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.

Dakota Digital Network

About the DDN and its video network

The Digital Dakota Network or DDN is a statewide interactive video communications system using compressed digital technology to provide a "meeting pipeline" across the State of South Dakota and the global community.

This video component connects the Executive and Judicial branches of state government, the Board of Regents, private universities, the four public technical schools, municipal governments and the K-12 community. Video sites or studios are located in government facilities, public and private universities, technical education institutions and high schools.

Any business, school, organization, agency or individual may use the DDN video system for instruction, training, meetings and presentation purposes.

The DDN also provides services to the K-12 community through a collaborative effort between the Department of Education, Dakota State University and BIT. These services include: application delivery, email, web hosting, online courses, security, onsite support, network management, training and much more.