Good news for all the enterprises that have jumped on the Chromebook bandwagon: we’ve expanded our endpoint management offering with support for Chrome OS. Mobile Device Manager Plus, our mobile device management solution, can now help IT departments of all sizes manage their Chromebooks.
Google has provided a number of enterprise-specific management features under the hood, and we’ve made sure Mobile Device Manager Plus will provide zero-day support for each of these features.
Primary Chromebook management features include:
- User policies (which let you apply profiles and restrictions to a user instead of a device).
- Restricting OS updates beyond a certain version.
- Restricting or allowing Chromebook-specific features such as Guest Mode.
- Chrome app management.
Chromebooks will soon start supporting Android apps on a larger scale as well, which are already supported by Mobile Device Manager Plus.
With all the recent buzz over purpose-built machines, Google’s Chromebook is a great example of a purpose-built machine developed to cater to organizations. To better understand what this means, we first need to understand what features set Chromebooks apart from other endpoints:
Security: Chromebooks are one of the most secure machines available for enterprises.
Speed: Chromebooks boot up in around 8 seconds and wake up from sleep almost instantly;
Storage: Chromebooks, by default, come with 100GB of cloud storage.
Thin clients: With their client-server model, Chromebooks are ideal thin clients, which essentially is another step taken towards security and data privacy.
Chromebooks have all the right ingredients to become a success at an enterprise level. Chromebook’s affordable price—on top of its impeccable security—makes it an ideal option for organizations. With most major original equipment manufacturers such as Samsung and HP manufacturing Chromebooks, organizations are spoilt for choice. Of course, having G Suite pre-installed has been an added bonus for organizations as well.
But why offer support now?
With more and more organizations starting to adapt to Chromebooks, the next step will be to ensure Chromebooks soon become an integral part of enterprise workforce in large-scale organizations, which has been and will continue to be the primary target of Chromebooks.
The IDC estimates that by 2018, 25 percent of Fortune 500 companies will have IT-supported Chromebooks deployed in their organization thanks to the speed, simplicity, shareability, and security of Chromebooks.”
As more businesses adopt Chromebooks, Mobile Device Manager Plus will be ready and be waiting as a comprehensive Chromebook management solution.
Interested in giving Mobile Device Manager Plus a spin? Get started today!
Also, Desktop Central—our unified endpoint management solution—comes packed with mobile device management (MDM). If you want to get all the benefits of MDM while also managing legacy systems, you should try it for free.