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The ASCII Group Awards Pax8 the Coveted 2019 ASCII Cup

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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 SMB IT Success Summit Top Distributor of the Year.

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 attendees at regional events, and the Cup and awards were presented at the ASCII Success Summit on October 25, in Boston, MA.

At each regional event, ASCII Success Summit attendees vote for the vendors in 12 different categories: Best Education; Best Partner Incentives; Best Overall Presentation; Best Rapid Pitch; Best Keynote Presentation; Most Innovative Solution; Best Market Opportunity; Best Partner Support; Best Channel Program; Best Revenue Generator; Top Distributor; and Best Partner Involvement.

The winners at each Summit are selected based on the total number of votes by the MSPs, VARs and solution providers in attendance; at the end of the year, the winner of The ASCII Cup is determined by tabulating the results of all submitted ballots. The 2019 winners of The ASCII Cup, Top 10 Vendors and SMB IT Success Summit Top Distributor of the Year were announced at a private industry gathering.

The 2019 ASCII Cup Vendor of the Year – Pax8

The ASCII Group is pleased to honor the award recipients of this year’s ASCII Cup:

First Runner-Up – Datto

3rd Place – Solutions Granted

4th Place – ID Agent

5th Place – Vertical Axion

6th Place – Mailprotector

7th Place – RocketCyber

8th Place – SolarWinds Passportal

9th Place – ConnectMeVoice

10th Place – GreenLink Networks

ASCII SMB IT Success Summit Top Distributor of the Year – Pax8

“On behalf of The ASCII Group and its community, we congratulate Pax8 on winning the 2019 ASCII Cup and the ASCII SMB IT Success Summit Top Distributor of the Year for the second year in a row.  In addition, we also wish to acknowledge the Top 10 Vendors and extend a big thank you to all of the companies that participated at our Success Summits this year. With over 70 unique vendors garnering votes and hundreds of ballots counted, we see first-hand the value that our sponsors bring to the membership and we applaud their commitment to continually provide innovative and channel-focused solutions,” said Shannon Mayer, Vice President of Channel Development, The ASCII Group.

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

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About The ASCII Group, Inc:

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 and international reach. Founded in 1984, ASCII provides services to members including leveraged purchasing programs, education and training, marketing assistance, extensive peer interaction and more.  ASCII works with a vibrant ecosystem of leading and major technology vendors that complement the ASCII community and support the mission of helping MSPs and VARs to grow their businesses. For more information, please visit


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