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ASK Named One of 2019 Tech Elite Solution Providers by CRN®

Thursday, April 11, 2019  
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Tech Elite 250 List Recognizes Highest Achieving IT Solution Providers in Vendor Certifications

Application Specialist Kompany (ASK) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named ASK to its 2019 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list honors a select group of North American IT solution providers that have earned the highest number of advanced technical certifications from leading technology suppliers, scaled to their company size. These companies have distinguished themselves with multiple, top-level IT certifications, specializations, and partner program designations from the industry’s most prestigious technology providers.

To compile this annual list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors work together to identify the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Companies who have earned these elite designations— which enable solution providers to deliver premium products, services and customer support—are then selected from a pool of online applicants.

ASK believes in the importance of ongoing training and skill development, especially with how rapidly the technology industry changes. ASK has training and development programs in place for its staff to learn new technologies and to enhance existing knowledge. Through mentorship, job shadows, seminars, and digital studies, ASK’s staff can cross-train one another and expand their skillsets.

“CRN’s Tech Elite 250 list recognizes solution providers with extensive technical knowledge and premier certifications,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Pursuit of vendor certifications and broader skill sets in a wide range of technologies and IT practices, proves a solution provider is committed to delivering maximum business value from those technologies and giving their customers the highest level of service.”

“Training has always been important to us at ASK,” said Mike Maddox, President and CEO of ASK. “Iron sharpens iron and with training programs in place, our staff becomes stronger individuals and stronger as a team. It’s impossible for us to stay on the leading edge of technology without training programs in place. I firmly believe that we’ve gotten to where we are today because we’ve invested in our staff and in personal and professional development.”

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN, and online at

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