Sleekness and speed are not the only reasons you should use Chromebooks in your office. They are perfect for sharing amongst colleagues and borrowing for travel. And they are affordable. Learn how your office can benefit from having one Chromebook for every 10 employees.
A Chromebook is the perfect device to accompany an employee on the road. In addition to their being lightweight and compact, your traveling employees will appreciate a Chromebook for the following reasons:
While designed to be used primarily online, Chromebooks can be used on the road even when internet is hard to come by. Travelers can add the files they need to Google Drive before hitting the road in order to access them at any time. Chromebooks also come equipped with media players; you can upload music or movies through the USB port.
Chromebooks have several ways of protecting themselves from viruses, including automatic updates, localized data encryption, and a thorough self-check that the device conducts every time you turn it on. Of course, the simple fact that most software is cloud-based also protects the device. Hand in hand with the idea of everything being synced on the cloud is another security measure employed by Chromebooks: “sandboxing.”
Sandboxing means that each website or application operates in an environment that is isolated from the others. If you go to a site or open a file that is infected, its virus cannot affect any other tab in the browser or any component of the device.
Whether on the road or in the office, employees using Chromebooks are equipped to keep sensitive business information safe.
The versatility of Chromebooks makes it easier for employees to run meetings amongst people in multiple locations. They can invite anyone to a meeting just by sending them a link, manage multiple devices via Chrome management, and use Google Apps to integrate with Google Calendar and share screens wirelessly.
Here are a few more things that make gathering the troops easier, no matter where they are, with Chromebooks:
Features like this make Chromebooks perfect for video conferencing with clients, partners, and colleagues in other offices as well as workers who are working from home or traveling. Also, certain models can “flip” like tablets and have touch-screen capability, making them perfect for brainstorming sessions and “Think Big” projects.
At first, it was difficult to use popular software such as Adobe Photoshop with Chromebooks because you had to settle for the more rudimentary online versions or they weren’t available at all. However, the increasing popularity of Chromebooks has famous software companies such as Adobe clamoring to create products that are compatible with these new-era laptops. Nowadays Photoshop, Linux, and almost any other software you use in the office are compatible with Chromebooks.
Did we mention that they are affordable? The Lenovo 100S Chromebook is available for $199. The most expensive model, the Dell Chromebook 13, is $429. Endowing employees with these powerful tools that are lightweight, versatile, secure, and that have such a multitude of new and dynamic features won’t blow the company budget.
Not to mention, the IT Department will love these popular Chrome devices. Their versatility make them great for testing the latest web applications. IT folks can also use the Chrome Alpha and Beta Channels to stay on top of Google’s ever changing practices.