How to Choose the Right Technologies Definitions

  • C

    consultant (consulting)

    A consultant is an experienced individual in a given field who provides expert advice for a fee. Consultants typically work as independent contractors and are hired on a short-term basis. A consultant may also be an employee at a consulting firm.

  • L

    lead generator

    A lead generator is any marketing-related activity intended to publicize the availability of a vendor's product or service...(Continued)

  • sales lead

    A sales lead is a potential sales contact, an individual or organization that expresses an interest in your goods or services.

  • P

    proprietary solution

    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... (Continued)

  • S

    solution provider

    A solution provider is a vendor, a service provider or a value-added reseller (VAR) that comprehensively handles the project needs of their client from concept to installation through support... (Continued)

  • T

    tier 1 vendor

    A tier 1 vendor is one of the largest and most well known in its field -- often enjoying national or international recognition and acceptance...(Continued)

  • tier 2 vendor

    A tier 2 vendor is a smaller and less well-known provider as compared to a tier 1 vendor and is often also limited in its geographic coverage as well... (Continued)

  • turnkey solution provider

    A turnkey solution provider is a solution provider that offers limited consultation and one or more established product packages that allow only minimal configuration... (Continued)

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