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STANDARDS BIT has established standard practices for development, processing and services
why?
  • 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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important!
  • 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.
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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.

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Wiring Standards

Major advances in telecommunications technologies have taken place in the past two decades and those advances have resulted in unprecedented acceptance of networking by the client community. That acceptance has meant:

  • More demand for network services and the associated network connection equipment.
  • Upward pressure on network speeds.
  • Demand for better and friendlier user station connections.
  • Changing requirements for connection mediums.

The most basic of networking elements, wiring, has had to keep pace with the networking advances and changes. The days of the old twisted copper pairs with their attendant technologies, installation procedures and physical layouts have given way to advanced wiring techniques, facilities, planning, processes and indeed, more specialized types of cable. Modern networking success or failure rests on access to the right type of wiring.

The State of South Dakota has, in most locations, been able to stay current with wiring technologies. At some point there will be a need for some expensive and time consuming wiring upgrades, wiring fixes, testing and other major wiring revisions.

BIT Wiring Standards