The Sixth Flag Recognized by CRN as 2015 Emerging Vendor, Launches desktop.tsf™ for Google Chrome Devices

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by The Sixth Flag

July 22, 2015

Raleigh, NC - 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."

About The Sixth Flag, Inc.

The Sixth Flag Inc, is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based Desktop-as-a-Service firm for global teams and organizations in need of Remote Desktop Management solutions. Launched in 2015, TSF provides a web-based, cost effective and secure throw away desktop for today's global, mobile teams. Its cloud-based, HTML-rendered Desktop-as-a-Service requires no dedicated hardware, thereby eliminating the need for organizations to spend on capital outlay. With nothing more than a browser, users can access their corporate desktop from anywhere in the world, whether from a laptop, desktop, or tablet. Because user data is not stored on the local device, loss of a device does not represent compromise of sensitive organizational data.

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