Our readers have never given the IT community gold medal to anyone but CompTIA Inc. This time out, however, they awarded the bronze medal to The 20, a collection of independently owned MSPs with common tools, processes, and resources that has some of the characteristics of an IT community but does a whole lot more.
The ASCII Group is a community of independent MSPs, VARS and other solution providers. The organization offers members leveraged purchasing programs, education and training, knowledge sharing among peers, discounts on business services, and an automated marketing service to increase exposure and sales opportunities. Founded in 1984, ASCII is the oldest and largest group of independent IT solution providers, integrators and VARS in the world. For more information about The ASCII Group visit www.ascii.com.
The 20 is a results-oriented business development group for the IT Industry focused on ultimate scalability and aggressive growth for Managed Service Providers. Based on the 80/20 rule, which states that 20 percent of companies in any given industry dominate that industry, The 20 provides a proven multi-million dollar sales model, collective expertise, a standardized singular model for maximum efficiency, and unified resources to propel MSPs into the top 20% of the IT industry.