Chromebook ready for the enterprise? Not so fast.

Google has just announced the latest Chromebook by Samsung and it’s being touted as ready for enterprise.

http://www.zdnet.com/the-google-chromebook-suddenly-is-an-enterprise-contender-7000006018/

I’m not so sure that Chromebooks are really ready for the enterprise. In an ideal world (for Chromebooks)  every enterprise applications would run in a browser.  I can think of plenty of applications that don’t run in a browser,  let alone in Chrome.  What about the need to RDP into a server?

Earlier this week I attended the ISTE Leadership Forum in Indianapolis.  I debated on taking my first generation Chromebook but ultimately decided to leave it at home.  There were just too many things that I felt wouldn’t work well unless I had access to an Internet connection all the time.  There is little to no offline use for a Chromebook.

So before schools start jumping into a 1:1 program with $249 Chromebooks,  make sure it meets your EDUCATIONAL needs.

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