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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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VAR Reports
 
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

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.

How to Make the Case for Cloud Backup Implementation
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide to gain a deeper understanding of the value proposition of cloud backup services and tips on how VARs and MSPs should sell it to enterprise customers to remain competitive in the cloud backup services space.
Posted: 07 Feb 2013 | Published: 21 Jan 2013

Datto, Inc.

ILOG in Lending and Credit - A Solution Brief
sponsored by ILOG, Inc. (BRMS)
PRODUCT LITERATURE: This white paper discusses approaches for enabling greater product agility and efficiency in credit decisions, improving customer retention and attracting a higher number of new consumers.
Posted: 02 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

ILOG, Inc. (BRMS)

SearchSystemsChannel.com eGuide: Virtual Server Management Guide for VARs
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Virtual systems management is a major new opportunity for VARs provided that it is implemented correctly. This expert e-guide explores the fundamentals of virtual systems management from a reseller's perspective and explains how it can allow customers to fully leverage their virtual environments.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 15 Aug 2011

IBM

Remote Monitoring and Management Tools Selection Tips for Solution Providers
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from MicroScope.co.UK offers advice that will help MSPs and VARs find the ideal remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution for their organization.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Published: 17 Apr 2013

Solarwinds N-able

SearchSystemsChannel.com eGuide: VAR Guide to Storage for Virtual Servers
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide, brought to you by SearchSystemsChannel.com, explores the storage challenges that frequently accompany server virtualization. Gain insight into best practices your customers can implement to ensure optimal storage performance and the success of their virtual environments.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 15 Aug 2011

IBM

Disaster Recovery Services FAQ for Resellers
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this SearchStorageChannel.com FAQ Guide on disaster recovery services, ESG analyst Bob Laliberte discusses several important disaster recovery trends - including greater use of virtual tape libraries and disk-based backups - and the impact these trends will have on resellers and service providers.
Posted: 21 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

IBM

A guide to selling managed services: VoIP and unified communications
sponsored by Comstor
EGUIDE: Learn more about why VARs are transitioning to become MSPs and uncover key tips for adding managed services to your offerings.
Posted: 02 Feb 2012 | Published: 02 Feb 2012

Comstor

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.
 
 
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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