By Christine Kern, contributing writer
The ASCII Group, a membership-based community of more than 2,000 independent managed services providers (MSPs), VARs and solutions providers, announced the 2015 ASCII Cup winner, as well as top contenders, and esteemed noble partners. The annual honors are awarded each fall to recognize companies that have demonstrated “channel goodwill and a commitment to helping ASCII members grow their businesses more efficiently.”
ASCII Success Summit attendees vote for vendors at each event in 11 different categories: Best Software Solution; Best Hardware Solution; Best New Product; Best Cloud Solution; Best Revenue Generator; Best Channel Incentive; Best Channel Program; Best Partner Commitment; Best Customer Support; Best Distribution Sales Support; and Best in Show. The winner of the ASCII Cup is determined from the results of each Success Summit vote.
The 2015 ASCII Cup Vendor of the Year is StorageCraft. “We understand that in order for StorageCraft to be successful, we must produce products that allow IT professionals to quickly backup their systems and data and, if needed, easily execute recovery. The ASCII Cup is a vote of confidence from IT professionals who trust StorageCraft to protect their data and systems,” said Scott Barnes, StorageCraft’s chief technology officer. “We will continue to listen to IT professionals in our on-going efforts to enhance our existing products and services and to develop new solutions that give our partners and their customers peace of mind knowing that their systems and data are safe.”
The Top Four Contenders for The ASCII Cup were Datto, eFolder, LogicNow, and Lenovo.
Recognized as Esteemed Noble Partners are BlackStratus, HP, APC by Schneider Electric, Vertical Axion, and QuoteWerks, and the Distributor of the Year is ASI.
“The ASCII Group and its community wholeheartedly congratulate StorageCraft as this year's ASCII Cup recipient. We would also like to recognize the Top Contenders, Esteemed Noble Partners, and all of the companies featured at our Success Summits, for remaining committed to delivering value and significance to the channel,” said Jerry Koutavas, President, The ASCII Group, Inc.