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Video podcast: How has Intel executed on strategic initiatives in 2021?

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by Peter Krass on 12/16/2021
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To find out, watch the latest “Pardon the Integration” video podcast. This episode, hosted by Ed Hannan of The Channel Co., features Greg Ernst, Intel’s GM of U.S. sales and marketing.

In this short (under 10-minute) video podcast, Ed and Greg discuss 3 topics:

> Intel’s ambitious plans: Including the new IDM 2.0 strategy, 5 next manufacturing transitions, and compute at the edge.

> Major announcements: 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake” processors for client systems, 3rd gen Xeon “Ice Lake” scalable processors in volume, new Evo notebooks, and more

> Looking ahead: Sapphire Rapids (new Xeon CPU), data-center GPU, new Alder Lake SKUs, more.

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Support hi-speed storage & networks with the Intel Ethernet 800 Series

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by Peter Krass on 12/16/2021
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What do you get when you virtualize high-performance storage drives and high-speed Ethernet? Cost savings. But at the same time, datacenter customers still demand bare-metal performance for high-speed storage and networking with low latency.

So how can your customers realize storage cost savings while still getting the performance they need?

With Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), a key technology for storage networks. It’s not just for high-performance clusters anymore.

Intel Ethernet 800 Series network adapters support RDMA and drivers for VMware vSAN. That can give your customers the higher throughput, lower CPU utilization, and lower latency they need. And all with standard Ethernet technology.

Intel 800 Series network adapter

Plus, Intel Ethernet 800 Series devices are simple to gear up. VMware vSAN is an integrated solution for virtual storage, and you can enable an environment with just one click. Then, with RDMA enabled on their network adapters, your vSAN customers can get up to 29% higher storage performance.

Supporting high bandwidth

The Intel Ethernet 800 Series network adapters support all Ethernet-based storage transports. That includes iWARP (internet wide-area RDMA protocol) and RoCEv2, a protocol for RDMA over Converged Ethernet.

Also, the Intel Ethernet 800 Series network adapters deliver up to 200GbE in a single PCIe Gen4 x16 slot. That’s what your customers need for their most bandwidth-intensive software.

Also, your customers can use the Intel Ethernet 800 Series to deliver Ethernet wherever a clustered, distributed compute environment is needed. That could include systems for AI, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), high-performance computing (HPC), cloud, big data analytics, or selected enterprise applications.

Your customers can also save both time and money. The Intel Ethernet 800 Series is based on standard Ethernet components. That’s technology most technical staff are familiar with, limiting the need for additional training.

What the researchers found

All this has been quantified in a recent Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) report. Share these findings with your customers to help them understand how the Intel Ethernet 800 Series network adapters could help them.

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ESG looked at the challenge of optimizing efficiency and performance with Azure Stack HCI. Microsoft Azure Stack HCI is a Microsoft hybrid-cloud offering, powered by Intel technology. It’s designed to modernize infrastructure, consolidate virtualized workloads and boost efficiency.

The report’s author, ESG senior analyst Jack Poller, finds that Intel Ethernet 800 Series network adapters enable Azure Stack HCI to move volumes of data efficiently and securely. And, he adds, they can do so across a mix of on-premises, edge and cloud deployments.

Poller also notes that Intel Ethernet 800 Series network adapters let Azure Stack HCI admins choose from storage speeds and RDMA choices.

Further, ESG’s performance tests revealed that Azure Stack HCI with Intel Ethernet 800 Series network adapters could sustain more than 3.06 million IOPS (input-output operations per second) and more than 2GB/sec data transfer with a 0.4 msec response time.

This level of performance, Poller writes, “demonstrates the ability of the solution to support the most demanding business needs for streaming and file access, OLTP [online transaction processing] and other use cases.”

If your customers are using high-performance storage, they also need high throughput and low latency. Tell them about RDMA available on Intel Ethernet Series 800 Series products.

Check out related resources:

> Watch the video: VMware vSAN with RDMA Accelerator Using Intel Ethernet 800 Series

> Meet the Intel Ethernet 800 Series network adapters

> Get to know Intel Ethernet 800 Series controllers

> Download the ESG report, Optimizing Efficiency and Performance with Azure Stack HCI (PDF)

 

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Discover the 7 most popular blog posts of 2021

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by Peter Krass on 12/15/2021
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2021 was a lot of things, but one thing it wasn’t was boring. Intel got a new CEO who decided to fabricate chips for others. Microsoft introduced Windows 11. Facebook changed its name to Meta. And 5G started looking real.

