Agosto Named to Managed IT Service Provider 500 List by CRN


Leading Minneapolis, St. Paul Managed Services Provider Included on MSP 500 for Third year in a row


Minneapolis, MN, March 25, 2015 Agosto, a Google Premier Partner and cloud product development company, today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Pioneer 250. This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments, and successfully leverage technology to achieve greater competitive advantage.

This year, CRN’s industryfocused directory highlights the Top 500 MSPs in three categories: 100 Hosting Providers who are experienced in providing mainly off-premise, or cloud-based, services; 150 Elite Service Providers who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; and 250 Pioneers geared toward the small and midsize business market.

“Being included again on the list of top managed services providers is an honor for Agosto,” said Aric Bandy, Agosto president. “As we pivot toward a future as a cloud product development and enterprise cloud services company, we will not lose sight of our long history of pioneering IT services.”

Coverage of the MSP 500 will be featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the sales channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology sales channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships.

Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com 

About Agosto

Founded in 2001, Agosto is a Google Premier Partner and cloud product development company. Agosto helps organizations bring products to market more quickly, with a focus on the Internet of Things (IoT). In 2014, Agosto was named Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform. The company is also committed to providing Google enterprise services, and in 2014 was named to the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies for the fourth time. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and with offices in Toronto, Ontario, Agosto’s clients include: 1-800-Got-Junk?, Corel, Dunn Bros Coffee, Famous Dave’s, Jaguar Land Rover, The Library of Congress, and The Second City.  

Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/goAgosto

Contact: Benjamin Schmitt | Agosto Inc. | 612-605-3529 | benjamin.schmitt@agosto.com

Agosto and EO Johnson Announce Managed Services Business Sale Completion

Leading Business Technologies Business Buys Managed Services Business from Google for Work Premier Partner

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—(December 11, 2014)—Agosto Inc. and EO Johnson Business Technologies today announced the sale of Agosto’s IT managed services business to EO Johnson. The sale was completed October 15, 2014, and since that time both companies have focused on notifying customers and transitioning the business. EO Johnson welcomes Agosto’s six Minneapolis IT technicians and engineers into their Locknet® Managed IT Services team and soon will establish an office in the Minneapolis area. Until then, the new EO Johnson employees continue to work in the Agosto office.

Agosto, one of the world’s most experienced Google for Work Premier Partners and cloud product development firms, is the fifth fastest growing company in Minneapolis according to Inc. Magazine, and is the Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform. EO Johnson Business Technologies is a leading business technologies company, providing managed IT services, document management systems, and print and document equipment. Locknet® Managed IT Services is EO Johnson’s IT offering and is one of the World’s top Managed Service Providers, ranked #26 worldwide by MSPmentor’s 501 Global Edition.   

The sale fits both companies’ strategic plans allowing Agosto to build its cloud products business and provide even more extensive services for its Google for Work clients, and allowing EO Johnson to further grow its managed IT services business in the Minneapolis market.  

“The acquisition will position us well to better service our existing Locknet® client base in the Twin Cities area and to offer additional managed service products to our new clients from Agosto,” said Mary Jo Johnson, CEO/Owner – EO Johnson Business Technologies. “We’re also excited to welcome the former Agosto team members to the EO Johnson family in support of these clients.”

Agosto CEO Irfan Khan said, “EO Johnson is the right company to take care of our former managed services customers, as well as our former employees. Agosto is now focusing on clients in our high-growth segments, expanding our cloud product development and Google for Work service offerings.

About Agosto Inc.

Founded in 2001, Agosto is one of the world’s most experienced Google for Work Premier Partners and cloud product development firms. Based in Minneapolis, and with offices in Toronto, Agosto was an early Google Apps provider (2007) and remains committed to providing IT services including Google Apps and Google Drive for Work deployment, and building products on Google Cloud Platform. In 2014, Agosto was named Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform, and was listed for the fourth time on the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Agosto’s clients include Jaguar Land Rover, Corel, The Minnesota Wild, and Famous Dave's. Follow us at http://twitter.com/goAgosto

