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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.

SearchSystemsChannel.com eGuide: Virtual Server Management Guide for VARs
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Virtual systems management is a major new opportunity for VARs provided that it is implemented correctly. This expert e-guide explores the fundamentals of virtual systems management from a reseller's perspective and explains how it can allow customers to fully leverage their virtual environments.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 15 Aug 2011

IBM

Why You Need an Infrastructure Provider - The Top 10 Things to Look For When Choosing One
sponsored by Verio
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn the benefits of outsourcing to infrastructure providers in today's competitive environment that can deliver solutions that meet the new demands of IT departments. Here are 10 things to look for when seeking out that provider.
Posted: 29 Jan 2010 | Published: 29 Jan 2010

Verio

Microscope – October 2012: A special issue dedicated to virtualisation
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: A special issue looking at the opportunities for resellers selling virtualization products and services.
Posted: 12 Oct 2012 | Published: 15 Oct 2012

MicroScope

Channel strategies e-zine: Actionable information on technologies and sales tactics
sponsored by IBM
EZINE: This expert e-zine from SearchITChannel.com follows the evolution of virtualization and explains how it gave way to virtual appliances. Get advice to help you determine whether this technology makes sense for your business. Plus, discover new revenue opportunities surrounding Open Source deployment.
Posted: 22 Sep 2011 | Published: 22 Sep 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

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

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.

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

GlobalSign Security Services for Hosting Companies - Understanding the true opportunity for Hosting Companies & ISPs to resell Online Security Services
sponsored by GlobalSign
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains GlobalSign’s Internet security technology, its uses and necessity (and therefore the sales opportunity), advises on how to fit the services into existing hosting portfolios, and details how provisioning SSL can now be automated to degrees previously considered impossible.
Posted: 16 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

GlobalSign
 
 
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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