The collective mission of the new group will be called the “Modern Computing Alliance“. It is to drive ‘silicon-to-cloud‘ innovation for the benefit of enterprise customers — fueling a differentiated modern computing platform and providing additional choice for integrated business solutions.
Other founding members of the group include Box, Citrix, Imprivata, Okta, RingCentral, Slack, VMware, and Zoom.
Dell said it joined the group to drive an “open and innovative ecosystem” in a bid to enable customers to get the most from their Chrome OS experiences.
Commenting on the development, Intel General Manager of Mobile Client Platforms Group Chris Walker said specifically the Alliance will define an open collaboration approach for both hardware and software — from the cloud to the PC — that will bring new industry-level innovation to the market at-scale through Google’s Chrome commercial ecosystem.
Google said that the plan of the group is to take on the most pressing challenges in end user computing today, including performance; security and identity; and remote work, productivity, and collaboration, among others.
Google Vice President Chrome OS John Solomon said the company will create more advanced cloud data security and improve data loss prevention solutions.
“The Alliance will enhance the productivity of an increasingly distributed workforce by providing telemetry insights across the stack,” Solomon added.
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