Agosto Adds Managed G Suite Administration Services To Portfolio

MINNEAPOLIS – May 28, 2020 – Agosto, LLC (“Agosto”), a Pythian company and leading cloud services and development firm, announced the launch of its Managed G Suite Administration Services practice. The service leverages Agosto’s 12+ years of experience with G Suite to offer affordable adoption of best practices, security and key processes to companies who want the benefits of Google applications but don’t want to add administrative workload to their IT teams.

Agosto’s collaboration practice provides implementation and support of Google productivity tools, including G Suite and Chrome Enterprise. A Premier Google Cloud Partner since 2008, Agosto has helped hundreds of companies streamline workflows and enhance team collaboration by replacing legacy systems with Google’s cloud-based G Suite tools. The new offering leverages Pythian’s deep expertise in follow-the-sun managed services for rapid response across all time zones.

“Agosto performed the very first corporate migration to G Suite, back when it was called Google Apps for Business, so we practically wrote the book on it,” said PJ Voysey, vice president of collaboration at Agosto. “A number of our customers have requested ongoing G Suite admin support to allow IT teams to focus on other priorities, and this offering lets organizations tap into Agosto’s vast experience to fulfill that need.”

Managed G Suite Administration Services offers administrative and engineering support including:

  • G Suite Practices Review: review and implement onboarding and offboarding processes; implement best practices; implement third-party tools.
  • User Moves/Changes/Adds/Deletes (MCADs): provision new users, archive departing employees, etc.
  • Ticket Escalation and Incident Management: concierge for Google tickets, including internal engineering review.
  • License Management: optimize Google license usage to minimize unused licenses; provide a strategy for deprovisioning licenses and using archived user licenses (AUs).
  • Ongoing Change Management: G Suite adoption analysis and recommendations.
  • Continuous Training: monthly online training sessions for end-users.
  • G Suite Health Management: annual G Suite review with a remediation plan.

For more information about Managed G Suite Administration Services, contact Agosto.

About Agosto, a Pythian Company

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Agosto is an award-winning cloud services company and one of the largest and most innovative Google Cloud Platform Partners in the world. The company helps organizations leverage Google Cloud products by providing technical solutions, change management and training, migration and deployment from legacy systems, ongoing admin support, and custom product development. In 2020 Agosto was acquired by Pythian, a global IT services company that helps organizations turn data into valuable insights, predictions and products. Together, Agosto and Pythian hold Google Cloud Partner specializations in Cloud Migration, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, IoT, Infrastructure, Application Development and Work Transformation-Enterprise. Pythian was named Google Cloud Data Analytics Partner of the Year in 2018. For more information visit www.agosto.com.
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Agosto Adds “Work Transformation – Enterprise” Specialization to its Google Cloud Partner Portfolio of Expertise

The company demonstrates deep expertise and proven success in deploying G Suite to enterprise customers.

MINNEAPOLIS – Dec. 18, 2019 – Agosto, LLC, a leading cloud services and development company and Google Cloud Premier Partner, has earned the Google Cloud Partner Program Specialization in Work Transformation for the Enterprise. In achieving this partner specialization, Agosto has proven its expertise and success in deploying G Suite to enterprise organizations, which includes providing services across all project workstreams—governance, technical, people, process and support.

Specializations in the Google Cloud Partner Program are designed to provide Google Cloud customers with qualified partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in specialized solution and service areas. These partners undergo a rigorous technical assessment, employ certified experts, demonstrate repeatable customer success, and have a business plan to invest in their areas of specialization.

“We’ve been helping companies ‘Go Google” for more than a decade, so this is a well-earned achievement,” said Aric Bandy, President at Agosto. “As more and more companies embrace digital transformation, I’m proud of how the Agosto team has helped so many great clients transition to the cloud. By fine-tuning our processes and understanding the full scope of work, we’ve made the transition to G Suite smooth and seamless for our enterprise customers.”

