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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
 
Channel IT Priorities 2013 Europe
sponsored by MicroScope
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: The latest exclusive Channel IT Priorities 2013 research from Microscope and TechTarget  reveals a reseller base in transition starting to embrace managed services.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

MicroScope

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

MicroScope October 2013: A special issue covering wireless networking technology
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: A themed issue examining the potential revenue opportunities for resellers that deliver wireless networking products and services.
Posted: 01 Oct 2013 | Published: 01 Oct 2013

MicroScope

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

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

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

Channel Strategies E-Zine - September 2010/ No.3
sponsored by SearchITChannel.com
EZINE: Learn what's needed to strike the right balance of project work versus managed services sales. Also in this issue, find out how the absence of single-instance storage in Exchange 2010 can affect customers' migration plans, and examine why VDI is becoming one of the more popular technologies to replace traditional client-server computing.
Posted: 17 Sep 2010 | Published: 17 Sep 2010

SearchITChannel.com

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

Presentation Transcript: Offering the Cloud to your Clients
sponsored by Google Apps Authorized Reseller Program
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript of the "Offering the Clouds to Your Clients" webcast, learn how new technologies, demographic shifts and emerging business models in the cloud computing market are changing the way VARs and MSPs are working with clients.
Posted: 09 Oct 2009 | Published: 09 Oct 2009

Google Apps Authorized Reseller Program

MicroScope - June 2012: A themed issue looking at the winners of the MicroScope ACEs
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: A themed issue revealing the winners of the MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence (ACEs).
Posted: 15 Jun 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2012

MicroScope
 
 
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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