ALSO is planning to roll out a new partner programme specifically for artificial intelligence, which it claims will support resellers to start monetising opportunities around the technology.
The Switzerland-based distribution giant claims it wants to help partners to deliver their first AI adoption projects.
The programme will be launched alongside a new AI marketplace platform that ALSO rolled out today.
ALSO claims the marketplace platform brings together technologies, products and services from AI vendors, as well as its own experts, solution architects, data scientists and developers.
Peter Ivanov, who joined ALSO last year, has been appointed as its head of Artificial Intelligence and will be tasked with further expanding the AI marketplace.
The AI market is set to explode over the coming years. ALSO quotes predictions that the addressable market will grow from $156.5bn to more than $300bn by 2024.
The Swiss distributor claims it has been applying artificial intelligence and robotic process automation (RPA) to its own processes since 2017 to improve its service to vendors, resellers and other business partners on a daily basis.
ALSO's AI marketplace will run on the same technology powering its already running Cloud Marketplace platform.
The firm has significantly scaled out its cloud marketplace over the last few years through signing partnerships with distributors across the UK, Israel, Latin America and the Caribbean.
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