About EO Johnson Business Technologies

EO Johnson Business Technologies is a leading business technologies provider, offering managed IT services, managed print services, document management systems, print and document equipment, production print equipment, and digital signage.  The company acquired Locknet® in 2012, a managed services provider with over 30 years’ experience in the IT technology space.  Locknet® is a UCS/SSAE 16 Certified, FFIEC examined technology service provider and was named #26 by MSPmentor’s 2014 501 Global Edition by Nine Lives Media (naming the top 501 managed services providers in the world).  Locknet® has redundant data centers, a full-service support center located in Onalaska, WI, and a large security-focused client base.  EO Johnson was founded in 1957 by Emery O. (E.O.) Johnson in Wausau, WI.  Now in second generation ownership, E.O.’s daughter Mary Jo Johnson is owner and CEO.  The company has five offices (Wausau, Eau Claire, and La Crosse, WI; Rochester, MN; and Cedar Falls, IA) and 250 employees.  www.eojohnson.com

 

CONTACT:

Agosto:

Caroline Life, VP – Marketing, caroline.life@agosto.com, 612.605.3526

EO Johnson Business Technologies:

Karen Katz, Marketing Director, kkatz@eojohnson.com, 800.472.0020      

                                                                                        

                                                                                                     

 

 

Agosto Named to Minnesota Fast 50 List

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Honors Fastest Growing Private Minnesota Companies

Minneapolis, Minnesota - October 24, 2014 – Agosto Inc., one of the world’s most experienced Google for Work Partners and cloud product development firms, today announced that it has been named to the 2014 Minnesota Fast 50 list by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The Fast 50 ranks the fastest growing privately held companies in Minnesota by revenue growth rate over the past three years. This year’s list includes organizations from a wide range of industries with at least one thing in common: they have all grown during a time of continued economic challenge.

Agosto came in at number fourteen on this year’s list. In the field of IT, Agosto has expanded its business by helping enterprise clients to implement cloud services including Google Apps for Work. The company has also established a strong cloud product development business, recently launching the SkyKit Cloud Storage Gateway, a fully managed, cloud-integrated storage solution for backups, storage and disaster recovery. Agosto builds cloud software using Google’s Cloud Platform, delivering cost-effective, scalable, and rapidly launched products.

“Agosto is growing steadily by listening to the needs of the market and by addressing those needs with top-notch cloud products and services,” said Agosto president Aric Bandy. “It’s an honor to be named to the 2014 Fast 50 list this year in recognition of our continued strong revenue growth.”

Bandy and Agosto’s CEO Irfan Khan accepted the award for Agosto last evening at the annual Fast 50 awards ceremony in Minneapolis.

“It’s gratifying that the expansion of our cloud product development business has contributed to such rapid growth and earned us a place on this prestigious list,” said Khan. “We’re looking forward to an exciting end to this year and to continued growth in 2015.”

The complete Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 2014 Minnesota Fast 50 List is available at mspbj.com.

About Agosto Inc.

Founded in 2001, Agosto is one of the world’s most experienced Google for Work Partners and cloud product development firms. Based in Minneapolis, and with offices in Toronto, Agosto was an early Google Apps provider (2007) and remains committed to providing IT services including Google Apps deployment, and building products on Google Cloud Platform. In 2014, Agosto was named Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform and was listed for the fourth time on the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company also deploys Google for Work Maps and Search solutions, and provides managed services and support. Agosto’s clients include Jaguar Land Rover, The Minnesota Wild, and Famous Dave's. Follow us at twitter.com/goAgosto.

Agosto One of the World’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—October 16, 2014—Agosto Inc., one of the world’s most experienced Google for Work Partners and cloud product development firms, today announced that it has been ranked as one of the world’s top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs) for 2014, according to Penton Media’s fourth-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. The report is based on data from Talkin' Cloud's online survey, conducted January through May 2014. The Talkin' Cloud 100 report recognizes top cloud service providers based on such metrics as annual cloud services revenue growth (both in actual dollars and in percentage growth rates).

