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.  

Tools or Toys? Bar Code Options for Modern IT Asset Management

 Think about it. Does the checkout clerk pull out an iPhone to tally up your purchases? Does the UPC guy track your parcel with his Blackberry? When you board a plane, does the security guard use a Nexus to check your boarding pass?Of course not.That’s because these important business functions ...Read More »

Two Dangerous SAM Practices That Could Cost You Millions

 When it’s time to renew a license agreement, true up with a software publisher, or respond to a compliance audit, it's critical to accurately determine your license position. Too many licenses and you pay too much. Not enough licenses and you’ll pay a fine.There are two dangerous SAM (software ...Read More »

A System Center Jedi You May Be, But an ITAM Padawan Only You Are (Yes, hmmm)

Growing up a fan of works by the likes of Tolkien and Douglas Adams, I’ll admit I've gotten a big kick out of Provance’s participation at System Center Universe 2014 (SCU 2014) — what with Carl’s superstar turn as a quasi-T2 and of course the ongoing Jedi contest.It’s the ...Read More »

One time is a fluke; twice, is a coincidence; thrice, is confirmation …

My apologies in advance to any and all Ian Fleming fans should the title of this post not please you. But the quote (well at least the variation of it that is used in the media) seemed very apropos in relation to the latest Provance releases within 72 hours after ...Read More »

The Provance ITAM University Road Show

Provance is taking our show on the road where we’ll be sponsoring and participating in the biggest events surrounding Microsoft System Center and the disciplines of IT Service Management and IT Asset Management. If you plan to be at any or all of these events put aside some time ...Read More »
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