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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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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

Channel Strategies E-Zine - June 2010/ No.2
sponsored by SearchITChannel.com
EZINE: For organizations who are patient and willing to follow the rules, the payoff from cashing in on the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) can be big. Check out this E-Zine to read about how to use the stimulus to your advantage, ROI and green IT, and more.
Posted: 09 Jul 2010 | Published: 09 Jul 2010

SearchITChannel.com

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

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

SearchSystemsChannel.com eGuide: VAR Guide to Storage for Virtual Servers
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide, brought to you by SearchSystemsChannel.com, explores the storage challenges that frequently accompany server virtualization. Gain insight into best practices your customers can implement to ensure optimal storage performance and the success of their virtual environments.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 15 Aug 2011

IBM

Virtual Data Center E-Zine - Volume 20: Critical Decisions for Virtualization Storage
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: More and more data centers are moving toward virtualization because of the flexibility it offers, but cost and lack of skills are holding back some deployments. Find out how to use ROI and VARs to make the case for virtualization so you can start taking advantage of today's newest technologies.
Posted: 02 Mar 2010 | Published: 02 Mar 2010

SearchDataCenter.com

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

Reducing Server Total Cost of Ownership with VMware Virtualization Software
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Technology purchases are often quantified simply by hardware and software costs. But there's more to it. This TCO study takes a holistic view.
Posted: 13 Nov 2008 | Published: 13 Nov 2008

VMware, Inc.

Mobile Internet 3.0: How Operators Can Become Service Innovators and Drive Profitability
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mobile operators today have the distinct ability to become service innovators and drive profitability with the advent of Mobile Internet 3.0. Learn how you can expand your data revenue base in this resource.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 23 Apr 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.
 
 
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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