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.


Certificate Management

Web applications often require an added level of security for transporting sensitive data over untrusted networks. This layer of security is achieved through the use of a digital certificate. This certificate securely verifies the identity of the information provided and protects communications from unauthorized individuals. These certificates, commonly referred to as “SSL certificates”, short for Secured Sockets Layer, are generally licensed from an official certificate provider. SSL use is easily identified by the use of “https://” in an Internet address.

Clients Served
  • Executive and Judicial Branches

What We Provide
  • Payment for certificates.
  • Management of certificates, including adding certificates as needed.
  • Activation of certificates and installation on web systems.

Client Responsibility
  • Alert BIT of sensitive data being transported external to our private network needing a certificate to be accessed.
  • Notification when certificate is no longer needed which allows BIT to repurpose the certificate.

Major Investment Costs
  • Purchase of certificates
  • Installation costs

Cost-Saving Tips
  • Certificates for vendor-purchased applications can be provided by the vendor.