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DEFINITION: A proprietary solution is a hardware or software product or combination of products and services that is tied to a specific vendor, to the exclusion of all other vendors. While proprietary solutions may be quite effective, the lack of competition from other vendors in the industry can make the solution costly to acquire and maintain, and it may not be fully interoperable with other products in the  … 
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The Power of Multiples – Best Practices for Selling Best-of-Breed Security Solutions
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the many advantages to the best-of-breed approach to selecting technologies from multiple providers, and also offers a number of helpful suggestions for VARs to capitalize on this approach.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Webroot

How Resellers can become the Trusted Advisors
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: While the specific issues Value Added Resellers face vary widely, there is one universal challenge that every reseller has to undertake—positioning itself as a trusted advisor to its customers. So in short, how do you do it? Read the following white paper to find out now.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

Webroot

7 Essential Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Backup
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover what a hybrid cloud is, how it applies to data backup, and the seven unique benefits of a hybrid cloud platform for SMB data backup.
Posted: 28 Jan 2013 | Published: 28 Jan 2013

Datto, Inc.

How Resellers Can Become the Trusted Advisors on Security Issues
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an innovative endpoint security solution with a completely cloud-based architecture rather than the outdated, signature-based methods of the past.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Webroot

The Future of Managed Services in EMEA
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This report features a survey of firms to see what the future of managed services will hold in EMEA from a channel perspective.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

Webroot

Why You Need an Infrastructure Provider - The Top 10 Things to Look For When Choosing One
sponsored by Verio
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn the benefits of outsourcing to infrastructure providers in today's competitive environment that can deliver solutions that meet the new demands of IT departments. Here are 10 things to look for when seeking out that provider.
Posted: 29 Jan 2010 | Published: 29 Jan 2010

Verio

The Fundamentals of a Successful Managed Services Practice
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: If you are a VAR, system integrator or IT service provider who's struggling to provide traditional IT services reactively to small and medium-sized businesses, this whitepaper offers to help you improve your business through managed services.
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

N-able Technologies

Improve Your Business through Best Practice IT Management
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight on ways that MSPs and IT departments can improve their management of services. Learn how using ITIL best practices with an automated management solution can address a number of the unique challenges these businesses face.
Posted: 08 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Kaseya

Mobile Internet 3.0: How Operators Can Become Service Innovators and Drive Profitability
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mobile operators today have the distinct ability to become service innovators and drive profitability with the advent of Mobile Internet 3.0. Learn how you can expand your data revenue base in this resource.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 23 Apr 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Small Form Factor (SFF) SAS - Meeting the Demanding Requirements in Specific Markets
sponsored by Xtore
WHITE PAPER: SAS technology has been proven to be the most versatile storage solution in data transfer and high performance. Read this white paper to learn about a solution that renders the necessary performance needed for your client's expanding market requirements.
Posted: 22 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Xtore
 
 
VAR DEFINITION (continued): … A proprietary solution is a hardware or software product or combination of products and services that is tied to a specific vendor, to the exclusion of all other vendors. While proprietary solutions may be quite effective, the lack of competition from other vendors in the industry can make the solution costly to acquire and maintain, and it may not be fully interoperable with other products in the client's organization. For example, a client's busy order entry system may be built on expensive custom-developed software, but the resulting database built by the order entry system may not export data to Excel or another open database for business analytics -- usually compelling the client to rely on that vendor's own tools or add-ons.
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