Agosto Inc., a tier 1 premier Google for Work partner, this week announced yet another digital signage platform – this time a product called Skykit, described as a born-in-the-cloud digital signage content management system.
They also announced that Linda Hofflander has joined the company as Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances for Skykit.
Skykit is described as the first and only end-to-end Google-based digital signage solution – though we are not sure that is technically true .. if they have built the entire solution on the Google Compute Engine then you could say that they are second behind Rise Vision, if they are just talking about having a Chrome OS CMS then they are just one of many with the likes of Signagelive being the best of that bunch.
Like all good digital signage platforms, for indeed, what good would a content management system be if it did not do this – it easily distributes content to any screen, anywhere in the world (wow!)
The CMS is built on the Google Cloud Platform to run all centralized services for Skykit. End users have the ability to control, collaborate, and send content to any number of displays from Google Drive and Apps. Users can create content in the platforms they already use today. Users control what to share and when to share it, creating seamless transitions in their displays. Content updates can be made in real-time using mobile devices.
Agosto CEO Irfan Khan said “Skykit has experienced very healthy organic growth since its release earlier this year. We’re in an excellent position now to focus on building a partner ecosystem, and Linda is the perfect fit for this strategy. We’re absolutely thrilled to have her join our team.”
At Agosto, Linda Hofflander will focus on curating a partner community for Skykit that includes Channel Partners—distributors, DSIs, and VARs with vertical expertise; and Strategic Alliances to provide hardware, software, implementation services, content creation services and other solutions.
We haven’t seen or heard of Skylit before but we are told that early adopters of Skykit include companies in the food service, retail, education and ad networks industries.
Founded in 2001, Agosto is a cloud services company that helps organizations leverage Google for Work products in the private and public sectors, providing technical solutions, change management and training, custom development, migration and deployment from legacy systems, ongoing admin support, and product development. Agosto is the second largest Cloud Platform reseller 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.