STANDARDS BIT has established standard practices for development, processing and services
  • Rules and regulations are essential to any well managed organization. Standards are valuable to our clients because of the cost savings, faster support and reliable technology infrastructure. They serve to establish uniform practices and common techniques used as guidelines to measure performance.

    For example, with one standard email system, a small number of administrators can maintain a system supporting all of state government. If the state had two email systems, the number of administrators and support staff would double with no corresponding benefit in functionality. The same principle applies to system designs, writing programs and setting up operations in a data processing center. All of which require certain individual skills, standard policies, procedures and equipment.

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  • Vendors who are actively pursuing IT business opportunities with the State of South Dakota must also comply with the Information Technology Security Policy. For security purposes, this content is not for public consumption, however a modified version is available for you here.
FINANCE BIT Finance Office
BIT Rates and Information
  • Development >
    Analysis, design, programming, implementation and maintenance of the state’s information systems.
  • Data Center >
    Provides enterprise computer processing services for state government agencies, higher education, constitutional offices and the Unified Judicial System (UJS)..
  • Telecommunications >
    Provides all support for hardware/software, Active Directory accounts required for access to network, telephone access, videoconferencing, and more.


Directory Services

Directory Services is the software system that stores, organizes and provides access to information in a directory. The directory services that BIT leverages for this description is Microsoft Active Directory. Although this directory primarily holds user ID, password and group membership for data access privileges, it is also a security and configuration management cornerstone for a number of applications that consume the service. Network access, email, network storage repositories, database access, and numerous other applications are directly connected to this service.

Clients Served
  • Executive and Judicial Branches
  • Public Higher Education
  • Public K-12 Education

What We Provide
  • Lightweight Directory Access protocol (LDAP)
    • A directory in this sense is an organized set of records: for example, a telephone directory is an alphabetical list of persons and organizations with, in each "record", address and phone number.
  • Manage a growing number of users, roles and devices.
  • Centralize the storage and management of user information.
  • Information security and single sign-on for user access to networked based resources.

Client Responsibility
  • Do not share passwords.
  • Timely notification to BIT when staff are no longer employed by the State of South Dakota.

Major Investment Costs
  • Server Hardware
  • Server Software
  • Network connectivity hardware

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