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The ASCII Group Awards AVG Managed Workplace/ AVG CloudCare the Coveted ASCII Cup 2013

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Bethesda, Maryland September 23, 2013 — The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent MSPs, VARs and Solution Providers, is pleased to announce the award winners for its annual ASCII Cup, Top Contenders and Esteemed Noble Partners.  These awards are bestowed annually to a technology company that has shown outstanding channel goodwill and a commitment to helping ASCII members grow their revenue and serve their customers more effectively.  Winners are voted upon by ASCII members at regional events, and the Cup and awards were presented at the ASCII Success Summit in Austin, Texas.

The humble beginnings of the ASCII Cup are unknown; some say it was discovered after packing up the last box of the final Comdex show, while others think it was discovered in the secret tunnels under a certain campus in Redmond.  Some even believe it has been handed down by the Knights Templar.  Regardless of its origins, the ASCII Cup has power.  As the legend goes, for those who are bestowed to guard it, they will prosper from its keeping.  For those who drink from it, they will flourish from its power. 

The 2013 winners of The ASCII Cup, Top Contenders and Esteemed Noble Partners were announced at a private industry gathering at the Speakeasy in Austin on September 19. 

The ASCII Group is proud and delighted to honor the recipients of this year’s ASCII Cup, for they exemplify the principles on which the Cup was established.

The 2013 ASCII Cup Vendor of the Year is AVG Managed Workplace / AVG CloudCare.

Knighted as the Top Four Contenders for The ASCII Cup are Lenovo, Datto, HP and LogMeIn.

Knighted as The Distributor of the Year was D&H for getting the most votes throughout the year in this category.

Recognized as Esteemed Noble Partners are Reflexion Networks, Symantec, Autotask, RapidFire Tools and Vertical Axion.

“It is with great pleasure that the ASCII Group community congratulates AVG as this year’s ASCII Cup recipient.  We would also like to acknowledge the Top Contenders and Esteemed Noble Partners, and all of the companies featured for having had a significant effect on the advancement of the channel,” said Jerry Koutavas, President, The ASCII Group, Inc.

Photos and video of the celebration will be made available on the ASCII Facebook page and The ASCII Cup website.

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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.  You can learn more at or by calling 800-394-2724.



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