Agosto Earns Google Premier Reseller Status

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Regional Cloud and Google Apps consulting firm is one of only a handful of firms nationally that qualified for the designation

Agosto, Inc. (http://www.agosto.com), one of the nation’s oldest and fastest-growing Google Apps and cloud services consulting firms, announced today that it has become a Premier Enterprise Reseller and a Premier SMB Reseller of the Google Apps™ suite of communication and collaboration tools.

These new designations from Google enable customers to more easily assess a reseller’s expertise advising on and deploying Google products. Agosto has moved from an Authorized to a Premier Reseller for both the Enterprise and SMB segments based on their expertise and success in helping customers deploy and use Google Apps.

In 2011, Agosto’s nearly 100 percent revenue growth was fueled in large part by the Google Apps product suite. The company’s completion of a complex migration project from Exchange to Google Apps for more than 17,000 employees, in 41 locations, across four continents, and training users in eight languages illustrates Agosto’s deployment expertise.

“We saw as early as 2007 that Google Apps was an extremely promising way for companies to innovate while saving money,” said Aric Bandy, CEO at Agosto. “We’re 100 percent committed to Google Apps. We’re pleased to be recognized as a Premier Reseller and we look forward to continuing our work helping customers take advantage of Google Apps.”

Google Apps brings simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools to organizations of any size—all hosted by Google to streamline setup, minimize maintenance, and reduce IT costs. With Gmail (including Google email security, powered by Postini), Google Calendar, and integrated IM, users can stay connected and work together with ease. And, using Google Docs and Google Sites, which include word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and website creation tools, they can share files and collaborate in real-time, keeping versions organized and available wherever and whenever users work.

“Our future with Google looks very bright,” said Irfan Khan, Chief Technology Officer at Agosto. “We’re already beginning to work with clients to further leverage the Google platform using App Engine for custom applications—2012 will prove to be another busy and exciting year.”

About Google Apps Reseller Program
The Google Apps Reseller program includes companies globally that sell, service and customize Google Apps for Business for their customers. As a part of the Apps Reseller program, Agosto receives training, support and deployment tools from Google, as well as access to APIs for integrating Google Apps into their customers' business operations. To learn more about the Premier Reseller program, including eligibility criteria and benefits, please visit the Google Reseller Program website:http://www.google.com/enterprise/resellers.

Agosto Inc. (http://www.agosto.com)
Based in Minneapolis, Minn., and founded in 2001, Agosto (http://www.agosto.com) is one of the nation’s oldest, most progressive, and fastest-growing cloud and Google Apps consulting firms. The company, one of the earliest Google Apps partner, 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 its Advisory Board in 2009—one of only 8 partners to sit on the board. Agosto also was ranked in Inc. magazine’s 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in both 2009 and 2010 and was featured alongside Microsoft, Oracle, and Rackspace on Talkin’ Cloud’s Top 200 Cloud Experts.

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 2nd Wind Exercise, Dunn Bros Coffee, Famous Dave’s, Goodwill Easter Seals, Minnesota Wild, Regis, Euramax, Bergstrom Auto, and Jaguar Land Rover.

Media contacts: Brant Skogrand, KC Associates, LLC, brant(at)kc-associates(dot)com, 626.756.4763

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