Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Aug 2017 19:19 UTC
Google

Since we launched Chrome OS in 2009, our goal has been to build the simplest, fastest, and most secure operating system possible. And we've been inspired by all the ways we've seen businesses embrace Chrome, from Chromebooks in the office, to shared Chrome devices in the field, to signage and kiosks for customer engagement in retail. But with so many different business needs - not to mention so many different devices - companies have also told us they want a single, cost-effective solution that gives them the flexibility and control to keep their employees connected. That's why today we're announcing Chrome Enterprise.

Chrome Enterprise offers a host of features, including access to enterprise app storefronts,  deep security controls, 24/7 support, as well as integration with cloud and on-premise management tools, VMware Workspace ONE and Microsoft Active Directory.

Chrome OS keeps marching on.

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Enterprise Market
by robertojdohnert on Wed 23rd Aug 2017 13:16 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-12

Working in the enterprise space myself I have seen more and more Chrome OS in that space. But there are some lessons Google needs to learn before it can be seen as a competitive contender. First of all, they are pushing the Android app compatibility and Android app compatibility is half baked at best with spinkles of mediocrity. Android apps have some issues with Chrome devices and things like GPS, Biometrics, USB storage and SD card storage dont always work as expected for Chrome OS. Second, commitment. To work in the Enterprise market you have to be committed to that product for 5 years at least, 10 years for Federal and military. When it comes to the Enterprise market Google is always shooting itself in the foot repeatedly. Third, viability, this thing just seems to be Chrome OS with some already available extensions prebundled. Is there enough call in the Enterprise for this kind of offering?

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RE: Enterprise Market
by Flatland_Spider on Wed 23rd Aug 2017 15:57 in reply to "Enterprise Market"
Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

There most certainly is a call for this. That list will get IT Managers excited.

Being able to manage Windows through GPOs and AD with everything coming from one vendor is one of the bigger selling points for MS.

Android apps are going to be a weird fit since ChromeOS was never meant to be anything other then a JS playground.

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RE[2]: Enterprise Market
by The123king on Wed 23rd Aug 2017 16:10 in reply to "RE: Enterprise Market"
The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

I bet Google do a better job than Microsoft did trying to integrate metro/modern/microsoft design apps into Windows 8 and 10

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