The world of tech providers was pretty exciting, too. Here are 7 blog posts you and your fellow tech providers really liked in 2021.

Meet the new Intel NUC 11 products

Get details on four new Intel NUC products — three Mini PCs and one Compute Element — all based on 11th gen Intel Core processors.

7 new trends for ‘Extreme Partnership’ – and how to adapt to them now

Jason Kimrey, Intel’s GM of U.S. channel and partner programs, explains why complex solutions require new types of business connections.

EdTech heats up with Chromebooks, PCs, more

The pandemic transformed the market for K-12 education technology, accelerating an already huge business. Anyone for a market that’s growing nearly 20% a year?  

Think robotics is out of your league? Think again

Stop watching robotics from the outside. Intel is investing heavily in robot tech, and the company can help you get started with real-time systems, industrial-grade computing, software-development tools and more.

Intel IoT Market Ready Solutions and Intel IoT RFP Ready Kits Accelerate Value for IoT

Fortune favors the fast, and that’s especially true for the Internet of Things. Get fast with help from Intel. It’s offering IoT solutions from partners that are scalable, repeatable and fully supported. And focused IoT offerings for vertical markets. Either way, you can get off to a speedy start.

How silicon photonics connects servers at the speed of light

Data bottlenecks are painful. Clear them up by replacing copper-based transceivers with new, fast ones based on optical tech. Even better, silicon photonics puts up to 8 lasers, modulators, detectors and other optical elements within a silicon chip.

5 top takeaways from Intel Architecture Day 2021

At this August event, Intel execs provided details on the forthcoming Alder Lake system-on-chip, Sapphire Rapids scalable processors, Ponte Vecchio chip for servers, and more.

 

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5 coolest new products of 2021

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by Peter Krass on 12/14/2021
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In some ways 2021 felt like a rerun of 2020. But in tech, it was a big year for innovation.

Just like last year, 2021 brought us new virus variants, lingering global supply-chain problems, and a painful mismatch between jobs and job-seekers.

But for tech providers, there was plenty that was new and exciting. Here’s our selection of the 5 coolest tech announcements of 2021.

Windows 11

It’s hard to argue with Windows, the operating system that runs an estimated 75% of all PCs worldwide. In October, Microsoft brought out the OS’s latest version, Windows 11.

Fortunately, many current Win10 PCs are already robust enough to upgrade. If you’re not sure, Microsoft offers a PC Health Check tool that will tell you whether a particular machine is eligible.

Windows 11

However, there’s no big rush. Microsoft said it will continue to support Windows 10 for another 4 years.

Users with older Win7 PCs — and there are still plenty of them — have another alternative: New PCs designed specifically for Windows 11. This year, Win11 PCs were introduced by most of the top vendors, including Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft.

12th gen Intel Core processors

A new generation of client processors from Intel is always big news. And the company’s 12th gen Intel Core desktop processor family certainly delivers.

They’re the first processor family built with the new Intel 7 process. The first to support both DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 connectivity. The first to feature 2 micro-architectures. And the first to support a new cache architecture.

12th Gen Intel Core processor

What’s more, promised performance gains over the previous generation are significant. They include up to 36% faster photo-editing, up to 37% faster 3D modeling, and — with the family’s i9-12900K gaming CPU — up to 30% faster gaming.

3rd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors

Sometimes, a CPU is more than just a CPU. That was the case in April, when the latest 3rd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors were introduced. As Intel made clear at the time, these new CPUs are not just server components, but key parts of a newly imagined edge-to-cloud portfolio.

3rd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor

At the announcement, Intel execs pointed to 4 inflection points that they believe require a new kind of data-center CPU: hybrid cloud, AI, 5G and edge computing.

To handle them, the new Xeon SPs include built-in AI, cryptography and hardware-based security. They also support Intel’s Optane SSDs and Optane Persistent Memory.

‘Green’ PCs

Climate change is a serious issue, and tech companies are choosing to be part of the solution by offering “green” PC products. These promise to help the environment by replacing materials that later becomes e-waste with materials that are instead recycled and renewable.

