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July 2012

ITD Rate Changes

Effective April 1, 2012 ITD’s Data Processing bills will reflect the decreases noted below for network services. 

Effective April 1, 2012 ITD’s Data Processing bills will reflect the decreases noted below for network services. These decreases are in line with the budget rates for 2013-2015. 

Bill Code Description New Rate Old Rate
505
505
505
510
511
520
521
Broadband Premium Add-on
Broadband Basic Add-on
Broadband Residential Add-on
WAN Access (ETS-5)
WAN Access (Political Sub ETS-5)
Metro Area Network Access (Fiber)
Metro Area Network Access (Political Sub Fiber)
$175.00/port
$90.00/port
$45.00/port
$765.00/port
$1095.00/port
14% decrease
5% decrease
$230.00/port
$100.00/port
$50.00/port
$890.00/port
$1150.00/port
Varies
Varies

 

Also effective April 1, 2012 ITD’s Data Processing bills will reflect the decreases noted below. These decreases are TEMPORARY and will run through June 2012. These temporary rate decreases have been implemented in response to lower than anticipated capital costs over the last fiscal year.  Agencies should be sure to use the budget rates recently published on ITD’s website when budgeting for these services in the 2013-15 biennium.

Bill Code Description Temporary Rate Old Rate
570
575
881
882
883
888
891
892
893
Technology Fee
Technology Fee - Gigabit
Disk Storage - Premium (on demand)
Disk Storage - Basic (on demand)
Disk Storage - File Share (on demand)
TSM Disk Backup
Disk Storage - Premium (dedicated)
Disk Storage - Basic (dedicated)
Disk Storage - File Share (dedicated)
$24.00/FTE
$27.50/FTE
$0.30/GB
$0.20/GB
$0.15/GB
$0.05/GB
$175.00/TB
$150.00/TB
$120.00/TB
$49.00/FTE
$52.50/FTE
$1.250/GB
$0.80/GB
$0.65/GB
$0.15/GB
$700.00/TB
$600.00/TB
$470.00/TB

Additional Information

ITD's Service Rates

Please contact Greg Hoffman at 328-4006 or Dan Sipes at 328-4317 if you have any questions.

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Adobe Reader Extension Licensing

The State of North Dakota has recently purchased Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extension Licensing. 

The State of North Dakota has recently purchased Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extension Licensing. This software allows state and government entities to enable functionality that allows customers to save PDF forms they complete by using Adobe Reader, without a limit on the number of forms or users.

This functionality can be enabled using Adobe Acrobat X Standard and Adobe Acrobat Professional (version 7 and above). This feature is activated by selecting “File” and “Save As”.

Please contact ITD Records Management at (701) 328-3585 with any questions.

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ITD’s New North Side Office

As most of you know, ITD acquired part of the old Home Depot building which is currently being converted to office space. By July 2012, ITD plans on adding "ITD North" as a new off-site location.

As most of you know, ITD acquired part of the old Home Depot building which is currently being converted to office space. By July 2012, ITD plans on adding "ITD North" as a new off-site location.

ITD North will include:

Teams  

  • DHS Eligibility Project Team
  • Tasmanian Devils Team
  • Wizards Team

Conference Rooms

  • Two conference rooms will comfortably seat 12 people around the table
  • One larger conference room will seat 18 comfortably 

Training Room

  •  One training room large enough for 60 people
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ITD's Inventory Schedule

The Information Technology Department’s (ITD) physical inventory schedule begins Thursday, May 24, 2012 and continues until the end of July.

Samantha Huggett
Samantha Huggett


Jamie Broeckel


Greg Hoffman


Lynette Bosch

The Information Technology Department’s (ITD) physical inventory schedule begins Thursday, May 24, 2012 and continues until the end of July.

Samantha Huggett
Samantha Huggett


Jamie Broeckel


Greg Hoffman


Lynette Bosch

Four ITD employees; Samantha Huggett, Jamie Broeckel, Greg Hoffman, and Lynette Bosch will travel statewide to various facilities that house ITD's equipment. This inventory team will inspect equipment serial numbers and asset tags which may also require your assistance to access wiring closets or other areas. They will also be carrying credentials identifying them as ITD employees. Please inform members of your agency to anticipate the arrival of these individuals.

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Android 4.x Device VPN Access

Authorized agency VPN users can now use the Android 4.0 and above devices, along with Juniper SSL VPN to securely connect to the State network.

Authorized agency VPN users can now use the Android 4.0 and above devices, along with Juniper SSL VPN to securely connect to the State network. The device must have Junos Pulse (a free Android application) installed to enable this functionality.  By default, all authorized agency VPN users can utilize this functionality.  At the discretion of each agency, all mobile device functionality can only be disabled agency-wide, and not on an individual user basis or type of device.   

Additional Information

The specific URL used to connect with these devices is http://vpn.nd.gov/mode1/ipad.

Supported mobile devices include: Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android 4.x (all require Junos Pulse).

Other mobile devices are not supported at this time.

Any other questions, please contact the Service Desk.

 

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Large Project Oversight Report

ITD has published its Large Project Oversight Report for the 1st quarter of 2012.

ITD has published its Large Project Oversight Report for the 1st quarter of 2012. It was sent, along with a Cover Letter, to the Legislative IT Committee and Legislative Council.

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WebSphere 8.0 Upgrade Update

As part of the WebSphere 8.0 migration, ITD is changing the domain name of the application servers. The WebSphere 8 environment uses HTTPS exclusively, ITD's current environment hosts both HTTP and HTTPS. 

As part of the WebSphere 8.0 migration, ITD is changing the domain name of the application servers. The WebSphere 8 environment uses HTTPS exclusively, ITD's current environment hosts both HTTP and HTTPS.  Since there isn't a need to differentiate between secure and non-secure applications, ITD is taking this opportunity to drop ‘secure’ or ‘web’ from the domain name. ITD recommends that bookmarks and any other references to the old domains be updated to the new links.

Links

New: https://intranetapps.nd.gov

  • Current: "https://secure.intranetapps.nd.gov"
  • Current: "http://web.intranetapps.nd.gov"

New: https://apps.nd.gov

  • Current: "https://secure.apps.state.nd.us"
  • Current: "http://web.apps.state.nd.us"
  • Current: "https://secure.apps.nd.gov"

Additional Information

  • ITD will be redirecting traffic from the old domains; current links will continue to work for approximately two years.
  • Update any references to your application on your website or in documents, publications, advertising, etc. to use the new links.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Service Desk.

 

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