As Google and its hardware partners continue to improve the Chromebook, more businesses will begin to view it as a viable option for the enterprise, and not just for personal use.
But even with all the improvements, some companies might still be held back from considering Chromebooks because they still need access to Windows applications. Besides MS Office applications, there are many other applications (even in-house ones) that aren't cloud-enabled or replaceable with Google Apps.
One way around this is to leverage HTML5 technology that allows for browser-based access to applications. For example, Ericom's AccessNow HTML5 RDP client allows Chromebook users to connect to Windows applications running on Terminal Server or VDI virtual desktops, and run those applications or even full desktops in a browser tab.
There's nothing to install on the Chromebook (the HTML5 browser is already there), which makes life easy for IT staff. You just click on a URL, enter your login credentials and your Windows application or desktop appears in the browser.
For an online, interactive demo, open your Chrome browser and visit:
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