• In our ongoing quest to provide you with the best business advice possible, we’ve partnered with The ASCII Group and their members who are going to share their thoughts on timely topics or best business practices. In this article, ASCII members answered our questions about how they refer to themselves and why., as well as what that means for their business.

  • The need for managed IT services continues to grow. According to data, about 45% of businesses plan to partner with a managed security services provider to bolster their IT security, especially in the cloud. This is in response to a rising need for better cybersecurity for organizations running IT systems. Other top IT trends changing businesses' needs for managed IT services include generative AI and ChatGPT, the Internet of Things (IoT), and low-code, no-code technologies. So, how does the future look for businesses seeking managed IT services to sustain operations? Here's what you need to know for 2023.

  • Between clients’ tightening budgets, the increased costs of materials, and the ongoing talent shortage, it is crucial for MSPs to stay one step ahead of the competition both from a technology and a cost standpoint. This means that MSPs need to constantly explore new opportunities and adapt their offerings while keeping an eye on efficiency and cost-effectiveness – a task often easier said than done.



  • ASCII Completes The Big Picture

    A common thread that links business owners together is their focus on the ‘The Big Picture’ and how they can grow and improve their organization. But with clients becoming more sophisticated and technology more of a commodity, how do you set yourself apart from the pack?


  • The ASCII Group is a vibrant community of independent MSPs, VARS and solution providers in North America. The organization offers members leveraged purchasing programs, education and training, knowledge sharing among peers, discounts on business services, and more. Founded in 1984 by Alan Weinberger, ASCII is the oldest and largest group of independent IT solution providers, integrators and VARS in the world.

  • CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry.

  • RSPA stands for Retail Solutions Providers Association. We are the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry.