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 »

Get to Know the Provance ITSM Automation Capabilities: Operations Manager Originating Change Management Process

  Implementing automations within your ITSM process can not only reduce your workload and expenses by letting Provance ITSM fulfill repetitive and frequent tasks, it can also ensure that automated processes execute the tasks accurately—the same way every time—garnering qualified data that can be used to improve service delivery. Automations ...Read More »

A Deeper Dive Into SLA Management: All About OLAs and Underpinning Contracts

  Operations Level Agreements (OLA) help to ensure that IT support staff are meeting the service level expectations of other support staff, management and colleagues in other departments. OLAs are the very foundation by which common agreement is obtained and good IT service practices are enforced. The external equivalent of ...Read More »
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