Desktop productivity software will be composed of products specified in the Desktop Application Suite Components document (Appendix A).
Desktop - A metaphor used to describe a graphical user interface that portrays an electronic file system. Such a desktop consists of icons that show cabinets, files, folders, and documents. Typically, the applications most commonly used on a computer are bundled and marketed as suites. Desktop application suites generally include:
A single, standardized suite of desktop technologies will be used across the enterprise for groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation design, desktop publishing, desktop database support, and web browsing.
This standard applies to all executive branch state agencies including the University Systems Office but excluding other higher education institutions, i.e. campuses and agricultural and research centers.
North Dakota's CIO/CTO directs that IT Policy be created to establish statewide information technology policies and standards as defined within ND Century Code (Chapter 54-59-09).
Non-compliance with this standard shall be reported to the Office of the State Auditor.
Revision Number: 2
Revision Date: 2006-05-14
Effective Date: 2004-12-08
Last Reviewed: 2020-03-5