Evaluation Teams

The University's IT Roundtable is charged with overseeing the annual desktop standards and supported desktop product processes and deciding what hardware and software products are included in the University's supported products suite. Based on input from the Penn IT community at-large and IT Roundtable's decisions regarding information technology strategy, evaluation teams are formed to evaluate products and make recommendations. In turn, IT Roundtable use these recommendations to maintain the supported products and desktop standards.

Evaluation team members are volunteers from the IT community and are often representative of the many different IT organizations at Penn. Participation is solicited by open invitation, targeted invitations, or both.  

For more information on the University's process for determining standards and support products, please see the Standards and Support Desktop Products Process article.

Current Evaluations

Past Evaluations



  • Managed Desktops
  • Firewall


  • Mobile Device Management (MDM)
  • Server/Storage Monitoring
  • Web Browser


  • No evaluations conducted


  • Disk Imaging
  • Soft Phone
  • Tablet Usage
  • Thin Client/Desktop Virtualization


  • Remote Desktop Assistance
  • Web Conferencing Tools
  • Thin Client/Desktop Virtualization


  • Client-centric Cloud Computing
  • Green IT
  • Instant Messaging Client
  • Password Manager
  • Symantec Anti-Virus Clients