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.

About BIT


The Division of Development is responsible for providing application development services to all executive branch agencies and constitutional offices.

The application development services include:

  • Providing business analysis
  • Application design
  • Application development
  • Testing
  • Implementation
  • Enhancements and support of information systems

These services are provided on a variety of platforms, including web-based, desktop, mainframe, and AS400. Development also supports a number of vendor applications that our client agencies have licensed.

Development provides the following services and benefits to state agencies:

  • Conducts Business Analysis to ensure the right applications are implemented based on the needs of the agency.
  • Deliver client-oriented, centrally managed business applications to enable state agencies to accomplish their mission and goals.
  • Maintain and support applications.
  • Website Development
  • Enhance functionality to respond to changing needs.
  • Research and evaluate new technologies while assisting agencies with their strategic IT needs.
  • Act as an agency's contact to vendor technical staff and IT consultants to facilitate issues or concerns.