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.  

Does the Provance ITSM CMDB also include Cloud Services information?

  The simple answer is yes, of course. A CMDB is a fundamental component in the ITIL standard. The tricky part is what is a CMDB? A configuration management database (CMDB) is a repository that acts as a data warehouse for IT organizations. It contains a collection of IT assets/resources ...Read More »

Get to Know the Provance ITSM Automation Capabilities: Change Management Process with TFS/VSTS Integration

  This is the third blog post in our Get to Know the Provance ITSM Automation Capabilities, where I’ll be discussing how I can include my development team in my change request without switching between applications or emailing back and forth. Before reading this post, it’s probably best if you ...Read More »

Get to Know the Provance ITSM Automation Capabilities: Setting up Incidents from OMS to Provance ITSM

  This is the second blog post in the Get to Know the Provance ITSM Automation Capabilities blog series. In the first post, System Center Operations Manager Originating Change Management Process, I outlined the steps to go through after an event comes through the SCOM connector that requires a change. ...Read More »

A Deeper Dive Into SLA Management: The Why and How for Status Changes

  For a Managed Service Provider (MSP), a Service Level Agreement (SLA) is a contract between them and their customer, ensuring both have an agreed upon understanding about scope, responsibility, response and resolution times, as well as costs associated for breaches. Whether you're a MSP or an internal service provider, ...Read More »

A Deeper Dive Into Service Level Management: Monitoring Service Health

  Paramount to delivering great customer service is monitoring the health of IT by services. The Provance ITSM Service Health dashboard lets you not only monitor incidents, requests, changes, events and problems by a service but it lets you compare your service performance against pre-set baselines ensuring you are always ...Read More »
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