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The ASCII Group Announces Best of Show Award Winners from Austin 2016 Success Summit

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Bethesda, Maryland – February 24, 2016 — The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent MSPs, VARs and solution providers, is pleased to announce the ‘Best of Show’ award winners from its 2016 IT SMB Success Summit in Austin, Texas.  The awards are voted on by the attending solution providers, and honor the industry sponsors in multiple Best of Show categories.  

“The ASCII Group continues to showcase best of breed technology for the SMB marketplace,” said Jerry Koutavas, President of The ASCII Group.  “With a commitment to quality products and sustained support for the channel, these companies enable our members to build revenue while supporting the needs of their clients.”

Pre-Day Summit

Best Education: ConnectWise

Best Technical Demo: Sophos

Best IT Workshop:  ConnectWise


Main Day Summit

Best Rapid Pitch:  Vertiscale

Best Keynote Presentation:  Datto

Best Creativity & Innovation: IT Glue

Best Partner Incentives: Cytracom

Best Market Opportunity: StorageCraft

Best Security Solution: Bitdefender

Best Security Solution Top Contender: Passportal

Best Productivity Solution: IT Glue

Best Productivity Solution Top Contender: ConnectWise

Best Storage Solution: Data Deposit Box

Best Cloud Solution Top Contender: ConnectWise

Best Storage Solution: Data Deposit Box

Best Cloud Solution Top Contender: Mailprotector

Best Revenue Generator: Cytracom

Best Revenue Generator Top Contender: ConnectWise

Best Channel Program: Cytracom

Best Channel Program Top Contender: Datto

Top Distribution: Pax8

Best Partner Involvement: Datto, QuoteWerks & StorageCraft

Best of Show: IT Glue

For 32 years, The ASCII Group has leveraged the power of community to benefit its members.  The Austin Success Summit was the first stop on an eight city conference tour drawing solution providers, leading technology vendors and industry experts.  Online registration is open for the seven remaining 2016 ASCII IT SMB Success Summits at

About The ASCII Group, Inc:

The ASCII Group is a vibrant reseller 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.