Friday, October 5, 2012

Help Desk Hangouts: Chrome for Business

Editor’s note: Each week on the Google+ Your Business page, we’re putting you in touch with Googlers and users who can help you as a business owner get the most out of our products and features.

In our latest Help Desk Hangout On Air, we chatted with the Chrome team, who gave us 11 reasons to use Chrome at work. We learned about productivity on the web and the power of web apps, and we chatted about how Chrome reaches the lightning speeds it does. We got a tour of how businesses can tweak and customize Chrome to fit their needs, and we also answered your questions, live, during the Hangout.

Miss the event? You can watch the whole thing on the Google and Your Business YouTube channel.

Check out the video description on the YouTube page for a minute-by-minute breakdown.

Some of the questions we answered during the Hangout:
Can I configure Chrome to fit my needs as a business? How would I do so?
Sure. We’ve built an MSI installer for Chrome for business to make the transition easier. You can manage group policies easily using our pre-built templates, too. We don’t recommend it, but you can turn off auto-updates, too. Aside from these special business tools, Chrome comes with all of its standard customization features, too.

Can I still have the benefits of using Chrome (like speed, security) on an older computer?
Definitely. We think Chrome’s speed and security are particularly noticeable on older computers, in fact. Give it a try!

How is Chrome a more secure browser?
Sandboxing on Chrome adds an extra layer of protection between your computers and malicious websites that try to install unwanted programs or take your personal information. Chrome also protects you against what may be malicious websites by displaying clear warnings. Keeping up with auto-updates helps keep your browser prepared to keep your computer safe, too.

Help Desk Hangouts are hosted on the Google+ Your Business page every other Wednesday. Don’t miss our next Hangout at 11a.m. PDT on Wednesday, October 17. Look for the topic announcement on the Google+ Your Business page.

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