Google Chrome OS “Quick Fix” for Bugs & Security Threats: An Innovative Solution Geared Towards Enterprises

Chrome OS has taken its time to normalise into the tech industry. Windows and MacOS have such a strong hold on the market that it is difficult for new entrants to justify their presence. Perhaps its the Chrome OS’ nature, focused towards productivity that makes it appropriate for enterprise users. While other operating systems are still common, some companies have adopted the low-cost platform.

As we know, when it comes to enterprises, they need to be running bug-free systems. Perhaps they have to avoid security attacks such as Malware attacks. To prevent this, most companies run active bug report platforms. Even Google has its own platforms for various services, such as Chrome. This is where they test a beta version with developers. Recently, according to a report by 9to5google, Google has started a new stream of bug-reporting, mainly geared towards enterprise devices.

How it Works?

While that was intriguing and a bit vague, let us explain how it works. Basically, in update 77 for Chrome OS, administrators would have the ability to report a Quick Fix. This would allow the said administrator to spot a bug or a security threat on an individual system and the company would release a patch for it.

Now, you may be wondering what makes this different from any other app, OS updates. Well, in the case of enterprises, the patch forwarded would be tailor-made. This means that the system or the company would not have to wait for a wide OS update for everyone, to tend to the problem. This is quite the solution. In the case of Enterprises, a boost in productivity and a reduction in losses is quite inevitable.

According to the article, while there are many benefits to this, there are certain downsides. Firstly, the administrator would have to be kept to spot a problem and report it accordingly. Now, since the system that reports it is updated, the Administrator would have to make sure that the rest of the systems on the network aren’t left outdated and are prone to the threat at hand.

Overall, this is quite an innovative solution by Google. For now though, this is all theoretical and we won’t see what are the limitations of the service till it comes out with the update.

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.