Education Google is winning in Education. Enterprise however, is an area that they could still use some support. Google has announced that they will be partnering with VMware. Chrome OS can be integrated with their Workspace ONE, allowing customers to deploy applications on Chrome OS devices.
According to VMware, Workspace One “is a simple and secure enterprise platform that delivers and manages any app on any device by integrating identity, application and enterprise mobility management. It is available as a cloud service or for on-premises deployment.”
With this integration, Chrome OS users in enterprise, (if their company uses Workspace One that is) will be able to access legacy applications on their Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.
Workspace ONE adds to the existing security of Chrome devices, which are designed with security in mind from boot up to shut down. Multiple layers of protection are built in to every Chromebook, ranging from encrypted data and platform storage, a Verified Boot process, sandboxing of all applications and security modules such as TPM chips. With the combined forces of Workspace ONE and Chrome OS, that security extends to virtualized applications to run your business.
Workers gain access to more work applications through VMware Horizon desktop virtualization along with an added bonus: one click authentication and application management. Workspace ONE on Chromebooks and other Chrome OS devices simplifies the secure login process with SSO, or single sign on. Employees can then access the applications they need to get work done through a managed software catalog.