proprietary software

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proprietary software

Software owned by a single organization or individual. Contrast with open source. See public domain software, freeware and shareware.
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We track all kinds of metrics about athletes, but closed software, expensive hardware and complicated data tools keep many teachers, parents and administrators in the dark when it comes to tracking the metrics of learning.
Today's posts include Ken Auletta on the future of television; Tim Wu on Apple and the debate over open and closed software companies; John Cassidy on the economics of the sequester debate; and James Surowiecki on the problem with the banking industry.
Telematicus aims to offer access to smart technology solutions that are not restricted to devices or closed software environments.
They recently closed software sales with builders starting more than 4,000 homes, including Shaddock Companies, The Warmington Group, Fusion Homes, Aston Ridge Homes, Vicknair Builders, Long Property Company LLC, Fairhaven Homes, TTI Stone, Vantage Commercial, Paragon, Axnick Builders, and Timber Ridge Homes.
It's important to keep in mind that Compuware's net increase of $18 million in deferred revenue for the quarter means that -- in effect -- Compuware closed software license agreements worth more than $100 million in the fourth quarter.
In just the last 90 days, BuilderMT has closed software sales with builders starting more than 4,000 homes.
Biologists increasingly use mass spectrometers to identify protein forms in complex samples, but are hampered by today's software tools due to: (1) poor throughput, (2) difficulty in analyzing more than about 75,000 spectra from a single experiment, (3) inability to compare results from different experiments, (4) inability to compare different search engine results from the same experiment, (5) difficulty in providing false positive estimates, or (6) a closed software environment.
He helped conceive and launch several of i2's offerings and led strategic deal teams that closed software deals in excess of one hundred million dollars.
With this release, MontaVista continues the trend of moving embedded development away from proprietary, closed software and hardware designs toward open, standards-based systems," said Glenn Seiler, marketing manager, Hard Hat Linux, MontaVista Software.
During Q3/99, Chain Link closed software agreements with several customers in the eCommerce and ERP markets, including: InsWeb, Dell Computer Corporation, AutoDAQ, eziba.
MontaVista Software continues the trend of moving embedded development away from proprietary, closed software and hardware designs toward open, standards-based systems created in a networked R&D environment," said Sheila Baker, vice president of marketing, MontaVista Software.