Inside ASCII Featured Articles

  1. Growing MSPs Share Advantages Of ASCII Membership
    6/6/2016

    Three successful managed services providers (MSPs) detailed how The ASCII Group has benefitted their businesses during a lively panel discussion at Business Solutions’ Channel Transitions Conference June 2 in Philadelphia.

  2. What A “Hippie Rock Guitarist With Top Secret Clearances” Has To Do With Managed Services
    4/28/2016

    Jeff “Skunk” Baxter wasn’t involved with any bombs during his days as a founding member of Steely Dan or his five-year run with the Doobie Brothers, however — at least since the mid-1980s — his life has been filled with them. Wait, let me explain. Baxter, 67, closed the ASCII Success Summit held in Milwaukee, WI by discussing his transition from Doobie Brother to national security expert. That’s right; the long-time musician with eight platinum records to his credit (he’s been performing since 1968) has become one of the national-security world’s most well-known counterterrorism experts. In this role, Baxter helps both policy makers and defense contractors better understand the way terrorists think and plan attacks.

  3. From ASCII Milwaukee: Build A Better Brand Through SOPs
    4/28/2016

    I can’t keep up with Karl Palachuk. Recognized in our channel as a managed services pioneer and the owner of solution provider advisor Small Biz Thoughts, Palachuk dispensed an avalanche of wisdom today at the ASCII Success Summit in Milwaukee, so much that I couldn’t capture it all.

  4. From ASCII Milwaukee: Continuity Is Key To Selling Backup
    4/28/2016

    Datto Vice President of Business Development Rob Rae said to forget about acts of God and focus on continuity if you want channel success during his presentation at the ASCII Success Summit in Milwaukee, WI. “Backup means fires, floods, tornados, and hurricanes,” Rae said. “Most people think acts of God won’t happen to them, so stop selling backup and start selling continuity.”

  5. LOGICnow’s O’Bray Provides State Of The MSP Market Address At ASCII Milwaukee
    4/28/2016

    “The MSP market is growing, changing from a first generation MSP to second generation MSP,” said Kelly O’Bray, Global Community Manager at LOGICnow, who presented expert market analysis before a packed house at the ASCII Success Summit in Milwaukee, WI. As a result of this growth, MSPs now have more predictability of service, budget reliability, and better control of resources.

  6. VAR Lesson From ASCII Milwaukee: Laser Focus On A Market
    4/28/2016

    At the ASCII Success Summit in Milwaukee today, C.J. Ezell, CEO of managed services provider PointClear Networks, gave an encore performance of his 2015 ASCII presentation titled “Adding Dental Integration To Your Managed Services Practice.”

  7. Pool Helps ASCII MSPs Understand “One Hour Marketing”
    4/27/2016

    Herman Pool has worn many hats during his lifetime: entrepreneur, managed services provider, father (now grandfather), and marketing guru among them. Later this year he will add one more title to that list – author – and so he shared highlights from his soon-to-be-published book One Hour Marketing on stage at today’s ASCII Success Summit in Milwaukee.

  8. ConnectWise Partners Share Thoughts On The Cloud And More At ASCII Milwaukee
    4/27/2016

    Scott Dickinson, Community Specialist at ConnectWise, was joined by Jason Guinn, IT Director at WIZ Tech and Dave Stamm of Stamm Technologies for the ConnectWise Partner Panel at the ASCII Success Summit in Milwaukee, WI.

  9. From ASCII Milwaukee: MSPs Can “Hack” Prospects, Grow Sales
    4/27/2016

    ASCII President Jerry Koutavas kicked off the ASCII Success Summit in Milwaukee today instructing nearly 100 MSPs (managed services providers) how to “hack” their prospects. No, no, no – he didn’t encourage attendees to break into someone else’s computer network.

  10. Keys To MSP Success From The ASCII Group
    1/29/2016

    The Business Solutions ASCII Group Special Edition, Keys To MSP Success From The ASCII Group, made possible through the partnership of Business Solutions and The ASCII Group, includes articles from ASCII members on topics such as transitioning to the managed services business model, entering new vertical markets, and expanding your business to offer new solutions.