Modern businesses depend heavily on information-technology resources to collect data, facilitate effective communication and collaboration, connect with customers, and more. In fact, technology powers essentially every aspect of business—from the services an organization provides, to how individual employees approach their tasks. Properly implemented, a business’ IT infrastructure helps optimize and support these essential processes. But infrastructure doesn’t develop naturally on its own; it requires effective provisioning.
Simply put, provisioning is an enterprise-wide approach to
conceptualizing, deploying, and managing the full range of IT system
resources. Although sometimes used synonymously with the term
“configuration,” provisioning is a separate step in the deployment