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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
 
Become an MSP or Be Prepared to Compete with One
sponsored by AVG Technologies
WHITE PAPER: The comprehensiveness of an MSP is a major benefit to small and midsize businesses, and your clients are beginning to realize this. Read this exclusive white paper to discover how you can advance your business model to adopt MSP practices and retain your customers.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015

AVG Technologies

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

Improve Your Business through Best Practice IT Management
sponsored by Kaseya
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight on ways that MSPs and IT departments can improve their management of services. Learn how using ITIL best practices with an automated management solution can address a number of the unique challenges these businesses face.
Posted: 08 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Kaseya

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

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

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

eGuide: DRĀ & 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

Presentation Transcript: Offering the Cloud to your Clients
sponsored by Google Apps Authorized Reseller Program
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript of the "Offering the Clouds to Your Clients" webcast, learn how new technologies, demographic shifts and emerging business models in the cloud computing market are changing the way VARs and MSPs are working with clients.
Posted: 09 Oct 2009 | Published: 09 Oct 2009

Google Apps Authorized Reseller Program

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

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
 
 
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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