1. Chrome OS is growing in popularity in the Enterprise sector

An increasing number of enterprises and public sector organisations are harnessing the power of Chrome OS to help their employees work more productively.

In fact, the latest data from Canalys shows that Chromebooks lead the PC market in terms of growth, at a staggering 275% in Q1 of 2021.

2. Google Chrome OS devices are enterprise­-grade

Google Chrome OS devices come in many different form factors from a range of leading brands, including entry-level Chromebooks for browsing and simple tasks to high-spec executive grade devices that can support complex activities with exceptional performance.

3. Chrome OS means devices are secure without the need for antivirus

Fully encrypted data is held in the cloud, not on the device itself. Installed apps and extensions can’t modify the OS, plus sandboxing isolates any attack to a limited surface. Verified boot ensures that if one operation system is compromised, the alternative operation system is used instead. For any extensions and additional apps, a review process is required.

4. Chrome OS devices work with platforms other than just Google Workspace and browser-based applications

They work seamlessly with Microsoft 365, Zoom and other collaboration platforms and are compatible with thousands of cloud-based and line of business applications, so users aren’t restricted to working via the browser.

5. Chrome OS devices don’t have to be connected to the internet all the time

Devices constantly cache data so if the Wi-Fi suddenly cuts out, productivity is not affected. Users can also select specific systems and documents to work on offline.

6. Chrome OS devices integrate fully with the rest of the IT estate

Devices integrate seamlessly into an organisation’s chosen identity management platform, enabling simple, centralised management, control and user collaboration.

7. Chrome OS offers a unique approach to keeping the operating system updated

Unlike other devices, every Google Chrome OS device runs two versions of the operation system, so one can be used while the other gets updated. This means updates can happen in the background while users work and are applied in seconds on reboot.