Agosto delivers cloud services to the enterprise, providing assistance with Google Apps for Work and as part of a growing cloud product development business. Earlier this year, Agosto launched its SkyKit Cloud Storage Gateway product, a fully managed, cloud-integrated storage solution to address backups, storage and disaster recovery. The company also builds products for companies using Google’s Cloud Platform, which enables scalability, rapid time-to-market, and cost-effective cloud product development. Additional products based on Google tools and Agosto innovation are planned for release in the new year.

"Agosto is proud to have achieved a place among the world’s top 100 cloud service providers," said Aric Bandy CEO, president of Agosto. "As we continue to offer outstanding services to our Google for Work clients, we are also delivering products built using Google Cloud Platform, to help our customers work even more effectively.”

"Penton and Talkin’ Cloud congratulate Agosto,” said Charlene O’Hanlon, Senior Executive Editor and Executive Managing Editor of Talkin’ Cloud. "The Talkin’ Cloud 100 represents those companies leading the way in the cloud space at a critical point in the maturation of the market.”

Talkin’ Cloud, produced by Penton, is the go-to resource for CSPs, VARs and MSPs profiting from cloud computing. Talkin’ Cloud features a daily blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the first online media destination for channel partners working in the cloud.

About Agosto Inc.

Founded in 2001, Agosto is one of the world’s most experienced Google for Work Partners and cloud product development firms. Based in Minneapolis, and with offices in Toronto, Agosto was an early Google Apps provider (2007) and remains committed to providing IT services including Google Apps deployment, and building products on Google Cloud Platform. In 2014, Agosto was named Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform and was listed for the fourth time on the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company also deploys Google for Work Maps and Search solutions, and provides managed services and support. Agosto’s clients include Jaguar Land Rover, The Minnesota Wild, and Famous Dave's. Follow us at twitter.com/goAgosto.

About The Channel Company

Penton’s channel brands (www.penton.com), define emerging IT markets and disrupt established IT markets. The brands’ channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com) and Talkin’ Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com). 

About Penton

For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.penton.com. Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

Agosto Named to CRN Fast Growth 150 List

Prestigious List Recognizes Elite Group of Fastest Growing Solution Providers in the IT Channel

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—September 22, 2014—Agosto Inc, one of the world’s most experienced Google for Work Partners and cloud product development firms, today announced that it has been named to the CRN Fast Growth 150 list. The Fast Growth 150 list recognizes those solution providers that have been the fastest growing over a two-year period based on gross revenue from calendar year 2011 to calendar year 2013. These solution providers have demonstrated exceptional business finesse in order to thrive despite a turbulent IT economy.

“The solution providers recognized in CRN’s Fast Growth 150 list have successfully navigated the industry’s economic upheaval and have adapted their businesses and grown despite the significant changes that evolving technologies like cloud computing, collaboration and mobility have created in the IT space,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “These organizations are some of the most successful solution providers in business today, and it is our pleasure to recognize them for their accomplishments and draw attention to them as leaders in today’s IT channel.”

Agosto’s growth in providing cloud services to the enterprise can be attributed to the company’s expansion of its Google Apps for Work client base, and on a growing product development practice. Earlier this year, Agosto launched its SkyKit Cloud Storage Gateway product, a fully managed, cloud-integrated storage solution to address backups, storage and disaster recovery. The company also builds products for companies using Google’s Cloud Platform, which enables scalability, rapid time-to-market, and cost-effective cloud product development.

“To again be included on the Fast Growth 150 list is validation of Agosto’s efforts over the past few years,” said Agosto president Aric Bandy. “We’re excited to be recognized for our hard work and for the success of our Google Apps and product development business.”

Highlights on the Fast Growth 150 list are featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com.

About Agosto Inc.

Founded in 2001, Agosto is one of the world’s most experienced Google for Work Partners and cloud product development firms. Based in Minneapolis, and with offices in Toronto, Agosto was an early Google Apps provider (2007) and remains committed to providing IT services including Google Apps deployment, and building products on Google Cloud Platform. In 2014, Agosto was named Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform and was listed for the fourth time on the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company also deploys Google for Work Maps and Search solutions, and provides managed services and support. Agosto’s clients include Jaguar Land Rover, The Minnesota Wild, and Famous Dave's. Follow us attwitter.com/goAgosto.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com

Agosto Recognized Among Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

Minneapolis-based Google for Work Partner Makes Inc. 500|5000 List for Fourth Time

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—September 9, 2014—Agosto Inc., one of the world’s most experienced Google for Work Partners and cloud product development firms, today announced it has been named by Inc. magazine to the 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. By percentage of revenue growth between 2010 and 2013, Agosto climbed to number 1343 nationally, and to number 19 in the Minneapolis metro area. This is also Agosto’s fourth time on the list.

