Google says Chrome is helping ease transition to hybrid work
As organizations prepare to move from home-only work to hybrid work, Google highlighted how its Chrome browser is specifically designed for flexible working.
In a new blog post, Chrome Group Product Manager RK Popkin explained how a modern browser will be critical to the success of organizations’ hybrid work strategies, saying:
“As our organization and other organizations of all sizes transition to a more hybrid way of working, having a modern browser designed to support both administrators and end users is absolutely essential. The good news is, Chrome is made for it! Literally. It is specially designed for flexible working and as the future unfolds and the needs of businesses continue to evolve, we are committed to making our browser even easier to manage, even more secure and even more secure. more useful, so that we can all be more productive.
Going forward, the search giant plans to make Chrome a bigger business asset by focusing on easier management, modernized security, productivity, and useful integrations.
Chrome deployments and management
Recent versions have made it much easier for admins to track Chrome deployments, which also includes Chrome apps and extensions used in their organizations.
For example, Google’s new daily version report lets IT teams see all versions (including minor versions) in a single report to support compliance and make it easier to manage their entire deployment. . At the same time, a new Apps and Usage report provides useful visibility into all installed extensions, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), Chrome apps, and Android apps. The report even allows administrators to force install or block individual apps as well as view their versions and permissions.
Another recent feature of Chrome, created based on customer requests, allows administrators and even service desk employees to remotely wipe an end user’s browsing data, cookies, and cache for easier troubleshooting. .
Later this summer, Google plans to roll out further enhancements to extension management that will change the behavior of the Chrome Web Store so that end users can request extensions and administrators can then approve or deny those installations from a remote location. centralized list in the administration console. Another new release is Extensions Details which let admins know exactly which extensions are installed where, who makes them, what resources they are using, and other additional details right from the admin console.
As more of our work is done from a browser than ever before, giving administrators the tools to manage Chrome deployments and applications will likely help keep end users and their organizations safe when doing so. adoption of a hybrid work strategy.