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ASK Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

Friday, February 23, 2018  
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Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ASK to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.

In today’s fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN’s MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premises and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services.

With a growing need for managed security and cybersecurity services for the SMB market, ASK invested its resources and talent into the launch of its Enhanced Security Services division in 2016. Since then, ASK has continued to grow the division and expanding services into end-user training, Live Security Monitoring, and risk assessments. This is ASK’s second year in a row being recognized in the MSP 500 Security 100 category.

“Managed service providers have become integral to the success of businesses everywhere, both large and small,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Capable MSPs enable companies to take their cloud computing to the next level, streamline spending, effectively allocate limited resources and navigate the vast field of available technologies. The companies on CRN’s 2018 MSP 500 list stand out for their innovative services, excellence in adapting to customers’ changing needs and demonstrated ability to help businesses get the most out of their IT investments.”

“By offering managed IT services and managed security services, we can lead the discussion with our clients and make sure their businesses are well equipped for future,” said Michael Maddox, President of ASK. “Security issues are becoming more complex every day. Our clients depend on us for security recommendations, best practices, and security solutions to help propel their business forward. We are honored to be recognized with this award for two years in a row.”
The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at

About ASK

ASK is a world class provider of best of breed IT hardware, software, service, and security solutions. ASK’s combination of personalized customer attention, technical excellence, and project efficiency has resulted in its reputation as a leading provider of technical solutions in the Midwest. ASK is committed to taking the hassle out of technology to allow its customers to more effectively run their businesses. ASK’s value is in its ability to combine superior technology with outstanding service.

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