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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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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

Channel Strategies E-Zine: April 2010/ No.1
sponsored by SearchITChannel.com
EZINE: VARs and integrators know their stuff when it comes to their key technologies and vertical markets. In the inaugural issue of Channel Strategies E-zine, learn how to build brand awareness among potential customers to make sure word spreads about your company's skills and expertise.
Posted: 24 Mar 2010 | Published: 24 Mar 2010

SearchITChannel.com

eGuide: Storage virtualization for data migration, consolidation
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Data migration is a major challenge for customers upgrading their storage hardware. Fortunately, virtualization can help to streamline this process. This expert e-guide, brought to you by SearchSystemschannel.com, explores the fundamentals of storage virtualization and points out the new revenue opportunities that accompany it.
Posted: 17 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 Oct 2011

IBM

MicroScope - June 2012: A themed issue looking at the winners of the MicroScope ACEs
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: A themed issue revealing the winners of the MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence (ACEs).
Posted: 15 Jun 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2012

MicroScope

SearchSystemsChannel.com eGuide: Server Migration for the Midmarket
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Server migration can be a daunting process for your customers, especially if they do not have a solid plan in place before they begin. This expert e-guide offers best practices to help your clients embark on their server migration projects and ensure a smooth transition.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 15 Aug 2011

IBM

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.

eGuide: Mistakes to avoid when providing virtualization services and support
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide, brought to you by SearchSystemsChannel.com, reveals the four most common virtualization stumbling blocks that resellers encounter and offers advice for avoiding and overcoming them.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Oct 2011

IBM

Channel strategies e-zine: Actionable information on technologies and sales tactics
sponsored by IBM
EZINE: This expert e-zine from SearchITChannel.com follows the evolution of virtualization and explains how it gave way to virtual appliances. Get advice to help you determine whether this technology makes sense for your business. Plus, discover new revenue opportunities surrounding Open Source deployment.
Posted: 22 Sep 2011 | Published: 22 Sep 2011

IBM

Channel Strategies E-Zine - September 2010/ No.3
sponsored by SearchITChannel.com
EZINE: Learn what's needed to strike the right balance of project work versus managed services sales. Also in this issue, find out how the absence of single-instance storage in Exchange 2010 can affect customers' migration plans, and examine why VDI is becoming one of the more popular technologies to replace traditional client-server computing.
Posted: 17 Sep 2010 | Published: 17 Sep 2010

SearchITChannel.com

Channel Strategies E-Zine - June 2010/ No.2
sponsored by SearchITChannel.com
EZINE: For organizations who are patient and willing to follow the rules, the payoff from cashing in on the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) can be big. Check out this E-Zine to read about how to use the stimulus to your advantage, ROI and green IT, and more.
Posted: 09 Jul 2010 | Published: 09 Jul 2010

SearchITChannel.com
 
 
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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