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Comment Re:Chromebooks for Business .. (Score 1) 193 193

Chromebooks make sense for certain business and organization use cases. Not all businesses can give up on Windows applications, however. While Google does have alternatives to Microsoft Office, many companies have legacy Windows-based applications that are not easily converted to cloud or web-based. However, there are solutions, based on HTML5 technology, that allow browser-based access to such applications. For example, Ericom's AccessNow HTML5 RDP solution enables Chromebook users to securely connect to Terminal Server or VDI virtual destops (or almost any RDP host) and run their applications and desktops in a browser. AccessNow does not require any installation on the Chromebook, so it's easy to deploy and manage. For an online demo open your Chrome browser and visit: http://www.ericom.com/demo_Acc... Please note that I work for Ericom.

Comment Re:Chromebooks are like tablets ... (Score 1) 250 250

You have the right take on Chromebooks. They were never meant to totally replace traditional laptops, and they're not for everyone. Chromebooks are meant for users that spend most of their time in a browser and want a device that's easy to use and starts up fast. Sounds like a lot of people that I know. However, even those willing to try a new OS or device might not be willing or able to give up on their Windows applications. But there are solutions to overcome that obstacle. For example, Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to securely connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser. AccessNow does not require any client to be installed on the Chromebook, as you only need the HTML5-compatible browser. Check out this link for more info: http://www.ericom.com/RDPChromebook.asp?URL_ID=708 Please note that I work for Ericom

Comment Chromebooks and Windows applications (Score 1) 96 96

Once Google dropped the price, added more offline capabilities and improved the hardware, the Chromebook was bound to take off. Education was the correct market to target, as the Chromebook is easy to manage and use, and starts up super-fast. Many schools, however, still need access to Windows applications. Or, they may want to access education-related web apps that require Java support. One possible approach to these issues is to combine Chromebooks with third party solutions such as Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP solution that enables Chromebook users to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run Windows applications or desktops in a browser tab. You can even open up an Internet Explorer session inside a Chrome browser tab, and then connect to the applications that require Java and run them on the Chromebook. For more information about AccessNow for Chromebooks in Education, visit: http://www.ericom.com/Education-ChromebookRDPClient.asp?URL_ID=708 Please note that I work for Ericom

Comment Chromebooks and Windows Applications (Score 1) 372 372

The Chromebook definitely has it's place, as there are many people that would be happy with an easy-to-use, fast starting, inexpensive laptop. That being said, not everyone is willing or able to give up on their Windows applications. But there are solutions to overcome that. For example, Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to securely connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in the Chrome browser tab. Check out this link for more info: http://www.ericom.com/RDPChromebook.asp?URL_ID=708 Please note that I work for Ericom

Comment Access to Windows Apps (Score 1) 127 127

If you are considering Chromebooks but acces to your Windows apps is important to you, you should look at Ericom AccessNow, a pure HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server (RDS Session Host), physical desktops or VDI virtual desktops – and run their applications and desktops in a browser. Ericom‘s AccessNow does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, or any other underlying technology to be installed on end-user devices – an HTML5 browser is all that is required. For more info, and to download the beta, visit: http://www.ericom.com/html5_rdp_client.asp?URL_ID=708

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