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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
 
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

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

When blade servers meet virtualization: Cost concerns
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Customers interested in purchasing blade servers must carefully assess the costs of implementing and maintaining these platforms. This expert e-guide presents a cost/benefit analysis of blade servers and explains why virtualization should be factored into investment decisions.
Posted: 27 Apr 2012 | Published: 27 Apr 2012

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

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

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

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

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

E-Guide: Cloud 101- Top Trends, Resources, and Benefits
sponsored by KineticD
EGUIDE: This e-guide will walk through the current VAR cloud computing business trends, how to weigh the risks and benefits to determine the need for it in your storage portfolio, and the top 10 cloud computing market resources.
Posted: 06 Apr 2011 | Published: 06 Apr 2011

KineticD

eGuide: DR & BC Planning for the Midmarket
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Server virtualization promises to significantly increase the value proposition of the data center in the small to medium-sized market. Access this expert resource from the editors at SearchStorageChannel.com to learn about all the available options for disaster recovery.
Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | Published: 22 Jun 2011

IBM
 
 
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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