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</span>Today, Intel launched Open Port, Intel's "first public online community," a site dedicated to direct communication between Intel's product & technology experts and the IT community. The video below does a better job than we could in explaining what the community is all about.  One of the many quotes I liked was


"To talk to your end user is a must. The longer it takes to make that connection the more you become disconnected from your end user and what they need and want."


Intel shows the right leadership in welcoming a myriad of views and opinions as well as their plan to engage deeply with their community. The site officially launches next week. Be sure to check it out!