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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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The Future of Managed Services in EMEA
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This report features a survey of firms to see what the future of managed services will hold in EMEA from a channel perspective.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

Webroot

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

E-Guide: Cloud 101- Top Trends, Resources, and Benefits
sponsored by KineticD
EGUIDE: This e-guide will walk through the current VAR cloud computing business trends, how to weigh the risks and benefits to determine the need for it in your storage portfolio, and the top 10 cloud computing market resources.
Posted: 06 Apr 2011 | Published: 06 Apr 2011

KineticD

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

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

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.

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

E-Guide: VARs backup - Best practices collection
sponsored by Intel
EGUIDE: As a solution provider, you have several conflicting interests as the pressure to do more, know more and work more efficiently continues to build. This E-Guide provides insight into what IT service providers need to know when it comes to backup software. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Intel

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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