Press

16.04.2021
CANCOM and Google to drive digital solutions for productive and collaborative teamwork
  • Google and CANCOM partnership promotes collaborative work models in businesses and schools
  • CANCOM provides Chrome OS devices & applications and management licenses as well as operation of the solutions
  • Google thus expands its channel presence for Chrome OS in the DACH region

CANCOM is entering into a new partnership with Google, with which the US technology company is expanding its channel presence for Chrome OS in the DACH region. This makes CANCOM a member of a small circle of exclusive partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. CANCOM will not only offer Chrome OS-based devices and the associated management licenses, but also the Google applications as well as the operation of the solutions - especially in the education and enterprise sectors

Through their joint alignment, both IT companies want to help their customers achieve a modern as well as secure way of working and support schools in their digitalization efforts. As a Leading Digital Transformation Partner, CANCOM knows exactly what companies and schools need in terms of modern, productive and collaborative working models.

"I am delighted that Google and CANCOM are joining forces to create forward-looking solutions for modern and flexible collaboration. With Chrome Enterprise, Chromebooks and other Chrome OS endpoints, we offer enterprises and schools versatile and secure devices for every way of working. With CANCOM as a digitization partner, we can make a lot of things happen, and I'm looking forward to a joint future," says Daniele Esposito, Head of Chrome OS Commercial Channel for DACH, Italy and Spain at Google.

Digital solutions for the new normal in companies

With the right overall concept, it's possible to work just as efficiently on the road or from the home office as it is on-site. Chromebooks and laptops running Google's Chrome OS operating system are a modern and secure solution for that purpose across companies of all sizes and all industries. That's because of the inherent layers of security within the OS, the ease of use, and the wide range of available hardware from leading OEMs. Not only can devices be rolled out and deployed faster via intuitive device management, they can also be easily and centrally managed by IT teams using the admin console. Additionally, upgrades are done by device, not by employee, providing benefits in the event of replacement, loss, or employee turnover. CANCOM not only offers its customers a wide range of Chrome OS-based devices and licenses, but also supports them during rollout and integration into the existing IT infrastructure. Companies thus benefit from future-proof solutions for modern and flexible work concepts, higher employee productivity, and lower total cost of ownership.

Digital education with CANCOM and Chrome OS

Schools can also benefit tremendously from Chromebooks due to their high security features, intuitive user interface, and additional management functions in everyday school life. Resources for the classroom can be made available easily - regardless of the educational platform or whether Google Workspace or Microsoft Teams is used on the devices. As a result, it enables unique digital learning and teaching experiences in the classroom while keeping operational costs and administrative overhead low. With over 25 years of experience in education, CANCOM is a leading provider of digital education solutions, offering Chrome OS-based devices with additional benefits and services to best meet all pedagogy needs.

"Through our joint partnership, we are making a valuable contribution to the advancement of digital education in the DACH region. Google offers powerful devices and tools for collaboration, communication and creativity. Combined with our experience in digital education solutions, we ensure that modern technologies are fully integrated into everyday school life and optimally benefit pedagogy," says Martin Mayr, Senior Vice President at CANCOM.

Chrome OS equally popular with businesses and schools  

The devices continue to grow in popularity, with Chrome OS now the second most widely used desktop operating system in the world. In 2020, for example, more than 30 million Chromebooks were sold worldwide1. According to the market research institute IDC, the market share of Chrome OS increased by 4.4 percentage points to 10.8 percent in 2020. Chrome OS represents the fastest growing notebook OS in Germany2. The development in the education sector shows this even more clearly: Chromebooks are the best-selling end device in the K12 sector worldwide last year. This makes them an important component of modern teaching and learning concepts, which are implemented together with CANCOM as part of holistic digital education solutions at schools.

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Sebastian Bucher
Manager Investor Relations