Don’t throw away that old PC or dusty Mac. With the recently released ChromeOS Flex, Google wants you to stop ditching your legacy hardware and update it instead.

Designed to modernize outdated devices, the cloud-first operating system offers modern computing at scale. It’s stable, secure, easy to roll out across a company’s entire network, and saves businesses from starting from scratch with new equipment.

Refresh and renew old computers

ChromeOS Flex refreshes old devices, so companies don’t have to invest in new computers when modernizing their digital architecture. It’s tailored to businesses that want to quickly and efficiently improve their systems without wasting time and money, disrupting business, or worrying about security.

Security

Google has long been known as a cybersecurity leader, and ChromeOS Flex has all the security and reliability of its Workspace products - protecting against data loss and data breaches caused by ransomware, malware, and other threats. 

Efficiency and speed

With Chrome installed, older devices run faster, more efficiently, and with less downtime. No more sluggish controls, aging applications, or time-consuming updates - Chrome works in the background to refresh your system as needed so your employees can get on with their work without interruption.

Environmentally-friendly

Upgrading old computers instead of buying new ones isn’t just suitable for your budget, it’s good for the planet. Around 40 million tons of e-waste is discarded every year, ending up in landfills and harming the environment. Saving your computers from the garbage heap boosts a company’s green footprint and ESG credentials.

And it might lower your utility bills, too - according to Google, devices that run ChromeOS Flex use an average of 19% less energy than those that don’t.

How to install ChromeOS Flex

You don’t need any technical expertise to get up and running with ChromeOS Flex - it’s as simple as plugging in a USB.

Download the OS to your USB, install it on your device, and then deploy it across your organization via USB or your company network. Google provides further installation instructions and a list of certified devices to help get you started.

There are currently over 400 devices that are certified to run ChromeOS Flex, but if yours isn’t on the list, don’t panic. Google is continually adding to the list to bring Chrome to more customers. 

Once installed, you can further enhance your Chrome capabilities with the Chrome Enterprise upgrade. This allows users to manage all their ChromeOS devices from a single cloud-based admin console. Google is currently offering a 30-day free trial of the Enterprise upgrade, which covers up to 50 devices.

If you’re still unsure whether ChromeOSFlex is right for your organization or need help getting up and running, reach out to our team of engineers, technicians, and consultations for step-by-step guidance. As a Google Cloud Premier Partner, UpCurve Cloud has helped hundreds of businesses from a wide range of sectors make the most of their Workspace tools. Contact us today to see how we can help you maximize your cloud-based tech. 


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