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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
 
Cloud Backup for VARs, MSPs: Three approaches for effective backup
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.

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.

Using Virtualization and BPM to Maximize Efficiency and Cost Savings
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, learn how midmarket organizations can leverage virtualization, BPM and compliance/security technologies to become more efficient and improve business processes.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

APC by Schneider Electric

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

Web application firewalls: How they can help protect customers
sponsored by Astaro
EGUIDE: In this E-Guide from SearchNetworkingChannel.com, get an overview of web applications firewalls, what they are and how they work, the types of attacks they mitigate, and why they are superior to web application code reviews.
Posted: 04 Apr 2012 | Published: 04 Apr 2012

Astaro

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

Presentation Transcript: Cloud Storage Services - Peer Advice
sponsored by i365, makers of Evault
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this FAQ, Vijay Subramanian, cloud computing expert and practice manager for managed services at Laurus Technologies, an IT services and consulting company in the Midwest, explains how his company evaluated the idea of cloud storage services and gives advice for other VARs considering the same thing.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

i365, makers of Evault

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

Channel Strategies E-Zine - December 2010/ No.4
sponsored by SearchITChannel.com
EZINE: Read how the rise of cloud computing and virtualization is creating new opportunities for the channel in WAN optimization, and find out what skill sets VARs need to target business people who rely on smart phones or iPads on the road.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Published: 10 Dec 2010

SearchITChannel.com
 
 
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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