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The ASCII Group Awards Datto the Coveted 2017 ASCII Cup

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Bethesda, Maryland – October 26, 2017 — The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of independent North American MSPs, VARs and Solution Providers, is pleased to announce the winners of its annual ASCII Cup, with awards given to the ASCII Cup winner, Top 10 Vendors, and Top Distributor.  The awards are presented each October to technology companies that have showcased channel goodwill and a commitment to helping ASCII members grow their IT businesses.  Winners are voted upon by ASCII members at regional events, and the Cup and awards were presented at the ASCII Success Summit on October 26, in Washington, D.C.

ASCII Success Summit attendees vote for the vendors in 10 different categories: Best Education; Best Technical Demonstration; Best IT Workshop; Best Keynote Presentation; Best Partner Incentives; Best Market Opportunity; Best Productivity Solution; Best Revenue Generator; Best Channel Programs; and Best Distributor.  The winners at each Summit are selected based on the votes by the solution providers in attendance; at the end of the year, the winner of the ASCII Cup is determined by tabulating the results of all nine events.  The 2017 winners of The ASCII Cup, Top 10 Vendors and Distributor of the Year were announced at a private industry gathering.

The ASCII Group is pleased to honor the recipients of this year’s ASCII Cup, for they represent the principles on which the Cup was established.

The 2017 ASCII Cup Vendor of the Year is Datto.

Top Vendor #2 for ASCII Cup 2017 – Pax8

Top Vendor #3 for ASCII Cup 2017 – Cytracom

Top Vendor #4 for ASCII Cup 2017 – IT Glue

Top Vendor #5 for ASCII Cup 2017 – RapidFire Tools

Top Vendor #6 for ASCII Cup 2017 – Vertical Axion

Top Vendor #7 for ASCII Cup 2017 – Carvir

Top Vendor #8 for ASCII Cup 2017 – Mailprotector

Top Vendor #9 for ASCII Cup 2017 – ChannelOnline

Top Vendor #10 for ASCII Cup 2017 – Solutions Granted

Distributor of the Year for ASCII 2017 Cup was Pax8.

“The ASCII Group and its community would like to congratulate Datto on winning the 2017 ASCII Cup.  We would also like to recognize the Top 10 Vendors and the Distributor of the Year, and thank all of the companies that were featured at our Success Summits this year, for remaining committed to the channel and delivering value to our members,” said Jerry Koutavas, President, The ASCII Group.

Photos of the celebration will be made available on The ASCII Group and The ASCII Cup Facebook pages.

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The ASCII Group is the premier community of North American MSPs, VARs and solution providers. The group has over 1,300 members located throughout the U.S. and Canada, and membership encompasses everyone from credentialed MSPs serving the SMB community to multi-location solution providers with a national reach. Founded in 1984, ASCII provides services to members including leveraged purchasing programs, education and training, marketing assistance, and extensive peer interaction.  ASCII works with a vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors that complement the ASCII community and support its mission of helping MSPs and VARs grow their businesses. For more information, please visit




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