Education Solution Provider Establishes Global Reach
When Portugal’s Magalhães* (“Magellan”) project deployed more than 700,000 PCs to students all over the country, Intel® Education Solutions Alliance partner JP - Inspiring Knowledge (formerly JP Sá Couto) grew from its roots as a small local reseller to become a global technology provider.
Governments and educators all over the wor...ld recognize that to compete in the global information economy, children must have early and enduring access to information and communications technology (ICT) in the school setting. Still, computers alone aren’t enough; successful initiatives must prepare the infrastructure, the people, and the curriculum itself, integrating ICT deeply into the fiber of a country’s education system. Intel has developed a comprehensive approach to implementing these projects, which have benefited millions of students in 70 countries. A worldwide alliance of resellers and other partners has been instrumental to this effort.
The growth opportunities for local partners are extraordinary. For example, when the government of Portugal worked with Intel on a nationwide technology initiative to deploy laptops to every primary-school student (ages 6 to 11), Portuguese reseller and Intel Education Solutions Alliance member JP Sá Couto (now known as JP - Inspiring Knowledge, or JP-IK) was the local partner selected as the PC distributor for the project. That role acted as a springboard that led to exponential growth; today JP-IK operates in more than 70 countries, directly or through partners. Many of those partnerships were orchestrated through the company’s relationship with Intel.
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