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
Cellular Tablet Minimum Specifications:
  • System is compatible with all additional hardware and software standards.
  • System unit must have a minimum of an Intel i5-10310U processor.
  • System unit must be configured with 8GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM memory.
  • System is compatible with Windows 10 Enterprise.
  • System unit must have a minimum of 256GB flash memory storage.
  • System unit must have integrated video capable of displaying 16 million colors at 1920 x 1280 resolution.
  • System unit must have a minimum 12.3" Gorilla Glass 4 LED-backlit display with touch capabilities.
  • System unit must not exceed the dimensions of 12" x 9.5" x .50".
  • System unit must not exceed 3 pounds with keyboard cover.
  • System unit must have 1 front-facing 5MP and 1 rear-facing 8MP camera.
  • System unit must have 1 IR camera for Windows Hello compatibility.
  • System unit must have integrated 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networking.
  • System unit must have Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy technology.
  • System unit must have 4G LTE cellular connectivity.
  • System unit must have a USB-C port.
  • System unit must have an internal re-chargeable battery with up to 10 hours of battery life.
  • System unit must have a multiple position kickstand.
  • System unit must have an integrated sound card, microphone, and speakers.
  • 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.
  • System unit must ship with a backlit keyboard/cover.
  • System unit must be FCC Class B certified and UL approved.
  • System unit must have EPEAT bronze level certification or better
Desirable Specifications:
  • Manufacturer has toll free Tech Support, Internet access, and E-mail support.
  • System unit has a full-size USB 3.0 port.
  • System unit has a microSD card reader.

Last Updated: 07/15/2020
Last Reviewed: 07/15/2020