The ASCII Group is a vibrant community of independent MSPs, VARs, and other solution providers. Formed in 1984, ASCII has more than 70 programs that provide turnkey cost-cutting strategies, innovative business building programs, and extensive peer interaction. ASCII members enjoy benefits such as marketing support, educational information, group purchasing power, increased leverage in the marketplace, and multiple networking opportunities. These programs enable ASCII members to increase revenue, lower operating costs, and grow service opportunities.

Most solution and managed service providers cannot afford many of the needed resources for marketing, product research, strategic alliances, public relations, customer retention and vendor management and discovery. As with many businesses these roles and responsibilities either fall directly back on the principal of the company or are divided across the entire staff. The end result is less focus, less production.In the absolute worst case scenario, these functions are not fulfilled at all.

ASCII helps solution providers refocus their efforts back on revenue generating activities while our team supports key functions in operations, sales and marketing and vendor management. In addition, solution providers gain additional benefits from the group at large in terms of product research, best practices and sub-contracting opportunities through a national IT knowledge exchange resulting in over 180,000 postings by fellow IT community members.