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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Even more puzzling perhaps is why major firms such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Apple allow (or even encourage) their employees to participate in open-source projects and sometimes even dedicate previously proprietary software to open-source projects.
The software developed for InkaVote is proprietary software.
Proprietary software was said to be more secure than open source in only one category, database servers (34% to 21%).
With an investment of more than $30 million annually in information technology, PRG-Schultz has amassed a potent combination of proprietary software, powerful databases and advanced methodologies that helps the company's skilled specialists examine transactions in greater line-item detail.
Because of the restricted access to proprietary software interfaces and formats, creating local support infrastructures in the developing world is almost impossible.
Using terminology more familiar to molders than statisticians, QTIP's proprietary software first walks users through design-of-experiment (DOE) trials.
With Mainframe's proprietary software, that number was brought down to less than eight weeks.
If they adopt the ubiquitous standards of the World Wide Web, physicians will be able to communicate with many of their patients electronically without having to install and maintain expensive proprietary software on patients, and health plan members, computers.
The major advantage in using proprietary software in an educational setting is that the same software may be used in a business setting.
NEW YORK -- The 451 Group has found that the overall trend of proprietary software vendors 'going open' - i.
But even AOL will back away from its proprietary software at some point.