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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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Juniper Professional Services Marketplace Reinforces Juniper’s Commitment to Customer and Partner Success
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
RESOURCE: Access this forum to explore the progression of online professional services marketplaces in recent years, and how one early adopter of this approach is changing the game for all stakeholders involved from partners to VARs.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 23 Feb 2015

Juniper Networks, Inc.

eGuide: Mistakes to avoid when providing virtualization services and support
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide, brought to you by SearchSystemsChannel.com, reveals the four most common virtualization stumbling blocks that resellers encounter and offers advice for avoiding and overcoming them.
Posted: 18 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 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

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

Channel Strategies E-Zine: April 2010/ No.1
sponsored by SearchITChannel.com
EZINE: VARs and integrators know their stuff when it comes to their key technologies and vertical markets. In the inaugural issue of Channel Strategies E-zine, learn how to build brand awareness among potential customers to make sure word spreads about your company's skills and expertise.
Posted: 24 Mar 2010 | Published: 24 Mar 2010

SearchITChannel.com

The Fundamentals of a Successful Managed Services Practice
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: If you are a VAR, system integrator or IT service provider who's struggling to provide traditional IT services reactively to small and medium-sized businesses, this whitepaper offers to help you improve your business through managed services.
Posted: 02 Dec 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Solarwinds N-able

Cost/Benefit Case for Virtualization with IBM System x Dual-socket Servers: Economic Value of Legacy Small Server Replacement
sponsored by IBM and Intel.
WHITE PAPER: This management brief provides a virtualization cost/benefit analysis, examines common deployment patterns, and recommends an architecture that can ensure your clients achieve their desired results.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

IBM and Intel.

Mobility Services: VARS Guide to mobile device management
sponsored by LabTech Software
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to discover the opportunities mobile device management presents for resellers. Gain insight into enterprise mobility plans, mobile device management tools, vendors and what this all means for your business.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2012

LabTech Software

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

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
 
 
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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