One such vendor is Acer. Its Aspire Vero (pictured below), a Windows 11 notebook PC, has a chassis made from 30% post-consumer resin (PCR) and a keyboard that’s 50% PCR. The bag this PC ships in is made from 100% recycled plastic, and its box is made from 85% recycled cardboard.

Acer Aspire Vero

HP is also going green with its Pavilion Aero 13, a consumer laptop made with both recycled and what’s known as “ocean-bound” plastics.  These materials are recycled from bottles and other goods that would otherwise end up in the sea.

Microsoft’s Ocean Plastic Mouse is another new green product. It’s made from a resin that’s 20% recycled plastic recovered from the ocean. Also, the box the mouse ships in is made from renewable wood and sugarcane fibers.

CPUs for entry-level servers

Too many small and midsize businesses still use old PCs as stop-gap servers. While that approach is inexpensive and relatively simple, it’s also inefficient and — given the growing sophistication of cyber criminals — insecure and risky.

A far-better alternative was introduced this year by Intel: the Xeon E-2300 processors. They’re designed specifically for single-processor entry-level servers. While these CPUs are affordable, they also offer high levels of performance, reliability and availability. They’re secure, too, with built-in Intel Software Guard Extensions.

Intel Xeon E-2300 processor

If you have SMB customers still using old PCs for servers, tell them to get smart. They can now replace those PCs with genuine entry-level servers based on Intel Xeon E-2300 CPUs. That could be a great way to start the new year.

 

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Become IoT-competent with Intel Competencies

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by Peter Krass on 12/09/2021
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The Internet of Things offers you great new opportunities. But IoT technology is complex, and the skills tech providers need can be hard to acquire.

That’s why Intel Partner University is offering 3 IoT Competencies — 2 of them refreshed and 1 completely new: Selling IoT Solutions, Edge AI Fundamentals, and IoT for Manufacturing.

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Intel Competencies are deep-dive training curriculums. Complete an IoT Competency, and you’ll earn a digital badge you can display on your company website, social media and elsewhere online.

The gains can be substantial “While IoT offers a lot of opportunities, it’s an area that’s new for myself and for many of my clients,” says Srinivasan Manivannan, president and CEO of Starmétier Corp., a provider of business solutions.

“With the Selling IoT Solutions Competency, I went from not knowing much about IoT to being able to talk knowledgably and making insightful, practical recommendations,” he adds. “Now I can address my clients’ fears and show them how an IoT solution can give them a competitive advantage.”

Big, fast-growing market

As you probably know, the IoT market is big and growing fast. Last year, IoT worldwide sales topped $760 billion, according to market watcher Mordor Intelligence. Looking ahead, Mordor expects IoT sales to grow by 10.5% a year through 2026, bringing worldwide sales that year to nearly $1.4 trillion.

One important source of opportunity: Many IoT users are still in the early stages of implementation. That means they’re not yet locked in with suppliers.

In a recent survey of more than 2,100 digital leaders, conducted by talent firm Harvey Nash Group, only 10% of respondents report having large IoT installations. By contrast, twice as many respondents (21%) run small IoT implementations.

The Nash survey also found that only 14% of digital leaders are actively piloting IoT. And nearly 1 in 5 are still only considering IoT technology.

To serve this potentially lucrative market, you’ll need skills — no fewer than 10, according to online trainer Verzeo. It says IoT engineers need to master skills including AI and machine learning AI, Javascript and Python programming, an understanding of how sensors work, and some familiarity with the cloud. That’s a pretty high bar.

3 IoT Competencies

If you’d like to tap the IoT market, but lack the necessary skills, Intel is here to help. These  3 IoT Competencies are now available on Intel Partner University, a training site that’s available to all Intel Partner Alliance members:

> Selling IoT Solutions: This recently refreshed Intel Competency comprises 4 courses that provide a broad overview of IoT, explain each of its main components, describe how it works, and recommends what to consider when designing an IoT Solution. You’ll also learn about IoT market opportunities, key ecosystem roles and how they participate, and Intel's approach to selling and recommending IoT solutions.

