Relentless competition is one of the core principles of our market economy and so it’s a rare sight to see the biggest rivals turning into strong allies or supporting each other’s products. But, for some companies like Google, this does not appear to be an issue. The software giant is learned to have decided to enable Microsoft Office apps on Chromebooks running Chrome OS.
Office apps to run on Chromebooks
It’s not just Google! The parallel which is a global leader in cross-platform solutions will also partner to bring enterprises and cloud workers full-featured Windows applications to Chrome Enterprise this fall.
In a post – Parallels and Google Partner to Bring Enterprises Full-Featured Windows Applications to Chrome Enterprise, the website highlighted,
Remote work is a new reality, making efficiency, connectivity, speed, reliability, security and undisrupted access essential elements of a successful organization. At this key moment, our two organizations have formed a landmark partnership to equip enterprises with solutions that optimize their businesses and teams to meet the evolving challenges of modern work environments.
The alliance strongly believes the partnership between them will empower enterprises to,
- Add full-featured Windows apps, including Microsoft Office, to Chromebook Enterprise devices
- Have the flexibility to work and collaborate anytime from anywhere
- Do away with additional hardware costs and successfully manage the total cost of ownership (TCO)
Parallels’ unmatched experience in developing robust software solutions make it easier for businesses to have the right kind of the applications and files they need on their device’s operating system.
It’s not known how Windows apps will be delivered on Chrome OS. So, it would be interesting to see how Google will justify its stand. Nevertheless, the move marks an important change in the field of competition and intense rivalry.
For more information, visit the Parallels website.