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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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Presentation Transcript: Data Protection Market Drivers and Channel Opportunities
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Join Andy Briney and Chris Doggett as they provide insight into the reseller opportunities in data leak protection and endpoint security. Read this transcript to get answers to your biggest data leak protection reseller questions, including how a partner can differentiate themselves and what a VAR should consider when searching for a solution.
Posted: 10 Dec 2009 | Published: 10 Dec 2009

Sophos, Inc.

E-Guide: 6 Things Every New MSP Needs to Know about the Business
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
EGUIDE: While many VARs, integrators and solution providers are offering “services,” there remains a substantial portion that either have only a small amount of revenue coming from managed services or no managed services practices at all. This guide will walk you through the 6 best practices you need to know about being a managed service provider.
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 25 Mar 2011

Nimsoft, Inc.

Channel Strategies Ezine: June 2011
sponsored by SearchITChannel.com
EZINE: This Ezine features actionable information on technologies and sales tactics.  Read on for expert advice on how resellers are using iPads to generate extra revenue, new opportunities with BPOS Suite, and how to navigate the vendor merger and acquisition binge.
Posted: 13 Jun 2011 | Published: 13 Jun 2011

SearchITChannel.com

MicroScope July 2012: A themed issue on cloud computing
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: A themed issue on cloud computing and the opportunities for resellers pitching solutions and services in that market.
Posted: 12 Jul 2012 | Published: 16 Jul 2012

MicroScope

Channel Strategies E-Zine - December 2010/ No.4
sponsored by SearchITChannel.com
EZINE: Read how the rise of cloud computing and virtualization is creating new opportunities for the channel in WAN optimization, and find out what skill sets VARs need to target business people who rely on smart phones or iPads on the road.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Published: 10 Dec 2010

SearchITChannel.com

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

Cloud Backup for VARs, MSPs: Three approaches for effective backup
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
EGUIDE: VARs and MSPs hoping to get into cloud backup basically have three options: they can sell the cloud backup service; sell and manage the cloud backup service; or sell, manage and host the cloud itself.
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 | Published: 21 Jan 2013

Datto, Inc.

eGuide: Using virtualization to achieve green data centers
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide, brought to you by SearchSystemsChannel.com, provides insight into emerging virtualization and cloud trends and offers advice to help solution providers excel in each of these technology spaces.
Posted: 17 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 Oct 2011

IBM

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

MicroScope October 2013: A special issue covering wireless networking technology
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: A themed issue examining the potential revenue opportunities for resellers that deliver wireless networking products and services.
Posted: 01 Oct 2013 | Published: 01 Oct 2013

MicroScope
 
 
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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