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Chromebooks in Business: No Longer Just a Kid’s Laptop

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For much of their existence, Chromebooks have been considered ideal laptops for schools and budget-constrained consumers, but not suitable for use by businesses, given their lack of enterprise features. But today, enterprise Chromebooks — increasingly more powerful devices with a significantly upgraded productivity platform — are primed to give many businesses what they need, but with a better price and security than other laptop options. And that means new opportunities for channel partners.

Takeaways for Your Business

In this report you’ll discover:

  • How Chromebook offers enterprises faster problem troubleshooting and resolution, improved security and operational efficiencies
  • The more than 200 device management policies Google makes available through its Chrome Enterprise license
  • Why Chromebooks-as-a-service is the perfect complement to other managed PC services you may offer

About the Author

Kurt Marko is an IT industry analyst, consultant and regular contributor to a number of technology publications, pursuing his passion for communications after a varied career that has spanned virtually the entire high-tech food chain from chips to systems. Upon graduating from Stanford University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, Marko spent several years as a semiconductor device physicist, doing process design, modeling and testing. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a memory chip designer and CAD and simulation developer. Moving to Hewlett-Packard, he started in the laser printer R&D lab doing electrophotography development, for which he earned a patent, but his love of computers eventually led him to join HP’s nascent technical IT group. Marko spent 15 years as an IT engineer and was a lead architect for several enterprisewide infrastructure projects at HP, including the Windows domain infrastructure, remote access service, Exchange email infrastructure and managed web services.


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