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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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With Courion's Enterprise Provisioning Solutions, Partners HealthCare can enforce strong password and profile management policies, eliminating security loopholes and freeing up IT resources to focus staff on additional strategic tasks.
With Courion's Enterprise Provisioning Suite, Catholic Healthcare West can rest assured that their staff has the access they need to do their jobs, when they need it.
By supporting and promoting interoperable identity provisioning, we are helping our customers to be better positioned to build an identity-aware business.
Provisioning goes through many steps depending on your application.
Courion's Enterprise Provisioning Suite enables healthcare organizations to simplify the complexities of provisioning, automating manual identity management policies for user provisioning, role management, password management, enterprise single sign-on and audit compliance.
The Diversinet solution is the first CT-KIP provisioning server to integrate with RSA Authentication Manager technology, and it offers a highly secure way for organizations to extend their existing RSA SecurID deployments in the form of cost-effective software authenticators," said Stuart Vaeth, chief security officer and vice president of business development for Diversinet.
The conference featured industry-leading corporations such as AARP, Children's Hospital Boston, Compass Bancshares, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, SunTrust Banks, The Boeing Company, and WellSpan Health speaking on topics such as automated role creation, segregation of duties, provisioning, enterprise single sign-on, password management and more.
The provisioning capabilities of Ardence will allow IT administrators to more quickly add new servers to a Citrix Presentation Server farm and allow for the dynamic configuration of servers in a data center.
Courion was selected for providing automated provisioning solutions that enable companies -- especially those in the healthcare, financial services and manufacturing sectors -- to achieve rapid business impact upon implementation.
0, a component of Open Country's award-winning OCM Universal Systems Management Suite that can also be purchased separately, is the most flexible system provisioning, cloning and business continuity solution on the market today.
Courion[R] Corporation, the provisioning specialist, today announced that it has been named a finalist for Best Identity Management Solution in SC Magazine's US Awards.