> Edge AI Fundamentals: Recently relaunched as a technical competency, this curriculum offers 5 courses. They cover Intel's Edge Inference products for delivering high performance, fast responsiveness, and deep learning at data centers and the edge for a wide range of AI-based vertical applications. You’ll dive into the technical aspects, too. That includes the OpenVINO Toolkit, Intel Movidius Visual Processing Unit, model optimizers, inference engines and Intel DevCloud.

> IoT for Manufacturing: This recently launched Competency includes 8 courses. They cover 12 key strategies for developing an IoT vision and driving it to scale. Other topics include driving business value, impacts of Covid-19, and manufacturing’s “next normal.”

Check out Intel Partner University. It’s available to all Intel Partner Alliance members. Not yet an Alliance member? Register or activate your membership now.

 

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Intel plans to take Mobileye public

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by Peter Krass on 12/07/2021
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Much of the world may be starting to wind down for the holiday season, but not Intel and its new CEO. Last night Pat Gelsinger announced that Intel plans to take Mobileye public in mid-2022.

Mobileye is a provider of advanced driver-assistance systems. Intel acquired Mobileye in 2017 for $15.3 billion, and it currently holds 100% of the company’s stock.

The IPO plan calls for many elements to remain in place. Ammon Shashua, a Mobileye co-founder, will remain as the company’s CEO. Intel and Mobileye will remain as partners. And Intel intends to remain a majority shareholder of Mobileye, with no plans to spin off or further divest its majority ownership.

Mobileye

Why take Mobileye public? By way of an answer, Intel says the IPO will “unlock” the value of Mobileye while also letting the company build on its successful track record.

Intel also points out that the auto electronics market is growing fast. A McKinsey & Co. /Intel report predicts that semiconductors will represent 20% of a premium vehicle’s total bill-of-materials by 2030.

Key milestones

Don’t know much about Mobileye? Here are some of the company’s key milestones:

1999: Founded in Israel by Amnon Shashua, Ziv Aviram and Norio Ichihashi

2004: Samples its first camera-based advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS). Called EyeQ, it’s a system-on-chip running on a 180 nm process.

2007: Goes into production with 3 automakers.

2010: Tech offered in 36 car models of 7 brands.

2014: Goes public on the New York Stock Exchange with an IPO valuation of $5.3 billion.

2017: Acquired by Intel; Ziv Aviram retires, Amnon Shashua becomes CEO.

2019: Tech now in over 300 car models with 28 brands, for a total of 60 million vehicles worldwide.

2020: Company’s business expands to 3 areas: ADAS, automated driving and mapping. Annual revenue approaches the $1 billion mark.

2021: Announces self-driving robotaxi (pictured below) powered by the Mobileye Drive self-driving system. The first cars will be deployed in 2022 in two cities: Munich, Germany, and Tel Aviv, Israel.

Mobileye robotaxi

Learn more:

> Press release: Intel announces intent to take Mobileye public

> Video from IAA Mobility 2021: Intel CEO on the role of tech in the future of mobility

About Mobileye

 

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Research roundup: cybercrime, AI for sales, wearables

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by Peter Krass on 12/06/2021
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Cybercriminals are gearing up for 2022. B2B sales teams are going to use AI. And wearables shipments are strong.

That’s some of the latest from leading IT research firms. And here’s your tech provider’s roundup.

Cybersecurity: no easing ahead

Think cybercrime problem is going to get better? Think again, says info services provider Experian.

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It finds the number of data breaches has increased 17% this year, for a total of 1,200. Even worse, the number of ransomware attacks has doubled over last year.

“Businesses must increase their focus and move past simply catching up to the ‘new normal,’” says Michael Bruemmer, Experian’s head of data-breach resolutions.

Looking ahead to 2022, Experian’s new Data Breach Industry Forecast makes the following predictions:

> Natural disasters resulting from climate change will create new opportunities for cybercrime. Phishing attempts will be masked as charitable giving requests.

> Online sports betting, legal in a growing number of U.S. states, will be targeted by phishing attacks. The large pools of money flowing from gamblers to online casinos will make a tempting target.

> Cyberdemic 2.0: That’s Experian’s term for the risks inherent in adaptations made in response to the pandemic, including telehealth, remote work and contact tracing. Many people working from home have become the weak links in their organizations’ security system. These people are also likely to be the main targets of cybercrooks.

