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Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12
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Sherpa EDGE - Chromebooks Webinar 2/28/12

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Maximize the value of Google Chromebooks for your organization. …

Maximize the value of Google Chromebooks for your organization.

The webinar will cover:
- An overview of the Chromebook's speed, simplicity and security for both the End-User and IT Administrator
- The substantially less total cost of Chromebooks compared to a traditional personal computer
- A case study on Chromebook deployment of an early adopter

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  • 1. Chromebooks for Business February 28, 2012
  • 2. Chromebooks for Business Agenda■ Welcome ○ James Sutton, Google■ Chromebooks ○ Cyrus Mistry, Google■ Chromebook Deployment Case Study ○ Chris McGarry, Cloud Sherpas■ Next Steps... ○ Q&A ○ Survey
  • 3. Chromebooks for Business Cyrus Mistry, Senior Product Manager
  • 4. Computers are complex to use, and manage Update virus Update latest Frustrated users definitions software Technology frustrating to use Extensions (flash, pdf, etc.) Apps / Browser Difficult management Majority of cost on top of HW & SW Group Policy / Management Anti-virus Questionable security A multitude of security holes Data Encryption Data Backup System Multiple platformsPeriodic Security Need to run apps everywherebackups Operating System patches Hardware Upgrade new hardware
  • 5. That complexity is very costly End User Costs Fixing time 2-3X Training Source: Gartner Research, 2010 Downtime Administration IT Operations Support and Security Desktop management Hardware & Software Hardware User software IT software Software maintenance Typical PC
  • 6. The browser has become the universal desktop All your apps and data, on any device via the browser
  • 7. Chromebooks are optimized for the web More productive users Technology that "just works" Easy to manage Cloud-based management More secure A new, effective security paradigm Lower TCO Dramatically lower total cost Chromebooks run the Chrome browser
  • 8. Happy, productive users Instantly personal - all your apps and data Boots in 8 seconds, all-day battery WiFi and 3G connectivity (optional) “Rust” proof – gets faster, not slower
  • 9. Easy to management & scale OS auto-updates ● ~ 6 week release cycle ● Secure download from Google ● Binary delta only ● Applied with a reboot Centralized management ● Web-base admin console ● Remotely set user, device and app policies ● Deploy devices without manual configuration
  • 10. Manage users, devices & apps Manage users Manage devices Manage apps ● Create login credentials ● Set proxies ● Pre-install apps ● Set policies by user group ● Lock screen on idle ● Block apps & extensions ● Whitelist users per machine ● Disable web cam ● Set homepage & tabs ● Disable Guest Mode ● Track usage ● Disable Google Sync
  • 11. A new, effective security approach Sandboxing Every app runs in its own "sandbox" Verified boot Will only boot a verified OS Data encryption All local data encrypted Recovery One switch to reset the machine TPM Chip Integrated cryptoprocessor that enables secure connection to only Google and on- board encryption of data.
  • 12. Chromebooks for Business offering ~$30 per monthUser experience IT experience ● 8 second boot Management ● Auto-updating OS ● All-day battery life ● Remotely set user, device a ● Integrated 3G (optional) app policies ● Instant personalization Support Warranty Chrome OS Hardware
  • 13. Chromebook success stories
  • 14. Thank you John MacDonald James Sutton johnmac@google.com jamessutton@google.com
  • 15. Chromebook Case StudyCloud Sherpas was proud to recently lead the largestcommercial Chromebook deployment to date. ■ Leading North American bulk transport company ■ Extensive fleet of tractors, tanks and trailers ■ Most complete coast-to-coast network of terminals in industry ■ Views technology as key differentiator - efficiency and retention
  • 16. Chromebook Case Study The Challenge"We spent years and a lot of money servicing PCs and trying tooptimize our desktop image." ■ Maintenance and support costs $$$ ■ Highly distributed user community - 40 DCs ■ Aging devices and performance issues - speed, reliability ■ No mobility - security
  • 17. Chromebook Case Study The SolutionCloud Sherpas delivered an end-to-end solution that enabledone-click access to Excel files in native format. ■ Technical ○ Sherpas custom RDP solution ○ Cloud Print implementation ○ Admin console configuration ■ Change ○ Admin training ○ End user training (3 components) + Clinics ○ Online Learning Center: cheat sheets, videos
  • 18. Chromebook Case Study The Results"Now were looking at additional use cases." ■ Users ○ 70% "as good or better then their PC" ○ 80% experienced "faster time to productivity" ○ Majority also using device from home, road ■ Management ○ Expanding mobile deployment ○ Preparing for desktop roll-out ○ Evaluating new use cases e.g. kiosk
  • 19. Q&A Questions?
  • 20. Thank you!Thank you for attending this webinar!

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