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


Conferencing is the general use of equipment to provide voice, video, or web communication over distances, specifically by connecting over a wired or wireless network.  Conferencing enables individuals and groups to collaborate from remote locations.

Clients Served

  • Executive and Judicial Branches
  • Constitutional and Elected Offices
  • Higher Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Local government

What We Provide

Client Responsibility

  • Assign an agency point of contact for technical issues.
  • Properly utilize the telephone conferencing system. Ports are limited and overbooking limits access to others.
  • Request DDN Video content from the catalog as required.

Major Investment Costs

Cost-Saving Tips

  • Using the State Audio Conferencing System and Skype for Business can greatly reduce expense. 
  • For conferences under 66 minutes, it is less expensive to use the audio conferencing option with the Skype for Business provider (Intercall). Over 66 minutes the $2.00/port flat rate of the state conferencing system will be more economical.
  • DDN video conferencing for meetings, skills development and other needs can significantly reduce travel-related expenses.


  • Intercall audio bridge is $.0299/minute per participant.
  • Switchboard audio bridge is a flat $2.00/port.
  • View Voice Networking rates.