Intel unveils unified Partner Alliance and Partner University programs

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Intel has announced details of its new Intel Partner Alliance and Intel Partner University programs, which it says have been designed to enable and empower businesses to connect, innovate and grow.

Launching in the second half of 2020, the Partner Alliance program will unify the firm's multiple existing initiatives into a single, integrated platform to help enhance the value, relevance and experience it delivers to partners.

As data-centric opportunities become more complex, the program caters to the need for greater ecosystem collaboration. Each member will benefit from "intelligent matchmaking" that connects them with partners and solutions tailored to their business needs, Intel says.

The freshly-streamlined scheme has also been expanded to cater to new partner types – such as cloud service providers, solution integrators and software vendors – and includes an improved training curriculum with specialised paths.

Ahead of its launch, Intel has also opened its new Partner University program, which has been designed to provide partners with "cutting-edge curriculum" for Intel products, specialised learning paths and course recommendations.

Optimised for mobile, the training platform offers more than 200 hours of online education in multiple languages and is available in various formats – including live, on-demand training that can be accessed at any time.

Intel says businesses will benefit from personalised training recommendations, as well as competencies to help build expertise and distinguish themselves to customers.

"The proliferation of cloud and edge computing, the rollout of 5G, as well as the growth of AI and analytics have driven a seismic shift in how companies operate and serve their customers," commented Eric Thompson, Intel's general manager of Global Partner Enablement.

"Intel is making significant investments and actively preparing our partners to take advantage of these data-centric opportunities and grow their businesses."

Intel added that it also expects to launch the Intel Solutions Marketplace in November, which will help facilitate real-time collaboration with experts across its global ecosystem.

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