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


Database Services provide state users the ability to store and retrieve information. BIT strives to ensure availability, security and reliability of information stored in the databases it manages. 

BIT offers the following database service options:

  • Microsoft SQL Server (Client/Server base)
  • ADABAS (IBM mainframe)
  • Oracle (Only provided when required by applications not developed by BIT)

Clients Served

  • Executive, and Judicial Branches
  • Constitutional and Elected Offices

What We Provide

  • Server maintenance.
  • Data storage.
  • Backup/Restoration.
  • Data Structure design assistance.
  • Query design/tuning assistance.
  • Performance monitoring/tuning services.
  • Natural programming language facilities and assistance.

Client Responsibility

  • Report issues/problems in a timely manner.
  • Maintain BIT database storage requirements.

Major Investment Costs

  • Hardware to host the servers.
  • Storage to store the information.
  • Upgrade costs.