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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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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

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

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)

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

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: The Benefits of IBM System x – More Affordable 4M Servers for Small and Mid-sized Businesses
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript provides detailed insight into the midmarket customer landscape and explains why servers are recommended over traditional PCs. Access results from recent client surveys and discover affordable platforms for small and medium-sized businesses.
Posted: 14 Dec 2011 | Published: 14 Dec 2011

IBM

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

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

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

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
 
 
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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