Second Annual Ranking Recognizes Up-and-Coming IT Solution Providers

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—September 24, 2012—Agosto, one of the world’s oldest and fastest-growing Google Apps™ and cloud services consulting firms, today announced it has been recognized by UBM Channel as a member of CRN’s second annual Next-Gen 250 list. The CRN Next-Gen 250 highlights up and coming companies with a smart and different approach to solution selling and integration.

This year’s Next-Gen 250 list is a snapshot of solution providers who are zeroing in on lucrative and emerging technologies, among them cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, unified communications, business analytics and business intelligence.

“Being named in 2012 as one of the Next-Gen 250 is perfect timing for Agosto,” said Aric Bandy, Agosto CEO. “We have been a strong managed services provider since 2001 and in recent years we have moved to a position of leadership, both as a cloud services provider and within the Google Apps reseller group. Having UBM Channel recognize our efforts is gratifying.”

“The channel is constantly evolving as existing models are being tested and new ones are created,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. “All the companies on this year’s list have only been in business since 1999. Some have transformed their business to meet the demands of a changing market. Others didn’t have the baggage of transitioning from hardware to services to recurring revenue and have been able to build a business on an entirely new model and leverage new technology platforms. Regardless of how they got here, we congratulate each company for making this year’s list.”

A sample of the Next-Gen 250 list is available online at The entire 2012 database is published only in CRN’s App for iPad, CRN Technology News. For more information, visit

About Agosto
Founded in 2001 in Minneapolis, and with offices in Minneapolis and Toronto, Agosto ( is one of the world’s oldest and fastest-growing Google Apps and cloud consulting firms. One of the earliest Google Apps partners, Agosto served on Google’s Customer Advisory Board in 2008 and joined its Enterprise Advisory Board in 2009, one of only eight partners to sit on the board. In 2012, Agosto was featured along with Microsoft, Oracle and Rackspace on Talkin’ Cloud’s 2012 Top 100 Cloud Services Providers List, and has been recognized on the MSPmentor 200, a list that tracks the top 200 managed services providers (MSPs) in North America. Agosto’s clients include Dunn Bros, CATCO, Regis Corporation, The Second City, 2nd Wind Exercise, Famous Dave’s, Goodwill Easter Seals and Jaguar Land Rover. Follow us on Twitter at

About UBM Channel 
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at Follow us on Twitter