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 Telecommunications is responsible for providing voice, video, and data communications for the State of South Dakota.

  • 9,800 personal computers.
  • 2,820 peripherals.
  • 8,135 user accounts.
  • 1,000+ software applications.
  • 240 towns with state agencies.
  • Over 2,194 components available within the Parts Center.
  • 22,000 service calls are conducted on an annual basis.
  • Over 2,816 digital communications lines.
  • 950 network points of presence through network electronics, computing platforms and the like.
  • One 500,000 terabytes traverse state networks each year.
  • Over 4,000 cell phones and cellular data cards for state government.
  • Over 40,000 K-12 student and teacher email accounts.
  • Over 49,000 web based K-12 classroom sections.
  • Support to South Dakota Virtual High School and the Northern State University Center for e-Learning.
  • 18,445 phone lines and 5,877 voicemail boxes.
  • State Telephone Switchboard and Conference Bridge with over 400 voice conferences per month.
  • 275 Dakota Digital Network or DDN Video Sites including the State Capitol Complex, State Universities, Technical Schools, K-12 Schools.
  • Over 20,000 mobile and portable two-way radios for state government and local public safety organizations using a common interoperable State Radio System with 54 towers.