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


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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1) Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning," Earl Perkins, Roberta
We believe that successful customer implementations coupled with our placement in industry reports such as Gartner's Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning, 2H07 report, further validate our ability to provide organizations with best-in-class identity and access management software.
2) Total worldwide market growth from 2005 - 2006 in user provisioning was 22%.
Join us as we explore how implementing a user provisioning solution, traditionally viewed as a productivity tool, can be used to deliver business value and improve clinician satisfaction.
We are gratified to have been placed in Gartner's 'Leaders' quadrant for user provisioning," said Sara Gates, vice president of Identity Management at Sun Microsystems.
Courion's rapid business impact approach enables you to avoid the pitfalls of traditional user provisioning and achieve lasting business value.
We are pleased that Gartner evaluated Sentillion for inclusion in the User Provisioning Magic Quadrant.
Automating the manual processes associated with user provisioning, password management and access verification and compliance remain top concerns for most IT organizations," said Chris Zannetos, President and CEO, Courion.
today announced that it has entered into a license agreement covering Verizon Communications for its patent that applies to user provisioning for Internet access.
Currently, Courion's AccountCourier[R] user provisioning solution enables the provisioning and modification of application availability for Citrix Presentation Server and provides direct integration to Citrix' Password Manager[TM] single sign-on solution.
announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with AT&T Corporation covering its patent that applies to user provisioning for Internet access.
Standards-based SPML Provisioning Interface: Imprivata has created a standards-based SPML interface to allow user provisioning systems to establish and maintain user accounts, applications and credentials within OneSign, eliminating the need to distribute application passwords to end users.

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