proprietary standards

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proprietary standards

Specifications for hardware or software that are controlled by one company. When a proprietary standard such as Windows is widely used, it becomes a "de facto" standard even though it is not governed by a standards organization. Contrast with open standards. See closed system.
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Joel Van Arsdale, Partner at First Annapolis Consulting, adds, "The transition from closed standards and restricted access to greater Openness is closely linked to a shift towards a more partnership-oriented market approach.
This reflects a huge shift in the industry from proprietary, closed standards to open standards and this will impact the growth of the contact center industry.
They, therefore, decided to work on open standards rather than the closed standards used by organisations such as the Cable TV companies.
People feared it would squelch the Internet's wonderful diversity and openness and force closed standards and endlessly mediocre products on the world.
Today, content creators and business managers are shackled by solutions that limit the user with proprietary applications and closed standards.
Many of the systems in use today across the securities industry have been built around proprietary, closed standards leaving users to rely on different instrument codes (or market data identifiers) in the trading, settlement or clearing process.
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In his New Architect editorial, Barlow explores the problems with closed standards and fee-for-content systems, and explains how readers need to be more involved in the Internet legislation process.
By providing a cost effective video delivery platform that is not based on proprietary hardware or closed standards, Kasenna is quickly establishing itself as the preferred streaming solution for iTV providers.