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This article was published on October 8, 2014

Google pushes Chromebooks for Work with a new $50/year subscription plan for advanced features

Google pushes Chromebooks for Work with a new $50/year subscription plan for advanced features
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Google is making a big push for the enterprise market today as it announces a slew of features designed to make Chromebooks more appealing for the workplace.

With Chromebooks for Work, Google says it’s now placing particular focus on “identity, manageability, virtualization, performance and pricing.”

Identity

The main selling points include single sign-on, which basically lets you log in using the same credentials and identity-provider that you use elsewhere in the company. Additionally, it’s introducing multiple sign-in to help users switch between personal and work accounts more easily.

Google is also making moves to improve certificate management for wireless connections, while it’s making it easier to set up new workers with Chrome apps by making it easier for admins to push bookmarks and other settings to each device. You can read a full list of the new features and services here.

In terms of pricing, Google says enterprise customers can procure these advanced features with a new annual subscription, which will cost $50 per device per year. Though it’s only open to those in the US and Canada for now.

Chromebooks for Work

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