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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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Best Practices for Selling Best-of-Breed 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

Channel IT Priorities 2013 Europe
sponsored by MicroScope
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The latest exclusive Channel IT Priorities 2013 research from Microscope and TechTarget  reveals a reseller base in transition starting to embrace managed services.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

MicroScope

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.

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

Cloud backup solutions for VARs, MSPs: Three approaches
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

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

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

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

ScanSource Communications: At-a-Glance
sponsored by ScanSource Communications
DATA SHEET: As a sales unit of ScanSource, Inc, ScanSource Communications provides you with the products, services, and support you need to build and grow your business. We are constantly looking for unique ways to help you find success, bringing you tailored solutions customized for your individual opportunity.
Posted: 30 Mar 2011 | Published: 30 Mar 2011

ScanSource Communications
 
 
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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