re: The End Of BYOD As We Know It?
Lorna, the Chromebook, Cromebox, and Chrome browser (desktop, mobile, tabelet) all align very nicely to create a compelling reason for going all cloud. I have all of the above and to the extent that Google's cloud embodies my computing environment, I can pick any one of the devices to engage with that environment as though it's one of the other devices. Maybe the Chromebook is better when I have to draft some letters on the train. The Chromebox hooked to a big flat panel at my desk is great too. Then, my Nexus 7 tablet and Android phone for going even more portable. If I'm looking at some Web page on my Chromebook, I can flip to that same page very easily on any of the other devices. Google's cloud keeps them all in sync for me (bookmarks, passwords, etc. too). But, to get the full benefits, you almost have to go full cloud which is a big business decision that has to come from the top. Otherwise, heavy clients will work their way in.