Hybrid work and return to office with Chrome OS

Start planning your return to office strategy and support a hybrid workforce with Chrome OS. A modern, secure solution built to enable productivity wherever work happens.

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For your workforce at-home, in-office and everything in-between

Remote work used to be the exception. Now it's an essential part of how many employees will work going forward. Chrome OS was built just for this and can help you with supporting a hybrid workforce and planning your return to office.

Fast deployment, simple management

Fast deployment, simple management

  • Assess your workforce’s readiness to switch to Chrome OS upon their return to the office with the Chrome OS Readiness Tool
  • Drop-delivery pre-enrolled devices directly to employees using zero-touch enrolment
  • Manage devices from anywhere using the cloud-based Google Admin console with 500+ settings and policies available
  • Deploy apps, settings, bookmarks and many more, remotely
Built-in, proactive security

Built-in, proactive security

  • Built-in virus protection
  • Encrypted on-device storage with the assistance of tamper-resistant hardware, verified boot and sandboxing
  • Protection of system integrity and user identity with the built-in Titan C security chip
  • Extend zero trust security models to the web with BeyondCorp Enterprise
  • Set devices to automatically wipe after a user logs out removing all data.
  • Remotely disable or powerwash devices if lost or stolen.
Apps for every worker

Apps for every worker

  • Access legacy, proprietary and full-featured Windows apps with Parallels Desktop for Chrome OS
  • Share access to productivity apps via managed Google Play, Chrome browser and cloud apps
  • Utilise Chrome Enterprise Recommended for a better user experience, quality, functionality and security of third-party solutions and apps
  • Connect and collaborate with video conferencing solutions, including Google Meet, Zoom, RingCentral and many more

Minimise costs and increase savings

Organisations can save up to $482 per device annually* through reduced employee downtime, fewer security breaches and reduced hardware, electricity and licensing costs.

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*Source: ESG study

Minimise costs and increase savings

Streamlined solutions for every worker

Information workers or frontline workers, there is a Chrome OS device for every use case.

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Frontline workers

  • Set up flex desks or shared workspaces powered by high performance Chromeboxes or Chromebases for your in-office frontline employees or provide remote employees with a complete desktop experience.
  • Utilise Chrome OS optimised enterprise-grade docking stations that are certified under the 'Works with Chromebooks' programme and connect to peripherals such as headsets, chargers, webcams and more.
  • Provide loaner Chrome OS devices for temporary or hourly workers with the Grab and Go programme.
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Information workers

  • Enable hybrid employees to transition between home and office smoothly. Provide Chromebooks to use at bookable flex desks that are pre-set up with monitor, keyboard, mouse and connected through an enterprise-grade docking station from leading OEMs.
  • Set up flex desks or shared workspaces powered by high performance Chromeboxes or Chromebases for your in-office employees or provide remote employees with a complete desktop experience.

Hybrid work and return to office toolkit

Ready to begin? Understand how to deploy step by step, set up users and policies, and make sure that employees have access to the apps that they need.

Hybrid work and return to office toolkit
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At Sunrun, we are adapting to a hybrid-work return to office model, where some of the workforce return to the office while others continue working remotely. Chrome OS devices are our default and used for the majority of our teams at Sunrun. For our return to office plans, we are expanding Chrome OS to other departments because it’s an adaptable and fast operating system that's scalable and cost effective. It meets all our security and compliance industry needs. As we return to the office, we are planning to also restart the Grab and Go programme for employees.

Deji Fatunla, Corporate Engineering Lead, Sunrun

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Manage Chrome browser from the cloud

With more and more organisations adopting a hybrid work environment, it’s critical for IT teams to be able to manage their browser deployments easily and efficiently. If you have multiple platforms in your organisation, you can use Chrome Browser Cloud Management in the Google Admin console to manage Chrome browser across your enterprise, at no additional cost. IT teams can easily enrol browsers and start applying policies both on and off-network. And they can centrally deploy and manage extensions to support their distributed workforce.

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