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5 top takeaways from Intel Partner Forum 2021

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by Peter Krass on 11/18/2021
Blog Category: advanced-technologies

Intel held its 2021 Intel Partner Forum, Americas edition, on Nov. 18. Here are 5 top takeaways for tech providers:
1) Intel has identified 3 new priorities for its partner organization: 1) help partners grow; 2) provide better integration between Intel and the ecosystem; and 3) simplify the partner experience. That’s according to John Kalvin, Intel’s general manager of global partners & support.
2) Intel is on track to announce its first discrete PC and data-center GPUs in the first quarter of next year. So said Greg Ernst, Intel’s GM of U.S. sales and marketing. (Note: The company has for many years been in the integrated GPU business.) 
3) Intel partnerships are currently serving important customers including Burger King (AI), Ping Golf (Xeon Scalable processors), Famous Footwear (digital signage), the Government of Vietnam (customs security), and the University of Delhi (HPC). 
4) Intel is working on shortening lead times for Intel NUC deliveries. The company is suffering from the same supply-chain delays plaguing the entire industry. “We know lead times are long,” said Dorin Vanderjack, Intel’s GM of U.S. accounts. 
5) To help partners sell PCs based on 12th gen Intel Core processors, Intel is encouraging them to focus on 3 main things: breakthrough core technology, immersive experiences and accelerated platform innovation. “The 12th gen can be described as a new type of processor,” said Lexy Marques, Intel’s desktop marketing and sales enablement lead.
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