Google have seen a progressive increase in Chrome usage since 2009, who are now on par with Safari usage across the board. With around 11 percent of the market, they fall quite shy of Firefox and Internet Explorer, who also have notable loss in usage. You can check the latest stats of browser usage here.
As Chrome usage is on the up and the age of Google Chrome OS is on the horizon, the search engine giant has declared to the world that their browser can now be used in a corporate environment. Tools for administrators have been added to configure and deploy the browser on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. Windows policy template support is a notable addition that lets administrators control all of Chrome’s settings throughout an entire organisation. Google have also added their support for the browser, with phone and e-mail now supported via Google Apps for Business.
As we stated, Chrome is not as popular as Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer from Microsoft — yet. “Let your administrator know to give it a try and let us know what they think,” Glenn Wilson and Daniel Clifford of Google said.
As IT evolves everyday, Chrome giving IT administrators another option in the browsing world will be a welcome addition to the stable of already available browsers. Maybe this could be the push that Google needs to come out on top?