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.
  • 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.


Standards List: User Hardware
Apple Tablet - Mini - WiFi Only Minimum Specifications:
  • System is compatible with all additional hardware and software standards.
  • System unit must have an A12X Bionic 64-bit chipset with an embedded M12 coprocessor.
  • System unit must have iOS 12.
  • System unit must have a LED-backlit display at 2048 x 1536 resolution.
  • System unit must not exceed the dimensions of 8" x 5.5" x .25".
  • System unit must not exceed .75 pounds.
  • System unit must have at least 1 8MP 1080p HD camera.
  • System unit must have integrated 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless networking.
  • System unit must have Bluetooth 5.0 technology.
  • System unit must have an internal re-chargeable battery with up to 10 hours of battery life.
  • System unit must have an integrated sound card, microphone, and speakers.
  • System unit must have an ambient light sensor.
  • System unit must have an internal accelerometer.
  • System unit must have an internal gyroscope.
  • System unit must have a minimum warranty period of three (3) years parts and labor.
  • System unit must include a power supply for charging the battery.
Desirable Specifications:
  • Manufacturer has toll free Tech Support, Internet access, and E-mail support.

Last Updated: 04/03/2019
Last Reviewed: 04/03/2019