Agosto helps companies transform their businesses by migrating from legacy systems to G Suite, enabling collaboration and improving business processes and outcomes. Goldfish Swim School Franchising is one of Agosto’s many enterprise use cases:

Goldfish opened its first swim school in Michigan in 2006 and has grown to over 95 schools in the U.S. and Canada. This rapid growth created inefficiencies that impacted Goldfish’s ability to streamline business processes. For example, they had two different email systems for their corporate office and their swim schools, forcing their IT department to support different platforms and constraining users into creative workarounds to enable more effective collaboration.

The company needed a secure solution that would allow for easy collaboration, low IT investment, and quick scaling as new schools are added. Agosto helped the company launch G Suite, enabling one email and collaboration system for all Goldfish users in an eight-week timeframe. The transition included a comprehensive change management plan that addressed the Goldfish team’s varying skills and abilities. Read the case study here.

Other specializations Agosto has earned in the Google Cloud Partner Program are the Infrastructure Partner Specialization, the IoT Partner Specialization, and the Applications Development Specialization.

About Agosto

Founded in 2001, Agosto is an award-winning cloud services company and one of the largest and most innovative Google Cloud Platform Partners in the world. The company helps organizations leverage Google Cloud products in the private and public sectors by providing technical solutions, change management and training, migration and deployment from legacy systems, ongoing admin support, and custom product development. Agosto is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has sales offices in Chicago, Toronto, Houston, Nashville, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Agosto’s clients include QAD Inc., the State of Wyoming, Schnuck Markets, Groupon, ThoughtWorks, and Sony Interactive Entertainment, among others. For more information visit www.agosto.com. Follow: Twitter | Blog | LinkedIn.

Any forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and assessments made by us in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, and expected future developments.

President Aric Bandy Named One of IT Channel’s 25 Most Innovative Executives by CRN

MINNEAPOLIS – Oct. 15, 2019 – Agosto LLC, a cloud services and development company and Google Cloud Premier Partner, announced that company President, Aric Bandy, has been identified by CRN as one of the IT channel’s 25 Most Innovative Executives, landing at number 13 on the list.

“Aric is a public cloud visionary who is not afraid to disrupt the status quo,” said Agosto CEO Irfan Khan. “His many ideas and contributions propel the company, its partners and most importantly, our clients, to truly innovate.”

Bandy joined Agosto in 2007, and under his guidance, the company shifted its focus to helping Fortune 500 enterprises modernize and streamline their IT practices by embracing the public cloud. He saw the value that Google Apps (now known as G Suite) could bring to the enterprise, leading Agosto to become a Google reseller. The company has served on the Google Apps Customer and Partner Advisory Boards, and Bandy served as chairman of the Google Enterprise Advisory Board.

Agosto helps its clients innovate with machine learning, analytics, custom development, DevOps and workplace modernization, giving customers a leg up on their competitors. Some of the company milestones for which Bandy provided innovation and leadership in the last decade include:

  • Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), Agosto partnered with Image Sensing Systems to develop CitySync Safety, a cloud-based solution for law enforcement that automatically turns data collected from license plate recognition (LPR) technology into crisply analyzed information.
  • Agosto’s IoT practice used Compute/App Engine to develop a ‘smart tire’ app for a leading manufacturer in the transportation industry to improve uptime, efficiency and sustainability of its customers’ fleets.
  • Agosto launched Skykit, the first cloud-native, enterprise-grade digital signage content management system (CMS).
  • Agosto created a proof-of-concept for transportation company GRUPO ADO, the largest bus operator in Latin America. The technology proved that a Cloud IoT Core-based architecture was a viable path to modernization and optimization of many of the organization’s existing core components.

“The public cloud, especially Google Cloud, provides businesses an unprecedented ability to analyze data, whether you’re a startup or a Fortune 500 company,” said Bandy.

Today Agosto is a leading pure-play Google Cloud partner. The company has doubled sales year over year and achieved the coveted status of Tier 1 Google Cloud Premier Partner, Global Cloud Platform Partner of the Year (2014), and Cloud Platform Partner of the Year (2016).

