In case if your laptop does not meet the minimum requirements, the laptop will NOT be allowed to be connected to the ISB campus network.
As a former techie i find this line very amusing. You typically write in such strong words if you figure the device (in this case the laptop) would be a security threat. This means the device probably runs a vulnerable OS, lacks anti-virus or worse runs pirated software.
How does having a sub-standard CONFIGURATION disqualify a laptop from connecting to a network . If the configuration is sub-standard, the poor sod will pay by not being able to run memory/CPU/storage intensive apps.
Makes me wonder what MBA's, who probably will be using the Office Suite, do with all that firepower :-). Folks at ISB, any pointers? MATLAB, Mathworks ???