“Agosto is encouraged by our continued recognition and inclusion on this important list,” said Aric Bandy, president of Agosto. “Our continued diversification of product and service offerings for clients across North America and here in Minneapolis has driven 322% growth over the past three years.”

In addition to the Inc. list, Agosto was recently named to the 2014 CRN Next-Gen 250, in recognition of Agosto’s unique approach to addressing market demands for emerging technologies such as cloud computing, managed services, and virtualization. Earlier this year, the company was also named Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform for its innovative cloud product development work.

“The listing of Agosto by Inc. on its fastest growing companies list further validates our dedication to a service-based model, our collaborative team environment, and our continued cloud service and product innovation,” said Bandy. “We are also thrilled to be on the list for the fourth time. It’s an exciting time for us.”

About Agosto Inc.

Founded in 2001, Agosto is one of the world’s most experienced Google for Work Partners and cloud product development firms. Based in Minneapolis, and with offices in Toronto, Agosto was an early Google Apps provider (2007) and remains committed to providing IT services including Google Apps deployment, and building products on Google Cloud Platform. In 2014, Agosto was named Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform and was listed for the fourth time on the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company also deploys Google for Work Maps and Search solutions, and provides managed services and support. Agosto’s clients include Jaguar Land Rover, The Minnesota Wild, and Famous Dave's. Follow us attwitter.com/goAgosto.

Agosto Named to CRN Next-Gen 250

Google Enterprise Partner Included on Solution Provider List Third Year in a Row

Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 19, 2014 – Agosto, one of the world’s most experienced Google Enterprise Partners and cloud product development firms, today announced it has been named to the 2014 CRN Next-Gen 250 list. Each year CRN awards emerging technology solution providers who present a unique approach to address market demands for emerging technologies such as cloud computing, managed services, and virtualization. Winners must have been in business for fewer than 15 years and have successfully addressed today’s urgent market challenges, setting them on a path to be tomorrow’s leaders.

With a service-centric approach, Agosto has risen to one of the top spots in the Google Enterprise partner ecosystem, starting the year strongly being named the Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform. Agosto has built a strong solutions practice, offering cloud services, managed services and solutions to help companies of all sizes to optimize their own IT environments.

“Agosto is uniquely suited to provide the enterprise IT solutions that enable our clients to focus on what they do best,” said Aric Bandy, president of Agosto. “Being included in the Next-Gen 250 again this year for our current efforts, as well as for our future market leadership potential, acknowledges our ability to consistently deliver on the promise of these solutions.”

“IT is undergoing a transformation today, with new technologies, new delivery models and new demands being placed upon the integrators tasked with architecting the technology solutions businesses need,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “The CRN Next-Gen 250 recognizes the up-and-comers among the solution provider community who have found innovative ways to address these business challenges and recognizes them as the next generation of leaders in the IT channel. We are pleased to be able to honor the organizations named in this prestigious list, and CRN editors will be following their progress in the years to come.”

Samples from the Next-Gen 250 list are featured in CRN’s August 2014 issue. CRN is considered the top news source the IT channel and its solution providers and is available at both www.crn.com and through the CRN Tech News App for iPad.

About Agosto Inc.

