News | March 26, 2014

ASCII Announces Austin Success Summit Awards

Bernadette Wilson

By Bernadette Wilson

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The ASCII Group, Inc. announces award winners from its 2014 Success Summit in Austin, held March 19-20. At each of the ASCII Success Summits in 2014, members of the solutions provider community attending the event vote for their choices in categories such as solutions, new products, channel programs, promotions and incentives, and sales and support.

"The ASCII Group is dedicated to exposing our members to the best vendors as part of our mission to help the independent solution provider community expand and thrive," said Jerry Koutavas.  "It is important to acknowledge these companies for their continued support for the channel and their commitment to quality products that allow our members to ably serve their clients."

Datto won the overall “Best of Show” award, also receiving awards for “Best Hardware Solution” and “Best New Product.”

StorageCraft won “Best Software Solution,” JetStream won “Best Cloud Solution,” and GFI MAX won “Best Revenue Generator.” The “Best Channel Incentives” award went to M-Files, and the “Best Channel Program” and the “Best Partner Commitment” awards went to HP.

APC-Schneider Electric received the “Best Customer Support” award, and Pax8 received the “Best Distribution Sales Support” award.

For 30 years, The ASCII Group has leveraged the power of community to benefit its members.  The Austin Success Summit is stop number two on an eight city conference tour drawing solution providers, leading technology vendors and industry experts.  Online registration is open for the five remaining 2014 ASCII IT SMB Success Summits at

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.