Set up ChromeOS devices for hybrid work

Resources for IT teams to plan a return to office and support hybrid work with remote and in-office workers
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The sudden shift to remote work last year has radically changed how we live and work. With vaccines and additional safety precautions underway, organizations are slowly transitioning selected workforces into offices this year. This transition to a hybrid form of working, in which some employees are onsite while others work from home, or a combination of the two, needs to be managed by the majority of organizations.

ChromeOS is a modern, secure solution that can support productivity in your workforce, either from the office, home, or both, and allows IT to manage distributed devices from a central location. The resources below will help you to get started with planning your return to office strategy and supporting a hybrid workforce.

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Learn how ChromeOS can help

With the right endpoints in place, organizations can make sure that their employees are effective and productive no matter where they work. ChromeOS provides a complete cloud-based platform to help do the following:

  • Deploy ChromeOS devices quickly and without having to image devices.
  • Centrally manage devices with the Google Admin console and Chrome Enterprise Upgrade.
  • Protect employees with built-in and proactive security measures.
  • Give employees access to cloud-based or legacy apps through Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions.
  • Set up shared workspaces and devices with Chromebox and docking stations.

To learn more about the benefits and features of ChromeOS that can help your hybrid workforce, watch Keep business running, even when working from home or go to Hybrid work and return to office with ChromeOS.

To learn about ChromeOS security features and supporting Google products, watch our webinar on Securing remote workers with Google and ChromeOS.

Explore ChromeOS devices to view a variety of ChromeOS devices, including laptops and convertibles.

Reach out to a reseller or contact our sales team for more information.

Plan your return to office strategy with ChromeOS

As an administrator you can set up shared devices and workstations for employees returning to the office.

ChromeOS devices for your remote workforce

Deploy and manage ChromeOS devices

Manage devices in your organization by following recommended steps and best practices. The resources below help to make sure your employees’ devices are enrolled and adhere to the policies that you set. When these steps are completed, your employees are ready to go, and you can manage the devices remotely with the Admin console.

  • Watch how-to demo videos from ChromeOS for more details.
  • Drop ship ChromeOS devices directly to your employees that automatically enroll into enterprise administration with zero-touch enrollment.

Onboard new employees

A strong onboarding process is important to make new employees feel comfortable and productive. We're here to help and support you in every step of the way as your organization deploys ChromeOS devices to employees.

Deploy and access apps

As an administrator you can manage and provide access to apps on an employee's device. ChromeOS devices can access apps through Chrome browser, Google Play, and VDI solutions.

Keep employees productive

Explore more solutions that can help keep your employees productive in any location.

  • Manage Chrome browser from the Admin console, across all your Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux devices.
  • Help employees to stay connected and collaborative with video conferencing solutions on ChromeOS. For details, see Video conferencing with ChromeOS devices.
  • For information on working remotely with Google Workspace, including using video meetings, group chat, and document collaboration apps, watch Cloud OnAir on demand content Remote Working with Google Workspace or Working Remotely with Google Workspace.
  • Repurpose Windows and Mac devices to have a ChromeOS experience with CloudReady.
  • Learn how BeyondCorp remote access allows employees, contractors, and other users to work more securely from virtually any location without the need for a traditional VPN. For details, see BeyondCorp Enterprise.

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