Founded in 2001, Agosto is one of the world’s most experienced Google Enterprise Partners and cloud product development firms. Based in Minneapolis, and with offices in Toronto, Agosto was an early Google Apps provider (2007) and remains committed to providing IT services including Google Apps deployment, and building products on Google Cloud Platform. The company also deploys Google Enterprise Search solutions and provides managed services and support. In 2013 Agosto was named for the third time to the Inc. 500 | 5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America. Agosto’s clients include CorelThe Second City and EllisDon. Follow us at twitter.com/goAgosto.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

Caroline Life | Agosto Inc. | 612-605-3526 | caroline.life@agosto.com

Agosto Launches SkyKit Cloud Storage Gateway

Google Enterprise Partner offers managed cloud storage solution that delivers migration, monitoring, and 24/7 support.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—June 12, 2014—Agosto Inc., a pioneer in cloud-based consulting and application development, today announced the launch of its new product, SkyKit Cloud Storage Gateway (CSG), a managed cloud storage solution that extends a company’s existing backup systems, migrating stored data to the cloud. SkyKit CSG will be a featured topic at theGoogle I/O Extended Minneapolis event taking place on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at Agosto’s Minneapolis headquarters.

SkyKit CSG is designed for IT leaders who need a better way to manage their company’s growing data storage footprint. It allows them to reallocate primary data storage from network attached storage (NAS) drives, costly storage area network (SAN) drives, and remote site tape data storage. SkyKit CSG also eliminates the need for expensive secondary data storage, and physically reduces a company’s data center sprawl. Agosto client ICOM Productions, a Calgary-based learning solutions provider, was struggling with the burden of accommodating its growing data storage needs.

"As ICOM grows, we are constantly evaluating how to best store and protect the sensitive information that our clients entrust us with every day,” said Dr. Jared Tabler, Vice President, People & Marketing, at ICOM Productions. “Agosto had already helped us implement Google Apps, which was the easiest technology rollout I have ever been a part of. When we started looking at cloud storage solutions, we knew Agosto was the right partner. Agosto's SkyKit Cloud Storage Gateway is helping take our business to the next level—not just for our needs today, but for our future growth as well."

SkyKit CSG plugs into a network like any other drive. A fully encrypted copy of a company’s data is stored in the cloud, while an intelligent cache assures that frequently used data is quickly accessible locally. The on-demand cloud data storage is safe, secure and readily accessible. SkyKit CSG includes support for disaster recovery if on-site data is lost or compromised.

“As a company’s storage footprint grows, IT departments are forced to spend more time managing storage—procuring, provisioning, maintaining and upgrading—as well as backing up and protecting all of those systems,” said Agosto President Aric Bandy. “Agosto designed SkyKit CSG to relieve IT departments of that burden, so they can focus on more business critical matters.”

SkyKit CSG is available immediately for an all-inclusive price, with no capital expenditure. The flat monthly fee includes the on-premise hardware and software, the migration of data to the cloud, ongoing verification, maintenance, and round-the-clock support. IT departments canescape the tape and other physical storage solutions that can be expensive and difficult to maintain.

Agosto was recently named Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform.

About Agosto Inc.

Founded in 2001, Agosto is one of the world’s most experienced Google Enterprise Partners and cloud product development firms. Based in Minneapolis, and with offices in Toronto, Agosto was an early Google Apps provider (2007) and remains committed to providing IT services including Google Apps deployment, and building products on Google Cloud Platform. The company also deploys Google Enterprise Search solutions and provides managed services and support. In 2013 Agosto was named for the third time to the Inc. 500 | 5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America. Agosto’s clients include CorelThe Second City and EllisDon. Follow us at twitter.com/goAgosto.

Caroline Life | Agosto Inc. | 612-605-3526 | caroline.life@agosto.com

Agosto Named 2013 Global Partner of the Year for Google Cloud Platform

Google Enterprise Partner recognized for ability to deliver innovative products that economize time, development and infrastructure costs for the enterprise.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—March 6, 2014—Agosto Inc., one of the world’s most experienced Google Enterprise Partners and cloud product development firms, has been named Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform. The award was presented at Google’s annual Global Partner Summit in San Francisco. Agosto is a Google Apps Premier and Google Cloud Platform Premier partner.

Representatives from Google’s global Enterprise Partner community are gathering this week as Google shares its latest enterprise business updates and presents awards for outstanding regional and global achievement. The global Cloud Platform award recognizes Agosto’s innovative product development work that uses many components of Google's Cloud Platform. In particular, the award acknowledges Agosto’s work over the past year to create new, efficient and powerful products.

