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12 July 2022: Cameyo’s virtual application delivery (VAD) now allows users to directly access their local folders on Chromebooks without changes in their user experience with the app. This also means that through the native file system integration with Chrome OS, users will not have to refresh or replace their devices in order to access Windows-based apps when accessing, editing and saving files locally on their device.

Why it’s Important

With the rapid adoption of Chrome OS, enterprises need to balance the practicality and cost savings of such a transition. However, Chromebooks generally only have limited storage capacity relative to other devices. Running them on Windows can risk the device’s performance and void its warranty, which is why organisations rarely use Windows on a Chrome OS laptop. Cameyo’s native file system integration allows users to operate within a web-based environment, including virtualised desktop versions of Microsoft 365 apps.

Who’s impacted

  • Desktop / digital workspace teams
  • Development team leads
  • Business analysts

What’s Next?

Similar to our earlier forecast, IBRS expects a gradual acceleration of the shift towards application virtualisation services for environments that would have traditionally been the domain of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Small improvements, such as local file system support on Chromebooks, will help drive this shift incrementally.

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