RALEIGH, N.C., July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sixth Flag, Inc., a groundbreaking new Desktop-as-a Service firm launched earlier this year, announced today it has been named to The Channel Company's exclusive 2015 CRN® Emerging Vendors List. The annual list features up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-value, cutting-edge solutions for their customers. The vendors recognized this year have demonstrated a commitment to developing new technologies to meet growing market demands.
Along with this recognition, The Sixth Flag today released desktop.tsf™ for Google Chrome devices, a special configuration of the company's desktop.tsf™ that allows organizations to use the Google Chrome device platform, including Chromebox and Chromebook devices, as dedicated thin clients. By replacing local PCs with Chrome devices, administrators can implement cost-effective, zero premise-based configuration desktop computing.
"We are honored to be one of 2015's Emerging Vendors and are committed to delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that will continue to benefit channel partners in servicing their customers," said Pete Kofod, Founder & CEO of The Sixth Flag. "With the release of desktop.tsf™ for Chrome devices, organizations can deploy competitively priced thin clients for their desktop.tsf™ environment. desktop.tsf™ is a perfect platform for organizations that may not have IT staff on premises but want to simplify and streamline desktop deployment and support for remote users," added Kofod.
While desktop.tsf™ centralizes the user's desktop, IT administrators still have premise-based computing devices to contend with, including operating system and application updates and configuration. By deploying Chrome devices, administrators can implement cost-effective, zero premise-based configuration desktop computing.
"Even before our launch, we were receiving requests for thin client support," said David Kinghorn, former Microsoft developer and The Sixth Flag Co-founder & CTO. "Given our strategic commitment to HTML, we found Google Chrome devices to be a natural fit."
desktop.tsf™ for Chrome devices is based on the same award-winning service as desktop.tsf™. The key differences lie in the user interface and management. "desktop.tsf™ customers can implement desktop.tsf™ for Chrome devices without any changes to their environment," adds Shane Yocum, VP Business Development at The Sixth Flag. "The capability will be seamless and introduced as a part of system upgrades."
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