Smart move to Chrome OS

 

Many companies remain within the Windows ecosystem simply because it is familiar, but there may come a point when it is time to take a look at other options. If you are an IT director who has been on the search for an OS solution that is both cost-effective and future-proof, then you might want to consider Chrome OS. Google’s Chrome Enterprise was designed to be as secure as possible without hindering your company’s efficiency. It is an excellent option for anyone who is tired of expensive software licenses, slow machines, and second-rate security.

 

Cut Your Overhead Costs

There are many different reasons why companies throughout the world are now making the move to Chrome Enterprise. One of the most compelling reasons for making that transition is the ability to avoid expensive software licenses. Over the last few years, commercial licenses have become incredibly expensive, and those costs could be eating up quite a bit of your budget. With Chrome Enterprise, you will no longer have to pay for the following tools:

  • Anti-Virus Software
  • Encryption Software
  • Application Distribution Software
  • OS Patches and Updates
  • Backups

Streamline Your IT Department

 Even if your employees receive excellent training, IT issues can still occur at an alarming rate. While you will never be able to avoid all of those problems, switching to a streamlined OS could greatly improve your IT department’s efficiency. A wide variety of devices now come with Chrome pre-installed, and that means your department won’t have to image new PCs for your employees. As an added bonus, this OS also auto-updates, and that is going to save you quite a bit of time in the coming years.

 

Benefits for the End-User

Older devices are notoriously slow, and your employees are constantly going to lose a few seconds whenever they boot up, restart their devices, or open new applications. That small amount of time might not seem like a big deal to most people, but it is going to add up over time. Chromebooks have an incredibly fast boot, and many of them are up and running with six seconds. Those devices also update in the background without any popups or options for your employees to choose from. Your new devices are going to be incredibly low maintenance, and that means fewer problems for your IT department as well as the end-users.

Improved Security

Digital security is more important than ever, and Google has come up with an excellent system for protecting your data. From the initial boot-up to the final shutdown of each device, your data is going to be protected by multiple layers of security. That includes all of the data that is being uploaded to any of the cloud services that you are using. If any devices are ever lost or stolen, then you can automatically track and disable them.


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