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3 Enterprise Use Cases for Chrome OS

  • Kristen Foss By

Now that VMware Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch technology, industry-first unified endpoint management (UEM) support for Chrome OS is officially available, let’s talk about how this operating system can be leveraged in your organization. This support allows your organization to manage your Chrome devices alongside all your other endpoints, which reduces total cost of ownership by enabling unified configurations and insights.

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You may have heard about Chromebooks and how these devices have been soaring in the education space, but what about for enterprises or other organizations? Or you may be familiar with Chromebooks, but what about other Chrome OS devices?

We have some good news. You too can take advantage of the speed, simplicity and security of Chrome, and here are three examples of how.

1. Equip Knowledge Workers With Their Very Own Chromebook

Workers on the go need access to all their business apps and services. Make this easy and provide a simple experience using Chromebooks.

Starting from out-of-the-box enrollment, your users will instantly get all the apps that they need to be productive. Your user can log in to the Chromebook with just their corporate credentials. The login screen integrates with VMware Identity Manager, so after that initial login, your user can go to their Workspace ONE app catalog and single sign-on (SSO) into all their apps, no complicated passwords required.

In addition to gaining instant access to all their applications, users can instantly access virtual Windows apps and desktops with the same SSO experience. This enables users to get to work with Windows productivity applications and full Windows desktops from anywhere.

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It’s easy for knowledge workers to access apps on the go with VMware and Chromebooks.

2. Have Shift Workers Log in to Shared Devices

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With VMware, configure Chrome OS devices for multiple users.

Leverage Chromebooks, Chromeboxes or Chromebases that your employees can check in to when they start the day and log out when it’s closing time. A few examples of when this would be used would be for an inventory desk or for associate training devices.

From AirWatch, you can configure emphemeral mode, which deletes any local user data when the employee logs out at the end of the day. When the next user logs into the device, there will be no record of information from the past worker, and this worker gets access to all the apps and resources that they need upon logging in.

3. Optimize the Customer Experience with Kiosks & Digital Signage

Chrome OS comes in multiple form factors to enable this use case. Chromebases can be used as touch-screen, self-service devices for customers, while Chromeboxes and Chromebits can be used to power desktop workstations, signs or kiosks.

Using these Chrome devices, they can be locked into a single application by pushing a policy from the AirWatch console. Whether it’s to check another store location for availability or to play the latest commercials in store, these devices provide a customizable and simple experience for your customers to self-serve and learn more about your products.

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Create simple, self-service experiences for customers with Chromebases, Chromeboxes and Chromebits.

The combination of VMware and Chrome OS results in an easy-to-use platform that enterprises can leverage using multiple form factors to transform both employee and customer experiences. Click here for more information on Chrome OS device management.

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Kristen Foss

Kristen Foss

Kristen Foss is a product marketing manager for VMware End-User Computing, specializing in Android and Chrome OS management.

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