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Provision

Used in accounting as a charge for an estimated expense or loss.

provision

the sums charged in DOUBLE ENTRY ACCOUNTS against a firm's PROFITS in anticipation of costs which are likely to arise in the future. The most common general provision made by firms is the provision for DOUBTFUL DEBTS which is established in anticipation of some customers not paying what they owe. In addition, a firm may make a specific provision against, say, a damages claim which is presently not yet settled. Provisions are aimed at trying to ensure that profits are not overstated by making sure that all a firm's costs are charged, even those whose precise amount is not yet certain. See REVALUATION PROVISION, DEFERRED TAX.
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Emphasis differs in utility computing between the enterprise and SMB Enterprise SMB * Traditional definition of * Simplified utility computing model utility computing as a pay-per- that works in non-enterprise use computing model environments * Emphasis on automatic * SPs may use automatic provisioning provisioning to handle large and other enterprise utility amounts of data computing requirements, but * Uses grid computing and SOA as emphasis is on managing network foundational architectures for clients with small IT staffs.
One of the key enablers of the growth and ongoing scalability of Megaport's AWS Direct Connect Service is its automatic provisioning via its Web-based platform.
In addition to shared hosts, Hosting Controller offers a full solution suite for hosted Enterprise Applications creating a shared multi-tenant environment for automatic provisioning of Microsoft Exchange, BlackBerry, SharePoint, OCS and Dynamics CRM.
Ericom Software, a leading global provider of application access and virtualization solutions today announced Ericom AccessCloud - a new initiative aimed at facilitating the adoption of Cloud-hosted services, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Multi-tenancy, and billing and automatic provisioning solutions, by ISVs and cloud-hosting companies.
That's because virtualization is an underlying technology for lots of other good things, including storage resource management (SRM), automatic provisioning, and volume management services.
Vision EMS takes advantage of the Nakina platform to provide automatic provisioning and commissioning of Accedian products, advanced fault, inventory and security applications that tie in with provisioning, as well as backup and upgrade features that help to further automate ongoing service management.
The recent release of HC control panel offers comprehensive support for Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP1 Hosting Switch in a shared multi-tenant environment that includes automatic provisioning of new accounts.
LONDON, February 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford Computer Group (OCG) and Omada, partners and leading Microsoft Solution Providers for Identity and Access Management and Advanced Role Based Access Control, today announced that King's College London, one of the top 25 universities in the world, the fourth oldest in England and a member of the prestigious Russell Group, has successfully deployed Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager (ILM) and Omada Identity Manager (OIM) to provide a dramatically improved automatic provisioning and role-based user management system.

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