Talk:Provisioning

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Telecommunications is mentioned but not really discussed[edit]

I worked in the telecom industry primarily in ordering and billing. During the ordering process the provisioning system is called to set up the customer's services. There are things like number management systems, switches, assigning to central offices etc involved in provisioning land lines, and similar for cell/mobile phones. As it is now, this article makes it look like provisioning only means setting up someone's internet account, etc. This may be involved now, but this leaves a LOT of what provisioning is unsaid. It also seems to use a lot of words to not say much. I think this needs to be cleaned up and focused. And to include information on telecommunications provisioning in the traditional sense (i.e. land and mobile phones). This latter is quite important to modern day communication. Being that I only worked with provisioning systems indirectly, I think it would be good if someone with experience and access to citable resources/articles/books could add to this article vis-a-vis phones, mobile phones, and other specific telecommunications products. Theshowmecanuck (talk) 01:42, 20 January 2010 (UTC)


I think the opening section of this article is confusing, and thus a little misleading. It begins by immediately casting "Provisioning" in terms of telecommunications, and continues for several paragraphs along these lines. The transition to the CIO perspective and all that seems also to shift the conversation away from telecommunications and towards (rightfully I think) a more general systems perspective of provisioning.

Shouldn't the focus of this article be on the general idea of provisioning? It reads now as provisiniong in terms of telecommunications.

I suggest refactoring the introduction text to explain the abstract, general systems notion of provisioning, and leaving telecommunications as a subsection, since it is only an example of the provisinoing concept in action, not a definition nor explanation of provisinoing.

Anyone who monitors this article object? If not, I will try to refactor and make this article a little more intelligent.

Amohren 19:30, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

I think you're right on. It definitely needs lots of work for clarity. Right now it's a lot of pieces. Why don't you get it started, and then I will join in and help. NuclearWinner 20:12, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Mobile subscriber provisioning[edit]

I added the mobile subscriber provisioning section, since there was no accurate description of how a mobile subscriber gets provisioned, in a way in which the subscriber would easily understand.
Hephail 10:33, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

ISPs and open configuration standards like OVAL and SPML weren't dealt with at all. This was a major omission since users of low end ISPs are the second largest group of persons who'll read this, after mobile phone providers. Corporate users are only third probably, but even their concerns weren't dealt with that well. Utility computing and its poor cousin boot image control were left out, and the management priorities 1. security 2. compliance 3. efficiency weren't spelled out. The new version isn't perfect as it relies on specialist terms, some of which need to be redirects, until there are good articles on all aspects of a modern signal infrastructure. For instance user privacy is a different thing that customer privacy, and email forwarding is a mess of its own that should be in a separate article from email, and how [[network

List of Telecom Provisioning providers should be added[edit]

My client, VOSS Solutions - http://www.voss-solutions.com/ - has pointed out to me that a list of provisioning providers, and companies highly involved with Provisioning as thought leaders in this particular service industry, should be added to this post. I am happy to supply the vendor information for my own client, and point any wiki editor in the direction of our competitors/other companies that provide provisioning services.

71.233.210.201 (talk) 14:30, 28 March 2014 (UTC)Clare S