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.

Services Provided by BIT

Business Analysis

Business Analysis entails identifying agency needs and determining solutions to reduce overall costs and provide more efficient use of resources. Solutions often include a Software Development component, but may also consist of business process improvements or software acquisition. The main purpose of Business Analysis is to ensure the right applications are implemented based on the needs of the agency. This differs from Software Development, which focuses on building the application correctly.

While agency business and process analysis may be considered the responsibility of upper-level agency management, quite often these busy executives lack the time and specific skills to properly address these problems or opportunities for improvement. BIT can play an important role by providing the skills and IT-related resources for the project.

Clients Served

  • Executive Branch
  • Constitutional and Elected Offices

What We Provide

  • BIT personnel with the requisite skills.
  • Complete project assessment and analysis.
  • System analysts to perform a detailed analysis of the system requirements.
  • Analysts to work with agency staff when creating RFP's, evaluating RFP responses, developing contracts, working with consultants and much more depending on the type of project.

Client Responsibility

  • Provide information about agency processes, data and problems.
  • Sponsor projects to ensure the project receives agency support.
  • Devote time to working with analysts to determine the application requirements, provide feedback to analysts when needed, and to assist in implementing the application.

Major Investment Costs

  • Agency commitment and staff resources.
  • BIT costs to analyze solutions and sustain project management teams.
  • Building institutional knowledge. Development analysts spend a great deal of time working with their assigned agency to develop a wealth of institutional knowledge about the agency business functions.

Cost-Saving Tips

  • Perform a business analysis prior to system development.
  • Define the project scope before the project begins.