10. Intel Launches Intel Partner Alliance Partner Program
At the beginning of 2021, Intel launched Intel Partner Alliance, its new partner program that consolidated previously disparate partner programs, bringing together tens thousands of partners of different roles, from solution providers to cloud service providers.
First announced in early 2019, Intel Partner Alliance brings together the Intel Technology Provider program, Intel IoT Solutions Alliance and the Intel Cloud Insider program to provide a one-stop shop for partners, regardless of their role. Intel is giving each partner a personalized experience in the program’s new online portal based on role and the level of business with Intel, both of which determine what kind of benefits and how many benefits are available.
Intel Partner Alliance consists of several resources, including a training program called Intel Partner University and a new collaboration and lead generation platform called Intel Solutions Marketplace, all of which are accessible through the online portal. The online portal also provides access to centralized information on points, sales, training and support as well as links for submitting support tickets and speaking with Intel representatives through online chat or by phone.