A year or two ago it was difficult to complete a day at work without using Internet Explorer. At any office, there will be a bunch of applications and web pages that work only on IE. Things are however changing fast. These days I rarely open IE at work. I get everything done via Chrome.
To an extent, this is because most of the web-based services now support almost all the browsers. However, Google has been constantly pushing Chrome for Work over the years. The success of Chrome OS in schools and businesses highly depend upon making Chrome compatible with everything on the internet!
Google has been providing Chrome for Work technical support for Google Apps customers. Today, they are extending this to non-Google Apps customers too. From the blog post:
Today, we’re announcing new investments for Chrome, specifically for businesses: security enhancements for Windows 10, improvements to the Chrome update system for enterprises and a new 24×7 support offering for all customers, including those who aren’t using Google Apps but are running Chrome as their primary browser.
24×7 Support – We recognize that for businesses that run on Chrome, it’s important to have the peace of mind that comes with 24×7 support from Google. We’ve been providing this for Google Apps customers, and today we’re expanding this to all customers — even those who aren’t using Google Apps. This new offering is called Chrome for Work Assist, and includes 24×7 phone and email support, with deployment assistance from Google. Chrome for Work Assist is now available in the US and Canada, with more regions launching soon.
Is your organization using Chrome as your default browser, officially? Does your IT department recommend Chrome over other browsers? This is a news story that you should send to your admins!