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There is a lot of potential for the use of Chromebooks in the workplace. Although the criticism is that Google’s subscription plan is too expensive for a three year plan per user, it seems that being able to deploy Chrome OS for very little upfront cost would be enticing. Add in the fact that the pricing includes a warranty, support and lifecycle replacement after three years and it seems there would be a lot of businesses that could be good candidates for Chromebooks. Remember, owning a traditional PC today is more like buying a car – there are a lot of hidden fees associated with ownership. Why not lease the hardware in an attempt to lower your overall cost?
Do you think Chromebooks for Business and Education is a good idea?
This video is a training session I did for users of Google Apps. If you are using Google’s productivity suite you’re better off using Chrome with all of the extra features that Google’s own browser throws in. This is also a great demo for those who don’t already use Chrome, or have just recently switched over as it goes through many of the basics you’ll need to know. I also discuss the Chrome Web Store and Chrome OS at the end.
Additionally, I will also be blogging/editing daily about Google Apps over at the newly created Google Apps Experts blog. If you’re using Google Apps, or maybe just thinking about switching to it check it out. If you read this blog, throw it in your RSS reader as well because you’ll probably get something useful out of it.
Do you use Google Apps right now?
Recently, a New York Times article had Google’s VP of Engineering for Chrome quoted as saying that 60% of businesses could easily switch to Chrome OS over Windows. But what does that really mean for businesses? Here are some of the key points that companies need to know about using Chrome OS in the enterprise.
Just a reminder, it has been reported that Chrome OS for business will be launched in 2011, surely some time after a consumer launch. So can 60% of businesses really make the switch? Decide for yourself after these points.
We don’t post much about Google Apps. That’s because we’re not sure you’re interested in it. But the reality is that Apps will be an important component of Chrome OS since there will be no Microsoft Office installed on it. So here is the latest and greatest from Google about switching your productivity suite to the cloud.
Are you at all interested in Google Apps on this blog? Or is it boring?