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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

A Closer Look at Cloud Backup Solutions for Vars and MSPs
sponsored by Asigra
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide reveals the pros and cons of cloud backup versus tape backup, as well as three potential cloud backup solutions a VAR or MSP could adopt.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

Asigra

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

Cloud backup solutions for VARs, MSPs: Three approaches
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
EGUIDE: VARs and MSPs hoping to get into cloud backup basically have three options: they can sell the cloud backup service; sell and manage the cloud backup service; or sell, manage and host the cloud itself.
Posted: 08 Feb 2013 | Published: 21 Jan 2013

Datto, Inc.

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

Selling customers on enterprise cloud backup services benefits
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide to gain a deeper understanding of the value proposition of cloud backup services and tips on how VARs and MSPs should sell it to enterprise customers to remain competitive in the cloud backup services space.
Posted: 07 Feb 2013 | Published: 21 Jan 2013

Datto, 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

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

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

eGuide: Using virtualization to achieve green data centers
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide, brought to you by SearchSystemsChannel.com, provides insight into emerging virtualization and cloud trends and offers advice to help solution providers excel in each of these technology spaces.
Posted: 17 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 Oct 2011

IBM
 
 
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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