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.  

ITIL, MOF and ITSM

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), as created by the U.K. government has been adopted as the global de facto standard in IT service management (ITSM). ITSM is a philosophy of IT management that outlines key activities and goals for IT to evolve from systems-centric to services-centric IT processes. ITIL is vendor and solution agnostic, ...Read More »

Provance at Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2011

Once again this year Provance is proud to be a Bronze sponsor of the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas, March 21-25th! Be sure to pop by the Provance booth (232)  for a product demonstration. See http://bit.ly/hUMhJ7 for updated details on the sessions. We look forward to seeing you there! About MMS 2011: Microsoft ...Read More »

Top 5 Ways that IT Asset Management (ITAM) Saves You Money

With IT budgets still tight, organizations continue to be under pressure to reduce operational costs. Many organizations have some IT asset management (ITAM) procedures in place; however there are significant gains that can be realized from a comprehensive program to improve asset management and lower costs. Effective management of your ...Read More »

Software Asset Management - Beyond the Spreadsheet

Software in use must match the quantity and conditions of the license; otherwise, additional licenses are required to avoid a penalty or fine; however, how do you know exactly what software is in use? How do you keep track of multiple versions of software, with a range of licenses, ...Read More »

The Post Software Audit

Vendor software audits can be a source of significant relationship friction. With many organizations seeing more than one audit per year, it is important to plan and prepare for future audits. Previous audits may have uncovered process issues, such as gaps in data collection that may need to be addressed ...Read More »
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