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Provisioning refers to the enterprise-wide configuration, deployment and management of multiple types of IT system resources. An organization's IT or HR department oversees the provisioning process, which is applied to monitor user and customer access rights and privacy while ensuring enterprise resource security.
Provisioning is the fourth step in the Operations, Administration, Maintenance and Provisioning (OAMP) management framework.
Provisioning provides equipment, software or services to customers, users, employees or IT personnel. It also has contexts in computing, computer networking and telecommunications.
In telecommunications, provisioning involves the setup of equipment, wiring and transmission to ensure customer device, equipment and option compatibility. Circuit, service, and switch provisioning, as well as programming, are required to activate wireless services with customer information.