From PC to Mobile - How G Suite Is Bridging the Gap
Today’s business technology is increasingly moving away from traditional office computers and laptops to smartphones and other mobile devices. For the mobile workforce, this has largely already happened; it’s far easier to take out your smartphone to send a file than open your laptop bag, open your computer, connect to the Internet, and send a file. Computers are reserved for larger projects, and smartphones are used for everyday tasks. According to this article in Computer Weekly, the availability of more features on smartphones that were previously only available on computers is leading to the rise of the mobile workforce - and the decline of the operating system.
Operating Systems Must Support All Platforms in the Cloud
With employees both in and out of offices increasingly using mobile devices, operating systems have had to evolve to keep pace. G Suite, formerly known as Google for Work, has been a cross-platform solution since its introduction. G Suite apps are available for smartphones and tablets, and any G Suite solution, such as Google Docs, can be accessed from a browser. And it isn’t just the operating system which must be cross-platform; data must be stored in the cloud and made accessible in a secure manner.
Chromebooks: Why Use Windows in the Office and Google on Your Phone?
Using two operating systems - Windows and G Suite - is something many businesses do. But it isn’t necessary. If your employees are performing only basic tasks, and don’t need anything beyond what is included in the traditional Microsoft Office line, all you need is an Internet connection to get work done. This is the philosophy behind Chromebooks, Google’s pared-down line of computers, which are generally less expensive than traditional PC computers and laptops, and do not come with an operating system installed. Instead, employees access everything through the Chrome web browser or through apps downloaded from Google Play.
Chromebooks can additionally be administered from one central administration console from your company’s Google account, removing the need for your company’s IT department to physically set up each machine. Your IT staff can be based in Chicago and set up any remote employee’s system anywhere in the world in minutes.
Increased Security With No Operating System
With the removal of the legacy operating system comes the removal of potential security threats from viruses as well - while viruses can also attack browsers, removal of the legacy operating system removes a key attack vector for hackers. If you’re interested in lowering your device costs with Chromebooks, or G Suite, or both, contact UpCurve Cloud today.