1000

6. Servers

Servers must be running a valid and legally licensed copy of Windows Server Standard 2016 or better; Server Standard 2019 is preferred and recommended.

7. Backup

External hard drive or available backup capabilities via network connectivity. Client agrees to do additional offsite data backup and must have established documented procedures to backup Protected Data to maintain retrievable exact copies of Protected Data. The plan must include a regular schedule for making backups, storing backups offsite, an inventory of backup media, and the amount of time to restore Protected Data should it be lost. Protected Data shall mean and include all information that is not considered public, or that needs to be protected for any reason.

8. Software

a. Operating System
Operating System Minimum Specification Requirement
Windows Windows 10 Professional requiring 64-bit O/S
macOS macOS 10.11 - 10.13+ (El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, or newer)
Linux RedHat Enterprise Linux 7, CentOS 7 (latest version preferred)
All operating systems should regularly apply the most recent security patches.
b. E-mail
Operating System Minimum Specification Requirement
All UCI Gmail, Office 365 Exchange Online, Webmail, or on-prem Exchange - NO webmail or Gmail
Windows Microsoft Outlook 2016 or newer, Thunderbird
macOS Apple Mail (included with O/S), Outlook 2016 or newer, Thunderbird
c. Productivity Software
Operating System Microsoft's Office Suite - Office 365, Office ProPlus, Office 2016, Office 2019
Windows / macOS
d. Internet Tools
Type Tool
Browser Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Edge (all with the current version security patches)
Terminal Emulation PuTTY, SecureCRT SSH Tectia, dataComet
File Transfers WinSCP, dataComet (Macintosh), sftp (bundled with Linux); the use of standard unencrypted FTP is discouraged
e. File Exchange Format
Type Tool
Text ASCII, MS-Word (.doc/.docx), RTF
Graphics TIFF, GIF, JPEG, PNC image formats
Archives BinHex, Stuffit (Macintosh), ZIP, Auto-extract (PC)

f. Active Directory or Azure Active Directory

Use of an Active Directory or Azure Active Directory is required to be compatible with the services provided by Avrem

9. Anti-Virus

Every device, including workstations and servers, must have a commercial-grade antivirus software or endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions generally acceptable in Avrem’s industry.

10. Encryption

Wireless networks must utilize WPA2 encryption.

11. Additional Requirements as Necessary

Other hardware and software infrastructure generally recognized in Avrem’s industry as standard for the provision of our Services to Client.

11. Additional Requirements as Necessary

These Minimum Requirements are subject to revision at any time Avrem determines a change is necessary. The content of this statement is subject to change as a result of experience, new information, changes in process requirements and the availability of resources. Avrem will inform Client of those changes by whatever means Avrem deems most effective. It is Client’s responsibility to ensure that the use of computing devices conforms to the Minimum Requirements as currently in effect.


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