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.
Advisory Board Members
VanGuard Technologies, Toledo, OH
Software To Go, St. Peters, MO
Macro Systems, Fairfax, VA
PointClear Networks, Fairhope, AL
Triada Networks, Northvale, NJ
C.I.M Solutions Inc., Brampton, ON
Fast Computers, Hagersville, ON
Fluid Designs, Inc., Union, NJ
Technology on Demand, Yorktown Heights, NY
Iron Horse Computers, Springfield, VA
Meet the Team
Alan Weinberger founded The ASCII Group, Inc. (ASCII) in 1984 with 40 computer dealers. It was the first neutral, industry "Community Network" of independent computer resellers. He has successfully run the company for the nearly 30 years as its CEO and Chairman of the Board. The original model has now expanded with over 80 agreements that benefit solution providers throughout the United States and Canada - all tied together in a singular network. ASCII works cooperatively through its Advisory Board of Solution Providers to leverage its buying power and market power for the benefit of its independent solution providers, and to promote the independent solution provider as the best advisor for businesses to learn from and purchase IT products and services.
Mr. Weinberger is universally recognized by major manufacturers, solution providers and the national and trade press as a preeminent evangelist and spokesman for the IT industry in general, and for the channel of solution providers, specifically. He is known for impeccable integrity and fairness to all, with business acumen and leadership at the helm of one of the most influential neutral channel organizations worldwide.
Among the numerous honors Mr. Weinberger has received, key accolades include being named: One of the Top 25 Most Influential Executives in the Computer Industry by CRN; Executive of the Year by Cyber Channels e-Innovator Awards in 2000. Major newspapers including The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and the San Jose Mercury News have published lead editorials by Alan Weinberger on behalf of the industry. During the Microsoft Anti-Trust suit, Bill Gates wrote a lead op-ed in 1998 in the WSJ and Alan Weinberger was asked to write the only other op-ed, speaking for the IT industry. He has also played a key role on TV and in the press in the stockholder vote to approve HP's acquisition of Compaq.
Mr. Weinberger has a B.A and J.D. degree from NYU, and an LL.M. from Harvard University.