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.
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    Analysis, design, programming, implementation and maintenance of the state’s information systems.
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    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.


Standards List: Adaptive Technology

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The Department of Human Services has made a Statement of Assurance to provide comparable access for individuals with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA, which makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability, employers must reasonably accommodate the disabilities of qualified applicants or employees, unless undue hardship would result.

  • BIT will set standards for assistive devices
  • Telecommunications will set standards for the support of devices.
  • Bureau of Personnel will set standards for training employees with disabilities in the use of standard devices.

This technology will be applied to individual computers as new technology. This technology will be available to all employees requiring assistive technology.

Kensington Expert Mouse Pro
Designed for PCs and Macs®, the Expert Mouse® employs Kensington’s DiamondEye optical technology for smooth, precise cursor movement. Surrounding the ball is implementation of Scroll Rings® that puts scrolling right at the user’s fingertips. The Expert Mouse® comes with a soft wrist rest.

  • Diamond Eye Optical tracking for superior accuracy
  • Award-winning Scroll Ring® for precise fingertip scrolling
  • Exceptional comfort for ultimate productivity
  • Large ball for maximum precision and control
  • Detachable wrist rest cradles hand in comfort
  • Compatible with Windows Vista/7/8.x and Mac OS X
System Requirements:
  • PC running Windows Vista or later with an available USB or PS/2 port
  • Mac® running OS X or later with an available USB Port
  • Internet connections or CD ROM drives to install the software
  • Weight .75 lb.
  • Product height is measured to the top of the ball. Housing height is 5.75” L x 2.5” H x 5.0” W
  • Cord length 6 feet
  • Circumference is 55 mm
  • Expert Mouse® is backed by the Kensington 5 Year Warranty and free technical support.

Last Updated: 08/12/2011
Last Reviewed: 07/30/2020