Founded in 1984, ASCII is the oldest and largest group of independent information technology (IT) solution providers, integrators and value added resellers (VARs) in the world. The original ASCII business model was created by Alan Weinberger who forged the network out of a failing franchise of software retail stores owned by Ashton-Tate, a major software publisher of the time. The 40 independent software retailers decided to join together as a buying group and pay monthly fees to support their organization and in turn support each other and their programs for mutual benefit.
Today, the organization’s focus remains the same -- providing solution providers with the tools necessary to survive and grow in the competitive technology market. These tools include leveraged purchasing programs both through major computer products distributors and direct with manufacturers, education and training, knowledge sharing among peers, sizable discounts on business services such as errors and omissions/business liability insurance, and an automated marketing service to increase exposure and sales opportunities for your company.
"Membership surprised me, the amount of resources and tools for the community was spot on."
Member Since 2005