D&H VARs Can Deliver a Powerful Device Management Tool, Allowing Administrators to Control Access, User Groups, Google Apps and More within Chrome-based Environments
D&H Distributing, the leading North American computer products and consumer electronics distributor, announces it has signed an agreement with Google to offer that company’s web-based Chrome Management Console to D&H business and education resellers. D&H is one of the few distributors authorized to sell this device management solution in the IT channel.
The Google Chrome Management Console is an online offering that allows administrators at an end-user company to manage hundreds or even thousands of Chromebook devices from a single interface. Adminstrators who sign on to the console can control network and Wi-Fi access, customize device features, pre-install Chrome apps and extensions, block apps, assign user groups, document device usage, track Chrome device shipments and more. D&H will offer the Chrome Management Console to its customers on a license basis, via the distributor’s award-winning Licensing Desk.
D&H offers Chromebooks in a range of price points from trusted partners including Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung; including Acer Aspire, HP Pavilion, Lenovo ThinkPad and Samsung Exynos, all featuring the intuitive Chrome operating system. Several of these units are in the under-$300 range. Resellers can deliver the Google Chrome Management Console as a managed services offering, overseeing their customers’ Chrome devices remotely, or can provide this product to their end-users so they may independently manage their own devices.
The console is being offered for both SMB environments and to the K-12 education market, where Chrome is gaining share due to the affordability and ease-of-use of notebooks that leverage this OS. To support the Google agreement, D&H will offer a series of Solutions Lab webcasts with product information and strategies on how VARs can profit from sales of the Chrome console, details to be announced. In addition, the distributor will add a dedicated Partner Services template to its resource library of customizable marketing templates, focusing on the benefits of a Chromebook environment managed by the console product.
“We’re excited to work with Google to promote its device management console initiative in the channel. The product stands to enhance Chromebook environments throughout the marketplace, empowering organizations to easily apply consistent and strategic policies on a multitude of devices, across a widespread ecosystem,” said Rob Eby, vice president of purchasing at D&H Distributing. “The industry has been waiting for effective management that can regulate multiple devices in the new, increasingly mobile workplace. Chrome’s console fills that need, making management of an extensive volume of Chrome-based notebook computers accessible from a single, unified point on the network.”
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As the nation’s leading technology distributor, D&H provides a wealth of resources to empower solution providers and consultants, delivering a broad selection of SMB categories, products and applications. The company’s offerings span server and infrastructure, SOHO and mobile applications, consumer electronics and gaming. D&H’s multimarket expertise, account-dedicated sales teams, sterling service and flexible financing options are unmatched in the industry.
With an impressive 96-year history serving as a trusted advisor to the reseller channel, D&H has been able to consistently reinvent itself based upon changing market conditions. The company prides itself on creating business partnerships with an astute focus on ease-of-doing-business, relationships, value, performance and service.
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SOURCE: D&H Distributing