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