Agosto to offer the full suite of Google Apps, including Gmail, Google Docs and more.
Minneapolis, Date — Agosto, Inc. (http://www.agosto.com), one of the nation’s oldest, most progressive, and fastest-growing cloud consulting firms, announced today it has been selected to be a Google Enterprise Partner.
As a Google Enterprise Partner, Agosto provides a wide range of services and technology that complement Google products. Google Enterprise Partners focus on one or more product areas and receive extended technical training, early product access, and specialized support from Google in order to assist Google Apps™ customers.
Google Apps brings simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools to organizations using their own domain name. With Google Apps, users can use tools like Gmail™, Google Calendar™, Google Talk™, and Google Docs & Spreadsheets™ on their own domain to stay connected and work together more effectively.
“Our customers are dramatically reducing IT expenses after installing Google Apps,” said Aric Bandy, Agosto president and CEO. “The Google Enterprise Professional program helps us further enhance the value of Google Apps to our clients,” he said.
Google Apps is Google’s cloud solution for business email, information sharing, and security. Key benefits include lower costs, because there’s no hardware or software to install, continuous innovation, universal access through a web browser or a mobile device, and a secure infrastructure that keeps data safe.
Google Apps include e-mail accounts with 25 GB of storage per user and instant search tools, Instant Messaging (IM), voice and video chat, group calendaring system, mobile access, spam and virus filtering. It also features several Web-powered collaboration applications, Google Docs, Google Sites and Google Video, for creating sharing content in a variety of formats.
Google Apps typically takes only an hour to set up, and it works with existing e-mail accounts. Some Agosto clients have achieved annual cost reductions of 75 percent.
About Agosto, Inc.
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and founded in 2001, Agosto (www.agosto.com) is one of the nation’s oldest, most progressive, and fastest-growing cloud consulting firms. The company is one of the earliest members in the Google Apps resource network has been singled-out by MSPmentor 100, a distinguished research report that identifies the world’s most progressive managed service providers. The company served on Google’s Customer Advisory Board in 2008 and joined the Partner Advisory Board in 2009—one of only 12 partners to sit on the Board. Agosto also was ranked in Inc. magazine’s 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in 2009.
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. Clients include 2ndWind Exercise, Famous Dave’s, Goodwill Easter Seals, Minnesota Wild and Jaguar Land Rover.