High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles In telecommunication, provisioning is the process of preparing and equipping a network to allow it to provide (new) services to its users. In NS/EP telecommunications services, "provisioning" equates to "initiation" and includes altering the state of an existing priority service or capability. In a modern signal infrastructure employing information technology at all levels, there is no distinction possible between telecommunications services and "higher level" infrastructure. Accordingly provisioning configures any required systems, provides users with access to data and technology resources, and refers to all enterprise-level information resource management involved. From a management perspective, it is typically managed by a CIO, and necessarily involves human resources and IT departments cooperating to: give users access to data repositories or grant authorization to systems, networks applications and databases based on a unique user identity, and appropriate for their use hardware resources, such as computers, mobile phones and pagers.