Chrome Enterprise

Chrome enterprise

Empower
your users.
Free your IT.

Chrome OS provides security by design, enterprise capabilities, and cost savings that can greatly benefit your business. Cloud-first and sleek Chromebooks give cloud workers fast access to applications, reduced downtime and improved workflows.

The Pythian Difference

We’re your research lab, your sounding board, and your partner 

At Pythian, we’re passionate about pioneering new technologies and exploring new opportunities with you to work smarter. 

Our focus keeps us sharp

We eat, sleep, and breathe Google

Our Google experts have the knowledge and certifications you can count on

Our team keeps you winning

Leverage hundreds of experts

From installation to analytics to ops, our experts have you covered

Work with established solutions

Get value faster with reduced risk with proven solutions and automations for your Chrome OS deployments

Get it all with Pythian

Complete solutions, complete service

Whether it’s Google OS, tools, or devices, our one-stop shop has what you need

The benefits of Chrome

Smarter devices.

No upgrades. Interested? 

Work smarter with Chrome, the world’s most popular browser and secure, cloud-connected operating system. Chrome is the foundation for a new generation of modern, cloud-based business technologies that just keep getting smarter. 

Keep up to date with Chrome OS 

Work with the newest technology 

Eliminate costly software or licensing fees with this smart, seamless experience for end-users across multiple devices. Every time you boot up a Chrome device, it downloads the newest OS updates for free.

Stay safe with powerful security 

Widely considered to be the most secure operating system, Google Chrome has security built-in at every level to provide end-to-end protection, securely supporting employees across your enterprise.

Save money with easier management 

Eliminate expenses such as software upgrades, downtime, IT ops, maintenance, and training with an easy-to-manage system that improves over time with less IT maintenance. 

Keep smart with intelligent updates 

Every time you turn on a Chrome device, it checks for system upgrades. That means your Chrome device gets smarter every time you use it. 

Win in the Cloud with
Google Chromebooks

Fast Deployment

Chromebook devices deploy 76% faster than Windows devices* with no imaging required because devices automatically download users’ apps, settings, and bookmarks stored in a cloud profile.

Enterprise Management

Chromebook OS devices combine the end user benefits of Chromebooks with the business capabilities of Chrome OS for IT to deploy, orchestrate and power the cloud workforce to work securely and effectively from anywhere.

Secure by Design

With Chrome OS’s holistic approach to security, you can keep your business safe. Chrome devices are secure by design; they deter end users from falling hostage to harmful attacks and mitigate impact if one prevails.

Apps for every worker

Chrome OS gives employees access to the productivity and video conferencing apps they need. Managed Google Play allows IT to curate and deploy top enterprise and private apps. Access legacy and Windows apps in secure virtual environments through virtualization providers like Citrix and VMware, or use Parallels Desktop to access Windows apps locally.

Smart and Eco-friendly investment

Chrome OS is designed to minimize costs and energy consumption over time. Businesses can save up to $482 per device per year* in reduced deployment, upgrade, and training costs. Chrome OS devices are built with sustainable and recyclable materials and consume up to 46% less energy than comparable competitor devices.

Source: *ESG Technical Review, Google Chromebook: Accelerating Device Lifecycle Management, July 2020

Simplify your life with Chrome Device Management

  • Simplify management for 10 or 10,000 devices
    Provision, configure, and manage Chrome devices across the enterprise from one central location, and easily manage a single user, group, or the entire company in minutes. 
  • Manage access for ultimate control
    Regulate who can log into company devices. Disable guest mode, external users, or create various levels of access for guest accounts, and easily blacklist, whitelist, or pre-install apps, URLs, or extensions.
  • Manage devices company-wide
    Configure devices to each department’s or employee’s specifications, while staying within overall compliance standards. Customize your devices to meet each team’s specific needs.
  • Manage the user experience with customizable features
    You’re in control of the user experience as you install or update apps, bookmarks, or settings centrally across all devices for brand standards, kiosks, and shared work stations. 
Pythian Services

Google Chrome OS Jumpstart Packages

With Jumpstart, Pythian’s team of Google-certified Chrome OS engineers will not only help validate each of your use cases but will also assist with integrating Chrome OS into your current desktop infrastructure. 

Pilot/POC Planning 

Think ahead with solution vision and pilot/POC planning prise into your current desktop infrastructure.

  • Identify and define the specific use case(s) and requirements for your pilot 
  • Define high-level technical requirements and identify blockers or watchpoints
  • Identify success criteria and project objectives 
  • Pilot project scoping and SOW creation 

Pilot/POC configuration
and testing 

Here are a few of the common items we cover with customers in this phase. 

Introduce a powerful Identity solution 

Pythian will assist with mapping Google Identity accounts directly to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) or AD and, if appropriate, Pythian’s Chrome OS engineers will assist with the integration of an SSO solution into your Chrome OS environment. 

Integrate your network and network certificates 

If you utilize user, server, and/or client certificates allowing users to connect securely to 802.1x wireless, VPN, secure servers, or applications, Pythian can assist with the integration of Chrome OS and your Certificate Authorities, Root CA, or Intermediate CA. 

Ensure consistency with policy configuration 

Pythian’s Chrome OS engineers will assist with the policy configuration of each use case to ensure correct user experience and best practises for security, integration, software updates, and more. 

Get trained on admin change management 

Chrome OS is easy to manage in an enterprise environment, but still may be a new process for your teams. Our extensive Chrome OS admin training ensures your teams stay on top. 

Tighten it up with testing 

Finally, we give your users a chance to test out Chrome OS devices in each use case, while we collect feedback and make any policy tweaks required to tighten up any final items. 

Review & full deployment

Make it real with full roll-out.

  • Review the original success criteria and project objectives to ensure completion 
  • Plan and conduct deployment for the full rollout  
  • Pythian will continue to provide ongoing support for all Chrome Enterprise Upgrade customers

Our Jumpstart plans fit your needs

Choose from our standard Jumpstart plan (5-week timeframe) or Jumpstart Advanced (6-week timeframe). 

Chrome OS Pilot

  • Setup Chrome Enterprise Upgrade Trial Domain 
  • Chrome OS Admin Panel Training 
  • Device Enrollment & License 
  • Management Session 
  • Chrome OS Security Overview 
  • Status Calls 
  • QA Sessions 
  • Guided Print Infrastructure Integration 

Use Cases

  • Front line workers
  • Informational workers
  • Customer self-service
  • Contact Call Centers

Active Directory/SSO Setup

  • Directory Sync 
  • SAML Setup (Jumpstart Advanced only) 

Network setup

  • Integration with existing Microsoft Certificate Authority (Jumpstart Advanced only) 
On-Demand Webinar

How Schnucks became digitally mature with Pythian

We need to move workforces to the cloud; businesses now exist in a boundless world and need tools that enable agility.

In this webinar we discuss how Chrome OS is right there, providing a flexible, secure, and easy-to-manage platform and redefining how business happens in the browser.

Insight

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