Twin Cities Company makes the list of the world’s most progressive managed service providers

Nine-year-old Agosto earns a place on the 2nd annual distinguished research report, MSPmentor 100

Minneapolis, June 24, 2009 – Agosto, Inc. (, a managed and cloud services services consulting firm, has earned a spot on Nine Lives Media Inc.'s second-annual MSPmentor 100, a distinguished research report identifying the world's most progressive managed service providers.

"This is an important honor, because it recognizes our leadership position in providingmanaged services to small and mid-sized businesses," said Aric Bandy, Agosto President and CEO. "In this tough economic climate and companies need to curb their operational expenses. Agosto’s fixed fee outsourcing service does just that, while keeping them running smoothly and protecting their information assets."

The free MSPmentor 100 report, available at, is based on data from MSPmentor's global online survey, conducted from October through December 2008. The MSPmentor 100 report recognizes managed service providers based on a range of revenue and management metrics.

"There's no doubting the momentum of managed service providers within the MSPmentor 100," said Joe Panettieri, editorial director of MSPmentor. "As a whole, MSPmentor 100 companies generated nearly $800 million in managed services revenue in 2008, up a dramatic 46 percent from 2007."

MSPmentor, produced by Nine Lives Media Inc., is the ultimate guide to managed services. MSPmentor features the industry's top-ranked blog, research, Webcasts, podcasts and videos. It is the number one online media destination for managed service providers in the world.

About Agosto, Inc.

Based in Minneapolis, Agosto ( is one of the nation’s oldest and fastest-growing Google Apps consulting firms and is one of the earliest members in the Google Apps resource network. The company served on Google’s Customer Advisory Board in 2008 and joined the Partner Advisory Board in 2009 and is one of only 12 partners to sit on the Board.

For more than 10 years, Agosto has helped customers migrate from legacy systems to next-generation technologies that free-up money for other business needs. Since 2008, all-sized companies have looked to the company to manage their IT infrastructures, to provide Cloud expertise and to implement Google Apps efficiently and with minimal disruption on their organizations.

About Nine Lives Media, Inc.

Nine Lives Media Inc. ( embraces the changing IT media landscape. In fact, we help to shape it. We focus on highly targeted IT audiences, specialized content and lead generation services. We disrupt established markets and we shape new ones. Our first three destinations (, and feature the top-ranked media blogs in their specific markets.NetSuite, a leading vendor ofcloud computing business management software suites, announced that its cloud computing enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite would be available in the Google Apps Marketplace, the online storefront for Google Apps™ products and services.