Rick Erickson (Agosto EVP), Paul Lundberg (Agosto CTO), Aric Bandy (Agosto President), Amit Singh (VP Google Enterprise), Irfan Khan (Agosto CEO), Alan Wrafter (Google Enterprise Partnerships)
Sometimes it's all in how you focus. Before last week, Agosto was focused on delivering high levels of service to our Google Apps and Google Enterprise Search clients, and on building products on Google Cloud Platform. Then last week in San Francisco at the 2014 Google Enterprise Global Partner Summit, Agosto was named Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform.
Taking a look back, Agosto set out at the beginning of 2013 with a singular goal: to become the leader in building products on Google Cloud Platform. We had already grown our organization into a thriving managed IT services provider, and over the past five years into one of the top Google Apps providers in the world. More recently Agosto has been expanding into providing services around implementing Google Enterprise Search with the Google Search Appliance, and on increasing our expertise in building products on Google Cloud Platform. It was the goal, however, to place our product development at the top of the list.
As a result, during the past year Agosto created a product engineering and lifecycle management framework that enables us to help clients envision their products, move projects to completion in new and efficient, cost effective ways, and bring industry-leading products to market. We helped several clients launch products and working on ways to make the process even more efficient and powerful, leveraging the power of Google's Cloud Platform.
In visualizing and focusing on our success, we were able to set goals, meet deadlines and achieve this top award from Google Enterprise. We've got a lot of work to do now to keep the momentum going, and are excited for the future.