The Information Technology Department (ITD) provides technology leadership for state government and the people of North Dakota. ITD exists solely to help state agencies discover, assess, and implement information technologies. ITD develops, implements, operates and supports software solutions that meet our customers' need. ITD also provides server computing, local and wide area network support, voice and data technologies, video conferencing, and other emerging technologies. The following overview describes the services ITD considers valuable to our customers. We hope you’ll find this helpful in assessing the value of our services.
ITD knows the business of North Dakota State government and understands inter-agency relationships. We've been servicing State agencies since 1968. Upon request, we'll provide references offering honest referrals about our services.
Our customer relationships are long-term partnerships
ITD helps agencies discover best fit solutions for their agency at affordable rates. ITD charges only to recover costs – we retain no profit with our low rates. Our staff is trained in many new and existing technologies, so we can readily assess customer requirements and provide solutions that best fit an agency’s needs. ITD implements and supports IT solutions on modern hardware in modern facilities, using operating systems and software no older than current version minus 1.
Whenever it's necessary to extend our capabilities, we augment our current staff with outside vendors to meet demands.
ITD develops applications within the processes of a structured systems development methodology. This includes functional testing and all applications are tested for usability and performance (load tested). ITD Meets State & Federal Audit Compliance. Our infrastructure and operation processes are reviewed by and meet state and federal audit requirements. ITD Supports State Enterprise Architecture Standards, and our software and infrastructure meet North Dakota Enterprise Architecture standards.
We build compliance into our service offerings which relieves the customer of State standard compliance concerns.
ITD employees submit to an FBI background check and are bound by the same confidentiality requirements as agency staff. ITD's staff is cross-trained to provide continuous backup. We provide dedicated architects to design effective, top-notch infrastructure for security, system hosting, software development, and telecommunications. Our staff applies formal project management practices to all projects.
ITD strives to retain innovative, talented, and dedicated staff. ITD's staff is tenured with an average of 13 years of service.
ITD offers several levels of customer support, including 24 x 7 support for applications and infrastructure.
Customer Service Surveys indicate 99% of customers are very satisfied with our support.
ITD's infrastructure and support structure are designed to meet varied needs. ITD designs and builds applications that can operate in a redundant environment. If one server fails, another server picks up the workload with little or no down time.
We can design and host any size application.
ITD has the tools and resources required to monitor software applications and computer system infrastructure to assure adequate performance and up-time. Applications can be monitored on a 24 x 7 basis. If a disaster occurs in our Computer Systems area or Statewide Network, customer applications can be running within hours.
ITD's standard practice is to keep all data, applications, and systems backed up in a secure location to meet customer expectations.
By investing in the infrastructure and training required to prevent malicious activity within our IT environment, ITD has dedicated staff to assure that customer data and applications are secure.
We use source code control software to provide sound source code management.