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     1-33-42.   Definitions. Terms used in §§ 1-33-37 to 1-33-61, inclusive, unless the context otherwise plainly requires, mean:
             (1)      "Data processing," any automated collection, storage, manipulation, and retrieval of data including: central processing units for micro, mini, and mainframe computers; any related peripheral equipment such as, but not limited to, terminals, document scanners, word processors, intelligent copiers, disk units, tape units, controllers, plotters, offline memory storage, printer devices, and data transmission equipment; and any software such as, but not limited to, operating systems, teleprocessing monitors, data base monitors, library and maintenance routines, and application programs.
             (2)      "Office systems technology," office equipment such as typewriters, duplicating, photocopy, and paper handling machines or equipment, micrographic equipment, and printing equipment and services.
             (3)      "Services," the providing of consultant assistance for any aspect of information technology, to include data processing, office system technology, and telecommunication systems and networks.
             (4)      "Telecommunications," any transmission, emission, or reception of signals of any kind containing communications of any nature, by wire, radio, optical, or other electromagnetic means, including all facilities, equipment, supplies, and services for transmission, emission, or reception. Telecommunications does not include data processing services provided or authorized by the Bureau of Administration or Federal Communication Commission licensed facilities under the control of the South Dakota Board of Educational Telecommunications.

Source: SL 1983, ch 4, § 1; SL 1990, ch 446; SDCL, § 1-14-12.10.


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