IT professionals will validate the fact that most remote workers have limited (if any) IT skills. When deploying technology to a remote workforce, the less involvement required from the end user the better. The global pandemic has accelerated the urgent need for secure, easy-to-use, versatile and cloud-ready devices, and Chromebooks and Chromeboxes have emerged as an ideal solution to enable and connect remote workers. Now, the deployment of those devices has become easier than ever for IT teams thanks to zero-touch enrolment.
Zero-touch enrolment means that IT departments can drop ship Chrome OS devices that will automatically enrol into enterprise administration as soon as the end user connects to the internet. The process is so straightforward that the equipment is genuinely ready at #unboxing.
Once an end user receives the device, all they need to do is connect to the internet, login, and they’re ready to go.
This has eliminated the time needed for manual configuration. Zero-touch enrolment ensures that Chrome OS devices are registered to automatically enrol once in the hand of end users. This eradicates the need for manual device enrolment by IT departments or end users. It also means that all necessary policies and permissions are already applied, and the user can simply log in with their designated identity immediately.
Almost sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? It’s for real. If you think that this kind of thing could solve all sorts of problems and save hours and hours of time for an organisation, check out this video.
I know what you are thinking now. What about virtualised environments so that remote workers can access legacy apps? Easy 👍 Now IT Administrators can enable access on Chrome to run legacy, proprietary and full-featured software, like Microsoft Office with a solution called Parallels Desktop. It is a great option for organisations that intend to, but haven’t yet made the investment in broader virtualisation infrastructure, or don’t have plans to do so. Unlike typical remote virtualisation solutions, Parallels Desktop provides offline access to applications and does not require an internet connection to run.
Although this is really just skimming the surface of how deploying technology to your remote workforce has never been easier, I hope that you have found this article helpful and insightful. Because effective digital transformation is revolutionising entire industries and rapidly changing customer expectations, it has never been more important for organisations to invest in technology that can lighten the workload for IT departments, alleviate risk, increase productivity and tighten security.
2021 is the time to take action to facilitate better ways to do business in the future. You can start by trying a free demo of a Chrome device on your desk. It could be a real game-changer. Harvard Business Review reckons playing it safe is riskier than you think.
Thanks for reading about the ease of zero-touch enrolment. I’d like to encourage you to share this with an IT Administrator who would prefer fewer headaches and more hours each day. I’m certain they’ll thank you for it.
#StaySafe and productive.