The 25 Most Innovative Executives is part of CRN’s Top 100 Executives Of 2019 list.

About Agosto

Founded in 2001, Agosto is an award-winning cloud services company and one of the largest Google Cloud Platform Partners in the world. The company helps organizations leverage Google Cloud products in the private and public sectors by providing technical solutions, change management and training, migration and deployment from legacy systems, ongoing admin support, and custom product development. Agosto is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has sales offices in Chicago, Toronto, Houston, Nashville, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Agosto’s clients include QAD Inc., the State of Wyoming, Schnuck Markets, Groupon, ThoughtWorks, and Sony Interactive Entertainment, among others. For more information visit www.agosto.com. Follow: Twitter | Blog | LinkedIn.

Any forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and assessments made by us in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, and expected future developments.

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Agosto Secures $6.5 Million in Financing Led by Bridge Bank

The company will use the funds to consolidate existing debt, and as growth capital to invest in its core Google practice

MINNEAPOLIS – May 30, 2019 – Agosto Holdings, LLC, a cloud services and development company and Google Cloud Premier Partner, announced today it has secured $6.5 million in capital from Bridge Bank and SG Credit Partners.

Agosto helps organizations leverage Google Cloud products in the private and public sectors – providing technical solutions, change management and training, migration and deployment from legacy systems, ongoing admin support, and custom product development. The company, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Minneapolis with sales offices in Chicago, Toronto, Houston, Nashville, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

“Agosto is a high growth, innovative company that has matured to the stage where it can obtain funds on demand,” said Raelene Sagapolu, Vice President at Bridge Bank. “These funds will be of great benefit to the company, its partner ecosystem, and its shareholders, since it enables Agosto to invest in the company without touching existing equity.”

Agosto has tripled its revenues and headcount since 2016. The capital will allow Agosto to continue to keep pace with an aggressive growth plan that includes advancing its go-to-market strategy within the Google ecosystem, adding personnel to its sales and marketing departments, and continuing to promote Skykit – the first digital signage content management system (CMS) built on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Since Skykit’s launch in 2014, Agosto has invested significant capital into the product, which is as suited to a budget-conscious school district as it is for a global enterprise. Skykit presently has hundreds of customers, including one of the largest health education digital signage networks in North America.

“Agosto’s new strategic relationships with Bridge Bank and SG Credit come after four years of tremendous growth,” stated Michael Majerus, Agosto Vice President of Finance and Human Resources. “Our plans call for an acceleration of this growth in the coming years, and this new capital will allow us to continue to invest in specific areas of the company while maintaining shareholders’ equity interests for the foreseeable future.”

About Agosto

Founded in 2001, Agosto is a cloud services company that helps organizations leverage Google Cloud products in the private and public sectors by providing technical solutions, change management and training, migration and deployment from legacy systems, ongoing admin support, and custom product development. Agosto is one of the largest Google Cloud Platform Partners globally, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and with sales offices in Chicago, Toronto, Houston, Nashville, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Agosto’s clients include 1-800-Got-Junk?, the State of Wyoming, Unilog, Groupon, Jaguar Land Rover, and the Library of Congress, among others, and the company has been included in the Inc. 500 | 5000 four times. For more information visit www.agosto.com. Follow: Twitter | Blog | LinkedIn.

About Bridge Bank

Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their growth ambitions. Founded in 2001 in Silicon Valley, Bridge Bank offers a better way to bank for small-market and middle-market businesses across many industries, as well as emerging technology companies and the private equity community. Geared to serving both venture-backed and non-venture-backed companies, Bridge Bank delivers a broad scope of financial solutions including growth capital, equipment and working capital credit facilities, sustainable energy project finance, venture debt, treasury management, asset-based lending, SBA and commercial real estate loans, ESOP finance and a full line of international products and services. Based in San Jose, Bridge Bank has eight offices in major markets across the country along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for four consecutive years, 2016-2019. For more information, visit bridgebank.com.