AI: big-time aid for B2B sales

If you still think of artificial intelligence as a solution in search of a problem, it may be time to adjust your attitude. Industry analyst Gartner now predicts AI will be used by three-quarters of all B2B sales organizations — and by as soon as 2025.

Right now, AI adoption in the B2B industry is pretty low, Gartner admits. But that’s set to change, and soon.

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Two factors could power the shift. One, the massive amounts of data now available to sales organizations. And two, what Gartner calls “revitalized” budgets. In other words, B2B sales teams will have loads of information to crunch and plenty of money to burn.

“Advancements in sales technology — particularly in the areas of AI and machine learning — are forcing sales-enablement leaders to rethink the seller skills they need,” says Steve Rietberg, a Gartner analyst. “Sellers can no longer exclusively rely on intuition-based selling to push a deal over the finish line.”

Wearables: shipments rising, shifting  

Like your new Apple Watch? You’re not alone. Wearables shipments in the third quarter rose nearly 10% worldwide, reaching a total of 138.4 million units, according to market watcher IDC.

Shipments of so-called hearables — that’s mainly smart earbuds — grew the fastest, nearly 27% over the same quarter last year. Hearables also accounted for nearly 65% of all wearable devices shipped in Q3, making them the single biggest sector.

The second biggest category? That would be wrist-worn devices, such as smart watches and fitness wristbands. They accounted for nearly 35% of all wearables shipped in the quarter, IDC says.

Also, within the wrist-worn category, global demand is slowly shifting from fitness bands to watches. In part, that’s due to the growing availability of cheap — sub-$100 — smart watches from brands based in India and China.

But pressure is also coming from the high end. Just take a look at the latest feature-rich smart watches now available from Apple, Samsung and Huawei.

Apple Watches

Indeed, Apple in the third quarter was the world’s No. 1 brand for wearables. During the third quarter, IDC says, Apple shipped some 39.8 million wearable devices, capturing a 29% share of the market.

 

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Intel in 2021: The 10 boldest moves

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by Peter Krass on 12/02/2021
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It’s been a big year for Intel. Here’s your tech provider’s roundup of the company’s 10 biggest moves.

January 13: Intel appoints Pat Gelsinger as its new chief executive officer. He officially starts working in the CEO role on Feb. 15.

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel

March 23: On the job for less than two months, CEO Gelsinger announces Intel’s new IDM 2.0 strategy. The plan calls for Intel to both act as a chip foundry for other companies and rely on other companies for their foundry services. Intel also committed to investing $20 billion to build two new fabs in Arizona.

April 6: Intel introduces the latest 3rd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Codenamed “Ice Lake,” these are the company’s highest performing server CPUs, and they feature built-in AI and security.

June 16: Intel forms the Government Affairs Advisory Committee. Including members from Ford, Boeing and Lenovo, the committee will help Intel leaders with government and other political issues. It plans to meet three times a year.

July 29: Intel introduces the Intel NUC 11 gaming PC. Codenamed “Beast Canyon,” it’s designed for high-end gaming and is powered by an 11th gen Intel Core (up to i9) processor.

Intel NUC 11 gaming PC

August 2: A new Intel-sponsored survey finds 40% of employees spend 2 to 3 hours a week fixing productivity apps. And 1 in 3 spend the same 2 to 3 hours troubleshooting video conferencing. Intel also points out that its Intel Evo vPro Platform provides a fix. Evo vPro laptops offer business-class performance, simple connectivity, long battery life, bright displays, and seamless manageability.

August 19: At the Intel Architecture Day event, Intel provided details on Alder Lake, a next-gen client system-on-chip (SoC); Sapphire Rapids, the next generation of Xeon Scalable processors; Mount Evans, a new networking architecture; Ponte Vecchio, a new SoC for servers; and Xe-HPG, a client-side graphics microarchitecture.

October 12: Intel introduces the 12th gen Intel Core processors. In a huge design shift, this PC processor family is built around 2 microarchitectures: Performance-cores and Efficient-cores.

12th gen Intel Core processor architecture

October 27: At its Intel Innovation 2021 event, the company returns to its developer roots. That includes the creation of the Intel Developer Zone, a simplified and unified site; oneAPI 2022, a collection of developer environments; and 11 new Centers of Excellence.

