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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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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paper introduces an innovative endpoint security solution with a completely cloud-based architecture rather than the outdated, signature-based methods of the past.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

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.

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

Simplifying Network Security with a Single Source Provider
sponsored by Perimeter eSecurity
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper for a look at how, if done properly, reducing the number of security vendors or only selecting one vendor for multiple services is a great way for organizations to manage costs, obtain needed expertise, and expand security services.
Posted: 04 Dec 2008 | Published: 04 Dec 2008

Perimeter eSecurity

Dataquest Insight: Oracle and SAP Approach the Small and Midsize Business Application Market via Different Product and Channel Approaches
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this report, Gartner analyzes Oracle's and SAP's recent moves with respect to small and midsize business application products and channels and what they mean for company ecosystems.
Posted: 12 Feb 2010 | Published: 18 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

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.

Cost/Benefit Case for Virtualization with IBM System x Dual-socket Servers: Economic Value of Legacy Small Server Replacement
sponsored by IBM and Intel.
WHITE PAPER: This management brief provides a virtualization cost/benefit analysis, examines common deployment patterns, and recommends an architecture that can ensure your clients achieve their desired results.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

IBM and Intel.

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

GlobalSign Security Services for Hosting Companies - Understanding the true opportunity for Hosting Companies & ISPs to resell Online Security Services
sponsored by GlobalSign
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains GlobalSign’s Internet security technology, its uses and necessity (and therefore the sales opportunity), advises on how to fit the services into existing hosting portfolios, and details how provisioning SSL can now be automated to degrees previously considered impossible.
Posted: 16 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

GlobalSign

Reducing Server Total Cost of Ownership with VMware Virtualization Software
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Technology purchases are often quantified simply by hardware and software costs. But there's more to it. This TCO study takes a holistic view.
Posted: 13 Nov 2008 | Published: 13 Nov 2008

VMware, Inc.
 
 
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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