About SG Credit Partners

SG Credit Partners provides $1 – $10 million structured debt solutions to lower middle market businesses across the country in need of financing for working capital, growth capital, acquisition capital, or special situations. Headquartered in Southern California, the SG Credit Partners team has provided in excess of $250 million to 150+ borrowers across a variety of industries. For more information, visit www.sgcreditpartners.com.

Agosto Achieves Application Development Specialization in Google Cloud Partner Program

Agosto is recognized for its technical proficiency and success in developing Advanced enterprise applications on Google Cloud Platform

SAN FRANCISCO – May 20, 2019 – Agosto, LLC, a cloud services and development company and Google Cloud Premier Partner, announced it has received the Google Cloud Partner Program Specialization in Application Development. By earning this partner specialization, Agosto has proven its expertise and success in building advanced business applications using Google Cloud Platform technologies in both web and mobile environments.

Specializations in the Google Cloud Partner Program are designed to provide Google Cloud customers with qualified partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in specialized solution and service areas.

“Our customers inspire us every day to innovate on Google Cloud by sharing their product visions with us,” stated Aric Bandy, President of Agosto. “Google continues to raise the bar, motivating us to achieve milestones in Infrastructure, IoT, and now in application development.”

Agosto helps companies innovate on Google Cloud to grow their businesses, reduce costs, and gain higher performance and agility. The following projects illustrate how

Agosto’s GCP practice has helped clients leverage IoT, Machine Learning/AI, Data Analytics, Infrastructure and Collaboration:

  • Agosto created a proof-of-concept for transportation company GRUPO ADO, which showcased that a Cloud IoT Core-based architecture was a viable path to modernization and functional optimization of many of the organization’s existing core components. GRUPO ADO now has real time access to bus diagnostic data via Google Cloud data and analytics services, and a clear path to future-proof its platform. Grupo ADO is the largest bus operator in Latin America. It operates inter-city routes as well as short routes and tourist charters.
  • Agosto worked with a leader in the transportation industry to create a one-stop, user-friendly solution to reduce its total cost of operations and improve the uptime, efficiency and sustainability of its customers’ fleets. The project involved the development of wireless sensors that continuously measure and record tire temperature and pressure, which is paired with other vehicle data and connected to the company’s cloud-based proprietary algorithms to enhance overall fleet operations and predict when the tires need service or replacement. This customer saw results that include:
    • increased fleet efficiency by avoiding up to 75% of tire-related breakdowns
    • reduced total cost of operations by cutting fuel costs up to 300 Euros per vehicle, per month, and decreasing tire maintenance costs by up to 70%
    • improved carbon footprint by using approximately 10% less fuel

Partners that have achieved the Applications Development Specialization have demonstrated the ability to connect, process, store, and analyze device data both at the edge and in the cloud to drive new business value for their customers. Agosto has also earned the Infrastructure Partner Specialization and the IoT Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Program.

About Agosto

Founded in 2001, Agosto is a cloud services company that helps organizations leverage Google Cloud products in the private and public sectors by providing technical solutions, change management and training, migration and deployment from legacy systems, ongoing admin support, and custom product development. Agosto is one of the largest Google Cloud Platform Partners globally, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and with sales offices in Chicago, Toronto, Houston, Nashville, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Agosto’s clients include 1-800-Got-Junk?, the State of Wyoming, Unilog, Groupon, Jaguar Land Rover, and the Library of Congress, among others, and the company has been included in the Inc. 500 | 5000 four times. For more information visit www.agosto.com. Follow Agosto: Twitter | Blog | LinkedIn.

 

Any forward looking statements are based on certain assumptions and assessments made by us in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments.

Agosto Earns New Google Cloud Partner IoT Specialization

This article was originally published on CRN. Click here to read the original.

Agosto is among the first Google Cloud partners to add the cloud provider’s new internet-of-things (IoT) specialization unveiled this week as Google Cloud hosts its Next ’19 conference in San Francisco.