November 18: Speaking at the Intel Partner Forum event, GM of global partners and support John Kalvin announces new priorities to help partners grow, provide better integration with the ecosystem, and simplify the partner experience/

ADDENDUMOn Dec. 6, Intel announced plans to take Mobileye public via an IPO in mid-2022. Intel acquired Mobileye, which develops advanced driver-assistance tech, in 2017 and currently owns 100% of Mobileye's shares.

 

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Why your SMB customers should meet Intel NUC

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by Peter Krass on 11/30/2021
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Intel NUC and small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are a match made in business heaven.

As you may know, there’s nothing small about the computing needs of small businesses. Likewise, there’s nothing small about the compute power of an Intel NUC.

In fact, Intel NUCs pack the power and performance of the latest-generation, full-size desktop PCs. Yet they come in a form factor small enough to hold in your hand.

Your options range from Intel NUC boards for embedded applications to ready-to-run business mini PCs. All backed by Intel’s reputation for quality and innovation.

NUCs for business

Sounds too good to be true? Check out these key Intel NUC products for SMBs in the Intel Partner Marketing Studio (available to all Intel Partner Alliance members):

Intel NUC 9 Pro Kit

This compact workstation has room for the latest desktop graphics. Powered by the Intel NUC 9 Pro Compute Element, it’s the first Intel NUC workstation that can handle demanding tasks such as content creation, AI development and inference, edge analytics, data visualization and CAD.

Intel NUC M15 Laptop Kit

Intel’s first performance laptop kit is also one you can customize and brand for both work and home use. The device’s 15.6-inch design packs an 11th gen Intel Core processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, and both Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

Intel NUC M15 Laptop kit

Intel NUC P14 Laptop Element

This touchscreen business laptop offers modular compute, meaning you can integrate your choice of Intel NUC 11 Compute Elements and sell at your pace with just-in-time integration. Customize this laptop with your choice of operating system, memory and storage. You can brand it, too.

Get sales & marketing help

To help you serve your SMB customers with Intel NUC products, Intel is now offering a variety of marketing resources. They’re waiting for you now.

Check out the Intel NUC Marketing Center. It provides sales tools and marketing assets you can use. These include product images, brochures, decision trees, technical documents and videos. 

The Intel NUC Navigator is another tool that’s ready to help you now. It can guide you to the right Intel NUC for your customers’ workloads, help you grow your own business, and offer support for both selling and implementing Intel NUC business devices.

Have SMB customers who are looking for a small but powerful PC solution? Tell them about Intel NUC. 

And check out these additional resources:

> Intel NUC for Business

> Watch the video: Intel NUC — Small but mighty

 

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Get the week’s top news from CRN: Nvidia, Apple, Palo Alto Nets, more

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by Peter Krass on 11/19/2021
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Nvidia likes the metaverse. Apple has set a date for returning to the office. Palo Alto Networks is outpacing the competition.

These are among the top 5 IT news stories reported this week by CRN. Here’s your tech provider’s roundup:

Nvidia CEO sees Opportunity in the Metaverse

Chief executive Jensen Huang (pictured below) believes the internet’s next phase will include virtual 3-D worlds. That, he adds, should drive serious demand for the chipmaker’s Omniverse software and GPU hardware.

Jensen Huang, CEO, Nvidia

Women of the Channel: Connecting with Customers

Lisa Allen, VP of field sales at Dynabook, and Jennifer Binet, senior VP of enterprise sales at Sectigo, discuss how their businesses have changed over the past 19 months, the importance of “giving to get,” and the pluses and minuses of connecting virtually.

Apple Workers Returning to the Office on Feb. 1

CEO Tim Cook informed Apple employees they’ll be returning to the office on Feb. 1, 2022. The company’s return will be staggered.

Palo Alto Networks: ‘We’re 18 - 24 Months Ahead of Rivals’

Chairman and CEO Nikesh Arora tells investors his platform-security company had more cloud-security annual recurring revenue in just one quarter than its upstart rivals posted over an entire year.

20 Cool Gadget Gift Ideas for Techies

From toys and smart-home devices to wearables and video-game consoles, CRN’s Holiday Gift Guide gives you the scoop on suggestions for cool holiday gifts. Not all are what you’d expect.

 

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