December 4, 2023
4 min read

The Advantages of Chromebooks for Business


Empowering your organisation and your teams to work more effectively and efficiently is key to its success, and Chromebooks are at the forefront of facilitating this transformation. These innovative devices offer a multitude of benefits that can significantly enhance how your business operates: from being cost effective and easy to deploy to their unraveled security features.

In this blog, you'll find out more about their advantages and what makes them a great choice of technology for organisations of any size.

1. Cost-effective

The first compelling benefit of adopting Chromebooks in your business is their cost-effectiveness. Chromebooks are more affordable than their Windows or Mac counterparts, without compromising on quality or performance. These cost savings can make a substantial difference, especially when purchasing devices for an entire organisation.

2. Simple and fast

Chromebooks boot up quickly and have a streamlined operating system that is easy to navigate, reducing training time for employees.

3. Cloud-centric

Integrated with Google Workspace, Chromebooks facilitate cloud-based work, ensuring that documents and apps are accessible from any device, fostering a flexible and agile work environment. 

The cloud-first approach means that teams can collaborate on documents and in real-time, with changes saved and synced instantly across devices. This setup reduces the risk of data loss and ensures that the latest versions of files are always at hand. 

4. Secure

Chromebooks come with built-in malware and virus protection, and they use sandboxing technology to keep processes isolated from each other. If the device suspects any corruption, it can reboot and heal itself.

The limited local storage and heavy reliance on cloud storage also mean that lost or stolen devices pose less of a risk.


5. Automatic Updates

Chromebook updates are managed in the background and don’t require user intervention. This ensures that devices are always up-to-date with the latest features and security patches without causing disruption.

6. Easy deployment and management

The Google Admin Console allows IT departments to easily deploy apps, set up user access, and enforce policies across all Chromebooks in an organisation.

This simplifies the set up process for new devices, saving time and resources and ensuring consistency across all devices. 

7. Shared Device Mode

In scenarios where employees or students share devices, Chromebooks allow for easy multi-user support. Users simply log in to their account to access their personalised data and settings.

8. Offline Capabilities

Even though Chromebooks are optimised for online use, many apps and services have offline modes. This ensures productivity even without an active internet connection.

9. Long Battery Life 

The combination of an energy-efficient processor and operating system allows Chromebooks to benefit from long battery lives,  making them ideal for employees on the move or for situations where power sources might be scarce.

10. Durabile

Chromebooks are designed with robustness in mind, built to withstand the daily rigors of a dynamic workplace. Their durability ensures a longer lifespan, reducing the costs associated with device replacements.  

11. Versatile

Chromebooks come in a variety of models and configurations, catering to a wide range of business needs. Whether it's a compact model for on-the-go professionals or a more powerful version for demanding applications, there's a Chromebook to suit every role within an organisation. 

12. Android Apps integrations

Most modern Chromebooks can run Android apps from the Google Play Store, greatly expanding their utility and application options.

From advanced productivity tools and creative software to specialised business applications, the additional apps can profoundly enhance work processes and efficiency. 

13. Seamless Transition

For businesses already using Google Workspace, the transition to Chromebooks is seamless. Employees are likely already familiar with Google apps such as Docs, Sheets, and Drive, so they can simply log onto their new device and continue working where they left off. 

14. Sustainability 

The Chromebooks consume less power compared to traditional laptops, reducing energy consubption and electricity costs. Additionally, the longevity and durability of Chromebooks mean a lower frequency of device replacements, contributing to reduced electronic waste.

Also, Chromebooks use Google’s Cloud infrastructure, which is  increasingly powered by renewable energy sources. 

15. Software compatibility

Cameyo allows for secure application delivery for any digital workspace, and is now integrated directly into ChromeOS. What does this mean? Simplified app delivery.

Cameyo makes it easy to take any Windows application and package it into a virtualised application that can run on any device. This streamlines app delivery without needing traditional app virtualization infrastructure.

Using Cameyo removes the key objection to adopting ChromeOS in an enterprise - app compatibility. That applies whether it’s in-house legacy apps or apps that don’t run well through the browser like LOB software or software from other platforms like Excel, Outlook etc.

In conclusion, Chromebooks present a compelling solution for businesses looking to enhance their operational efficiency, flexibility, and innovation in today's digital era. From their cost-effective nature to their cloud-centric capabilities, these devices align perfectly with the needs of modern enterprises.

If your business is ready to harness the power of Chromebooks and transform the way you work, get in touch with Cobry. We will help you find the best devices that suit your organisation's needs and empower your teams to work better and more secure.

You can also give new life to your old devices with ChromeOS Flex.

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