Intel’s processors power everything from small computers to large-scale artificial intelligence applications. Though demand from cloud computing is significant, approximately 50 percent of Intel’s business across 100 countries still comes from client computing—computers that customers buy for personal and business use. For high-tech pioneers like Intel, getting the latest technology which delivers the best in performance, manageability, and security into the hands of end users is a priority. To reach business customers, Intel partners with Amazon Business which offers over 38 million IT products from more than 90,000 sellers. Intel’s storefront on Amazon Business features business selection and prices for Intel-powered PCs, laptops, and computer accessories. The company’s 10th Generation Intel Core, the latest in its family of processors, are embedded in devices from global manufacturers such as Lenovo, Hewlett Packard, Dell, Acer, and Microsoft.
Benefits for every business
Beyond finding the right product at the right price, many organizations are bogged down by cumbersome procurement processes that hinder efficient purchasing of IT and other business supplies. While an estimated 75 percent of business-to-business tail spend goods will be purchased online by 20221, current unmanaged tail spend represents as much as 20 percent of total procurement spending2.
To streamline the process, Amazon Business provides controls and guardrails to govern spending—tools like Approval Workflows that can be managed by an organization’s purchasing administrator, and Guided Buying to direct all purchasers to organization-recommended and approved products. As well, purchasing managers gain visibility through advanced spend analytics and insights that make reconciliation and budget forecasting more accurate and proactive.
Vokins is quick to point out that this isn’t just an enterprise challenge. Canadian organizations, who Vokins has been serving for more than 9 years, are predominantly small businesses. 98 percent of businesses in the country have fewer than 100 employees, and the number rises to 99.8 percent factoring in medium-sized business with 100 to 499 employees3.
“Amazon Business helps us proliferate Intel technology through a very familiar shopping experience,” said Phil Vokins, Cloud Services Director for Intel Canada. “The impact of Amazon Business is that it’s changing procurement as an activity. Customers have access to hundreds of thousands of suppliers, which makes procurement more efficient, and dynamic pricing and discounts drive real value for businesses.”