Viessmann: Adopting Chromebooks to advance the company’s cloud journey
Viessmann, a Germany-based manufacturer of energy systems, was already well along the road to working in the cloud when the company’s IT leaders decided to give employees more flexibility in when and how to work. Viessmann employees were already using Google Workspace and Chrome Browser, so HP Chromebooks were a natural choice for easy adoption, better performance, and more flexible workflows. In the process of rolling out Chromebooks, Viessmann was able to reduce the resources needed to deploy and manage IT hardware. With Chromebooks and Google Workspace, employees can access productivity tools, as well as legacy applications through Citrix.
Viessmann is a manufacturer of heating, industrial, and refrigeration systems headquartered in Allendorf, Germany. With 22 production companies in 12 countries and 120 sales offices throughout the world, Viessmann is international in its orientation. Viessmann employs 12,300 people and reported 2019 sales of €2.65 billion.
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Helps employees start work faster, thanks to Chromebooks’ fast bootup times.
Reduces IT maintenance, since Chromebooks update automatically.
Improves policy setup through Admin console.
Allows use of legacy applications with Citrix.
Eases transition to remote work.
Helping employees work from anywhere in the cloud
With help from deployment partner Cloudwürdig, Viessmann began its Chromebook rollout with 800 devices in its main offices in Germany, plus 200 in other countries; by 2022, the company plans to deploy over 3,000 Chromebooks company-wide. The Admin console makes deployment, management, and policy changes fast and easy. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the combination of Chromebooks, Google Workspace, and Chrome Browser allowed employees to quickly transition to remote work, without the burden of complex hardware and VPNs.
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