With increasing importance on portability, convenience and workplace flexibility, more and more businesses are opting for laptops as the primary device form factor for their employees. When those laptops remain at home, get left on the other side of the country during a business trip or take a glass of water to the keyboard, a remedy is needed. The quicker that remedy can be actioned, the less time and money is left on the table and the quicker the employee can get back to making amazing things happen.
Enter Grab and Go. Imagine a shelf stacked with laptops right in the middle of your office. Your stressed-out employee, stranded without their device, walks right up, pulls a computer off the shelf, signs in and is productive again. They’re back to work in minutes. When they no longer need their loaner laptop, they simply sign out and put it back on the shelf, where it’s ready for the next user. The entire process is self-service.
A self-service program that works at scale is only possible with Chromebooks that don’t need to be reset or configured with each loan – reducing the burden on the IT department. Chromebooks are built for cloud-based workflows, so as soon as the user signs in, they have instant access to the tools and data they need. Even personal settings, such as bookmarks, saved passwords, history and extensions are the same on any device thanks to Chrome Sync. There’s no setup process – just a standard Google Account sign-in. If someone knows how to sign in to Gmail, they know how to sign into a Chromebook. A self-service program that works at scale is only possible with Chromebooks that don’t need to be reset or configured with each loan – reducing the burden on the IT department.