“We're thrilled to receive this award from Google Enterprise in recognition of our exceptional product development work,” said Agosto President Aric Bandy. “This award not only recognizes Agosto’s strengths in using Google’s innovative tools, but also our team’s ability to deliver products the market is looking for, which economize our clients’ time, development and infrastructure costs.”

The award also acknowledges Agosto for their expertise and dedication to meeting customers' business and technology needs with Google Cloud Platform. An example of Agosto’s work on Google Cloud Platform is that for client Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISS). Agosto was instrumental in the development of CitySync Safety—an innovative cloud-based data analytics application that combines ISS and other above-ground detection technology with big data collection and analysis—to give law enforcement, security, parking and traffic management professionals more precise and accurate information, streamlining communications and improving safety.

“We are proud to provide this recognition to the team at Agosto who have consistently demonstrated sales, deployment and support excellence to our customers throughout 2013,” said Mark Hodgson, Head of Global Partner Programs at Google.

Agosto leverages its deep Google Enterprise product experience across the entire suite of products—including Google Apps, Search, Chrome and Cloud Platform—to envision the solutions its clients are seeking. Agosto’s highly-skilled development team then builds products using Google Cloud Platform, offering virtually infinite scaling capabilities, rich data analytics and geographic tools.

Agosto’s Bandy went on to say, “Products developed on Google’s Cloud Platform are highly scalable, so clients no longer need to think about hosting large servers or paying for unnecessary network buildout.”

Google’s three-day Global Partner Summit celebrates the contributions of partners across the globe, bringing together more than 700 partners to collaborate on business plans, share best practices and engage with Google’s own product experts.

About Agosto Inc.

Founded in 2001, Agosto is one of the world’s most experienced Google Enterprise Partners and cloud product development firms. Based in Minneapolis, and with offices in Toronto, Agosto was an early Google Apps provider (2007) and remains committed to providing IT services including Google Apps deployment, and building products on Google Cloud Platform. The company also deploys Google Enterprise Search solutions and provides managed services and support. In 2013 Agosto was named for the third time to the Inc. 500 | 5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America. Agosto’s clients include Corel, Dunn Bros Coffee, Image Sensing Systems and The Second City. Follow us attwitter.com/goAgosto.

Caroline Life | Agosto Inc. | 612-605-3526 | caroline.life@agosto.com

Agosto Named to 2014 Top Global Managed Services Provider List

Leading Minneapolis St. Paul Managed Services Provider Included on MSPmentor 501 for Second Year Running

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—February 28, 2014—Agosto Inc., one of the world’s oldest and fastest-growing Google Apps™ and cloud product development firms, today announced it has been named by MSPmentor to its annual list of the top 501 global managed servicesproviders. Agosto is number 360 on the list of managed services providers. The MSPmentor 501 list is a reference for those seeking the best in the industry.

“Being included again on the list of top managed services providers in the world is just great,” said Aric Bandy, Agosto president. “Agosto's personalized approach enables us to help solve our clients' business problems by managing their outstanding IT issues. We are able to work to provide support services from strategic planning through ongoing helpdesk support, ensuring our clients' success. Maintaining the talent required at Agosto to support our managed services clients also uniquely qualifies us to support clients in other areas.”

The top 501 companies, including Agosto, are highlighted on the MSPmentor website. Agosto in particular is listed at number 360 and has a specific listing on the site.

About Agosto
Founded in 2001 in Minneapolis, and with offices in Minneapolis and Toronto, Agosto (www.agosto.com) is one of the world’s oldest and fastest-growing Google Apps and cloud product development firms. One of the earliest Google Apps partners (since 2007), Agosto served on Google’s Customer Advisory Board in 2008. In 2009, Agosto joined the Google Enterprise Advisory Board, and continues on the Board today, one of just eight partner members. Agosto provides a range of IT services including Google Apps deployment, custom application development on Google Cloud PlatformGoogle Enterprise Search and managed services. In 2013, Agosto was named to the Inc. 500 | 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in America, its third time on the list in the past four years. Agosto’s clients include Corel, Dunn Bros Coffee, Famous Dave’s, Goodwill Easter Seals, Jaguar Land Rover and The Second City. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/goAgosto.

Caroline Life | Agosto Inc. | 612-605-3526 | caroline.life@agosto.com