The new Intel Partner Alliance, launched in January, offers you some powerful benefits. But to enjoy those benefits, you’ll need to make sure you’ve activated your account.
IPA unifies all Intel partners on a single platform to enable both collaboration and innovation. The program’s AI-based website connects you and other partners with new technology, a network of other partners, and a marketplace for collaboration.
As an IPA member, you can also gain access to Intel technology and solutions guides; insights and best practices from Intel’s cloud, FPGA and Internet of Things (IoT) communities; marketing and sales tools; and deep training curriculums with specialized paths.
IPA’s new personalization features will deliver pages and content to you based on your role, tier and job duties. All IPA members are assigned to 1 of 9 roles, including distributor, cloud & communications service provider, OEM and solution provider.
If you haven’t yet activated your IPA account, the good news is, it’s pretty quick and simple.
First, you’ll need to complete the registration and an online profile. You’ll verify your business model and compliance with the program role. Then you’ll wait (briefly) for Intel to accept your application. Once that happens, you’re done.
In addition, you may qualify for extra IPA role benefits:
> Gold: Access to both Intel Partner University, Intel Solutions Marketplace and Intel Partner Marketing Studio; customer support with a 24-hour SLA; personalized website; invitations to partner events; points accrual and redemption for certain roles; badge; .
> Titanium: Everything in Gold, plus a 3-hour SLA for customer support, and access to NDA content such as business and technology disclosures.
> Specialty: Gain a competitive advantage in supplying complete solutions to both new and existing customers. Specialty programs are in place now for AI, cloud data center, high performance computing, enthusiast PC, Intel Optane technology, Design as a Service (DaaS), and managed services.