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Intel intros online marketplace for SMBs

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SANTA CLARA, USA: Intel Corp. has introduced an online storefront and business solution Web portal designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

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The Intel Business Exchange (Intel BX) brings together offerings such as bundled software and hardware, stand-alone business applications and services. Those accessing the site can research products and services, request quotes and connect with solution providers to speed the identification, selection and implementation of the technology they need to run their businesses.

To help SMB professionals find answers to their toughest business challenges, the community-enabled Web site includes resources such as product descriptions, interactive demonstrations, whitepapers, case studies, blog entries and user-submitted product ratings and reviews. Product categories currently featured on Intel Business Exchange include storage, security, telecommunications, on-premise business applications and on-demand business applications.

"We have broken new ground with the introduction of the Intel Business Exchange" said Renee James, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Software and Solutions Group. "Intel BX brings together leading resources and platform solutions built on Intel technology with best-of-breed solution providers to create a seamless, one-stop shopping experience for SMB customers."

In support of the announcement, AllBusiness.com, an online media and e-commerce company, launched AllBusiness Exchange, a stand-alone solutions marketplace powered by Intel Business Exchange, to sell Intel-based technology.

In addition to being a resource for SMBs, Intel Business Exchange helps independent software vendors (ISVs) and channel partners reach potential customers. ISVs currently participating in Intel Business Exchange include AMI, Doculex, Everest, Fonality, Microsoft, Open-E, salesforce.com, Symantec and Tripwire.