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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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The Power of Multiples – Best Practices for Selling Best-of-Breed Security 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

How Resellers Can Become the Trusted Advisors on Security Issues
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an innovative endpoint security solution with a completely cloud-based architecture rather than the outdated, signature-based methods of the past.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Webroot

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.

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

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)

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

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.

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

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

How To Profit with Remote Support
sponsored by LogMeIn, Inc.
WEBCAST: Sponsored by LogMeIn, Inc., this Webcast will arm you with a real-world approach for growing your IT services business.
Posted: 24 May 2007 | Premiered: Jun 4, 2007, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

LogMeIn, 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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