The designation recognizes the Minneapolis-based Google Premier Partner’s technical proficiency and success in developing IoT applications on the Google Cloud Platform. Partners that achieve the specialization have demonstrated the ability to connect, process, store and analyze device data at the edge and in the cloud to drive new business value for their customers.

“We’ve been building IoT software solutions on Google Cloud since 2013, including launching our own open-source MQTT message broker in Google Cloud Launcher,” Agosto president Aric Bandy said. “Combining our IoT experience with Google Cloud’s IoT core platform will help our clients bring innovative solutions to market.”

Agosto, a cloud services and development company founded in 2001, has technical teams that also help clients leverage machine learning/artificial intelligence, data analytics, infrastructure and collaboration. Its clients include 1-800-Got-Junk?, the state of Wyoming, Unilog, Groupon, Jaguar Land Rover and the Library of Congress.

Agosto previously earned an infrastructure specialization last year as part of the Google Cloud Partner Program.

The internet-of-things specialization is one of two new specializations added by Google Cloud in the past week, according to its website, bringing the number to 12 as it expands its channel partner program. A new marketing analytics specialization is for partners who have shown they can help customers collect, transform, analyze and visualize data, and then use the insights gained to optimize marketing strategy and activations.

Agosto, meanwhile, is conducting four breakout educational sessions at Google Next ’19 on leveraging GCP services for rapid prototypes, making enterprise search more effective with Google Cloud Search, building a business with Google Chrome Enterprise targeting front-line workers, and aligning cloud costs with service delivery.

Agosto Achieves IoT Specialization in Google Cloud Partner Program

A Premier Partner at Google Cloud Next ‘19, Agosto is recognized for its technical proficiency and success in developing IoT applications on Google Cloud Platform

SAN FRANCISCO – April 9, 2019 – Agosto, LLC, a cloud services and development company and Google Cloud Premier Partner, announced today it has achieved the Internet of Things (IoT) partner specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Program. By earning this partner specialization, Agosto has proven its expertise and success in building customer solutions in the IoT field using Google Cloud Platform technology.

Specializations in the Google Cloud Partner Program are designed to provide Google Cloud customers with qualified partners that have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven success in specialized solution and service areas.

“Our Advanced Services development team is top notch, and very deserving of this recognition,” stated Aric Bandy, President of Agosto. “At Agosto we’ve created a culture of innovation that we’re proud of, and we appreciate that Google Cloud recognizes the value we bring to the table.”

Partners that have achieved the IoT Specialization have demonstrated the ability to connect, process, store, and analyze device data both at the edge and in the cloud to drive new business value for their customers. In 2018, Agosto earned the Infrastructure Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Program.

Agosto shared the news at the Google Cloud Next ‘19 event, taking place April 9-11 in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. Agosto is a Premier sponsor at Next ‘19, and will command attention at its booth (Moscone South, 1321) with dynamic, interactive screens, as well as at its annual Happy Hour, and four sessions. A schedule of events sponsored by Agosto can be found here.

Agosto helps companies innovate on Google Cloud to grow their businesses, reduce costs, and gain higher performance and agility. The company’s GCP practice has carefully curated technical teams that help clients leverage IoT, Machine Learning/AI, Data Analytics, Infrastructure and Collaboration.

About Agosto

Founded in 2001, Agosto is a cloud services company that helps organizations leverage Google Cloud products in the private and public sectors, providing technical solutions, change management and training, migration and deployment from legacy systems, ongoing admin support, and custom product development. Agosto is one of the largest Cloud Platform Partners globally and was named Google Global Partner of the Year for Cloud in 2013. The company has been included in the Inc. 500 | 5000 four times. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and with offices in Toronto, Ontario, Agosto’s clients include 1-800-Got-Junk?, the State of Wyoming, Unilog, Groupon, Jaguar Land Rover, and the Library of Congress, among others. For more information visit www.agosto.com. Follow Agosto: Twitter | Blog | LinkedIn.

Any forward looking statements are based on certain assumptions and assessments made by us in light of our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments.

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