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.

Services Provided by BIT

Clients Servied

BIT provides support and technology services in various capacities to the executive, judicial, and constitutional branches of state government, the K-12 and post secondary education communities, as well as tribal and local governments and ultimately the citizens of South Dakota.

State Government

  • Executive Branch
    • 9,800 personal computers
    • 2,500 databases
    • 850 applications
    • 300 locations
    • 18 agencies and bureaus
    • 8 elected offices
    • Several boards and commissions
  • Judicial Branch
    • 525 judicial staff
    • 64 courthouses
  • Public Safety
    • 54 radio towers
    • 17,000 radios
    • 98 percent mobile coverage


  • K-12
    • 123,000 students
    • 9,100 teachers
    • 152 school districts
    • 46,000 accounts
    • 7,600 distance learning conferences
    • 6,000 e-learning conferences
  • Post Secondary
    • 40,000 students
    • 2,100 faculty
    • 3,600 distance learning conferences


  • City and County
    • 66 counties
    • 64 courthouses
    • 14 cities
  • Public
    • 814,180 citizens (2010 Census)
    • 1,500 forms and processes