Google first announced the availability of two Chromebooks, based on Google’s Chrome OS on May 11, 2011, at the Google I/O Developer Conference in San Francisco, California. Samsung and Acer are the first companies to launch Chromebooks, and made their worldwide debut on June 15, 2011.
A Chromebook is not really a laptop, but it’s not really a computer either. Google claims it’s the web in a “computer-like object,” and can do everything on the web that previously required local software applications.
What makes these laptops unique is that they run millions of web based applications that provide the functionality of many programs we use today. This essentially means no more dealing with software, desktops apps, or locally stored documents, pictures, and videos.
Chromebooks provide a fast, safe, more secure online experience for those who spend most of their time online. Users can avoid system crashes, software updates, virus protection plans, and other traditional computer maintenance.
The question is: Are people ready for this?
Tier10 is in the process of moving all local servers to the Cloud for a more simple, secure, fast and a more cost-effective computing experience. The hope is that we’ll gain the benefit of higher productivity and ease of use, especially as the company expands across the nation.
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