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Chromebook management question.

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Started by Craig Wilkinson 14 Sep 2015 8:55pm () Replies (11)

Our school has previously purchased Chromebooks from a supplier with the Chrome device management as part of the package.  They are excellent and easy to use and we want to purchase 40 more.

The question is do we need the Chrome device management? It cost about $90 more per Chromebook to have it and we were wondering if it was essential.   We can pick up Chromebooks from retailers for under $300 but they don't come with the management system and I don't know if they include the Google Apps for Education licence.

Has anyone purchased multiple Chromebooks without Chrome device management? 

Any thoughts would be helpful.

 

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  • Greg Reynolds (View all users posts) 17 Nov 2015 5:16pm ()

    A Chrome Management Console license entitles the Chromebook to support directly from Google and features like auto-domain complete (auto-complete school logins ...@abc.school.nz) save precious learning minutes in class.

     

    CMC saves schools more than it's cost in time and money spent deploying and managing and tracking school-owned devices over the years - or time helping students with BYOB/ChromeDevice get on school wireless - and it's a one-off cost (perpetual license) not an annual license fee like other Mobile Device Management solutions, most of which are more than $40 per annum.

     

    Cheers

    Greg

     

  • Greg Reynolds (View all users posts) 17 Nov 2015 5:21pm ()

    Schools or communities of schools purchasing 250+ Google Chrome Management Console licenses before 31 Dec 2015 are entitled to free onsite PLD from Google Edu team worth $2k - special offer for NZ & Australia only.

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