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NDUS Definition of Information Technology and the Approval Process

Are you aware that there is a SBHE Policy and an NDUS Procedure that defines information technology (IT) and a procedure to follow for gaining approval to purchase IT systems and services? SBHE Policy 1901.3 and NDUS Procedure 1901.3 define the criteria that must be followed.

NDUS System Information Technology Services (SITS) and all NDUS institutions are to follow Procedure 1901.3 to gain approval from the NDUS CIO prior to making specific IT purchases. SITS has been delegated authority to ensure SITS and NDUS institutions follow the procedure and to report to the Legislative IT Committee those projects that are classified as “large projects” as defined in North Dakota Century Code.

The NDUS definition of information technology includes, but is not limited to: hardware, software, services, and supporting infrastructure to manage and deliver information using voice, data, and video.

NDUS Procedure 1901.3 spells out the IT systems and services of specific types, dollar amounts, and/or of specific interest within the NDUS Strategic Architecture that require the NDUS CIO’s approval. If in doubt, request approval.

For additional information and the process for submitting a request for approval, see SBHE Policy 1901.3 and NDUS Procedure 1901.3. More information can be found on the NDUS website under the Policy & Procedures section.

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