Making choices. It’s something we do every single day. Some choices are easy; for example, if you are hungry or thirsty, choosing to have something to eat or drink. Other choices, however, are much more difficult. “Which coffee should we choose for the workplace?”, “Where should our business premises be located?” (The choice of coffee, in particular, is a tricky decision, after all.)
Choosing a brand and type of laptop for the workplace is one of those difficult choices that can cause a lot of headaches. There is a huge selection, and it’s not always easy to compare the various options. Every workplace also has a variety of users with differing opinions, wishes and needs. It takes thorough research and a great deal of work to find a good work tool that will suit all employees. It’s easy to throw away lots of money by simply buying the most expensive option, and money is also quickly swallowed up if the equipment proves difficult to use, as employees have to spend a great deal of time learning how to use the devices.
Chromebook – a secure and sensible choice
Chromebooks have only been on the market since 2011. Following their launch there was some critical and fairly negative feedback, primarily because they looked far too basic. However, today that is a Chromebook’s biggest strength. With constant improvements to the G Suite productivity platform from Google, this strength is even more prominent. Storage, updates and running of large applications all take place in the cloud, which means that the devices use less power. The usual battery life is 8 to 10 hours. Simple is often best, and in this case also cheaper.
Suppliers such as Asus, Dell, Samsung, HP, Google Pixelbook and Acer all supply Chromebooks; Acer, for example, produces as many as 15 different Chromebooks, plus tablets. In other words, there is something to suit all tastes and needs! But, what really makes these devices stand out?
- Chromebooks make working life even easier because several individuals can use the same device (not all at the same time, of course). Everything is stored in the cloud, so it doesn’t matter which device you work on. This means that if an employee loses or forgets a device, no data is lost. You simply log in on a different one.
- Security is important to everyone, and naturally also to Google. This is something they work hard on, and consequently it’s not possible to install apps or software on Chromebook devices that haven’t been given the green light by Google.
- For businesses, Google offers Chrome Enterprise, a business-oriented solution that combines Chromebook, Chrome Browser and Chrome OS. This solution enables employees to work securely in the cloud and to get started quickly after logging on. It also provides the flexibility needed to work from any location. Chrome Enterprise is secure by design and offers cloud-based management tools, integration with third-party products and 24/7 support for IT administrators.
- Chrome Enterprise provides value to companies by combining speed, security and simple administration of Chrome OS with cost-effective Chrome devices and optimum user experiences for the Chrome browser.
- The device is inexpensive, and is therefore a good choice for businesses with limited resources.
- Is your workplace dependent on Office 365 in day-to-day operations? Software from Microsoft is naturally available in Play Store on all Chromebooks.
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