The Provance Blog

The Provance Blog will provide you with expert advice, insights and opinions in regard to IT Service Management, Microsoft, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft System Center.  

Provance Presenting at TechDays Toronto Oct 26

Special thanks to everyone that voted for Provance for Tech•DaysCanada 2011! Provance was elected to present at all three Canadian stops for Tech•Days, which will start with Toronto on Oct. 25th-26th at the Toronto Congress Centre - North Building. Session Details: MGT378 – SAM and IT Asset Management using Microsoft System ...Read More »

Provance Recognized for Innovation and Microsoft Integration in Latest Gartner MarketScope

In the new MarketScope for the IT Asset Management Repository published earlier this month, Gartner Research evaluated 13 ITAM solutions targeted at midsize and large enterprises. Provance was rated overall as “Promising,” receiving recognition from Gartner for strong integration with Microsoft System Center and ability for rapid innovation. The lack ...Read More »

The Cost of Excess IT Inventory

Inventory carrying costs can be significant. Without significant volume purchase economies, costs can quickly mount. As this applies to IT assets, certain items will always be required to be in inventory based on long lead times, or as a critical component. Other IT assets however are not as prone to supply disruptions ...Read More »

Provance at IAITAM ACE 2011

If you are planning to attend the International Association of IT Asset Managers Annual Conference and Exhibition (IAITAM ACE) on October 12-14, 2011 at Aria in Las Vegas, be sure to stop by the Expo and introduce yourself! Expo Hours: Wednesday, Oct 12th 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Thursday, Oct 13th 12:15 pm to ...Read More »

Negotiating Leverage in Software Audits

Given the increasing frequency of software license audits, it's just a matter of time before you are contacted by one or more vendors. You need to be as prepared as possible for the inevitable software audit, and minimize the potential risk  of non-compliance. There is a significant power dichotomy between software vendors and the ...Read More »
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