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July 06, 2016 07:00 ET

SoftWatch Announces a Premium Offering Helping Enterprises to Switch to Chromebooks

SoftWatch OptimizeIT Premium Provides in Depth Analysis of the Actual Dependency of an Organization on Non-Web Applications and Readiness to Adopt Chromebook as an End User Device for Employees Basing Their Work on Web Applications

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL--(Marketwired - Jul 6, 2016) - SoftWatch, a leader in Application Usage Analytics, announced today its new offering aimed to support enterprises in adopting low-cost Chromebooks when migrating to web-based applications.

SoftWatch believes that the paradigm shift of moving IT infrastructure and applications to the cloud is intensifying and the acknowledgment of the huge business and operational advantages public cloud computing offers - reducing costs, agility, accessibility, collaboration, resilience and more - results in expediting cloud adoption, presenting a huge opportunity for enterprises.

This change will inevitably result in changing the end user environment and tools used by employees to carry out daily tasks. As most applications will be web-based, the need for Windows-based devices will gradually decline and new low-cost devices, such as Google Chromebook, will serve as the main tool used by employees to interact with their corporate applications. Compelling events such as the need to refresh an old Windows-based fleet should also serve as a decision point and expedite the process of moving to the cloud.

Today SoftWatch is experiencing a growing demand to support the migration to Chromebook as an emerging, low-cost alternative.

A major concern that can slow organizations' move to Chromebook is their lack of information about their users' actual use of applications and their level of dependency on non-web applications. Such information enables decision makers to design a gradual path towards Chromebook adoption.

SoftWatch OptimizeIT Premium cloud solution helps enterprises in their decision making process and Chromebook implementation through a specially designed Chromebook Readiness Analysis (CRA). CRA provides enterprises with an in-depth analysis of employees' usage patterns of applications, dependencies on non-web based applications and the browser they choose to work with.

"We are very encouraged by the growing demand for our Application Usage Analytics services," said Dror Leshem, VP Sales, SoftWatch. "The opportunity to replace an old and expensive fleet of Windows-based devices with low cost Chromebooks designed for web applications is very appealing to many enterprises moving to the cloud and aiming to increase productivity while cutting costs at the same time."

By using CRA, decision makers and IT Professionals become much more informed regarding their options to transition to Chromebook. Thus, the analysis enables a gradual implementation toward a low-cost web-based applications environment with Chrome as the standard browser and Chromebook as the standard end user device.

About SoftWatch

SoftWatch is a leader in Application Usage analytics. With its SaaS solution, it enables enterprises to effectively manage the transition of business applications to the cloud, optimize their hybrid cloud environment and reduce software spending. The Israel-based company has patents pending for its software usage and user segmentation solutions. For more information, visit www.softwatch.com.

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