How Chrome Kiosk Mode Enhances Enterprise Productivity

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    Being distracted and unproductive at work is something most employees struggle with every day. Especially because employees are bombarded with emails, chat messages, and other interruptions on their mobile devices. Even though the relationship between mobile technologies and productivity has largely been positive, mobile devices have also created infinite channels to keep people distracted while working.

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    To support enterprise productivity, Chrome kiosk mode allows employees to use a single window on their mobile devices. Put simply, such a kiosk mode blocks access to any other part of the mobile device. Businesses that utilize kiosk mode through mobile device management can create purpose-specific dedicated devices suited for work.

    What is Chrome Kiosk Mode?

    Chrome kiosk mode is a simple but effective way to lock the Chrome browser down to a single webpage. For enterprises, locking devices ensures that employees don’t access other websites or use the company-owned device for unintended purposes. Organizations generally prefer mobile device management platforms, such as Scalefusion, that doubles up as a solution that supports kiosk mode on Android, Apple, and Windows devices.

    How Chrome Kiosk Mode Helps Enterprises?

    The internet is one of the top distractions that hamper workplace productivity. Employees get side-tracked by reading personal emails, visiting social media websites, or browsing the web. In fact, a survey found that 68% of workers are distracted by the internet. It extends the amount of time required to complete a particular task and can also decrease the quality of work.

    With Chrome kiosk mode, IT admins can lock down a mobile device in a single window mode. This enables employees to use mobile devices only for work, streamlining operations and improving business performance.

    Offer a Helping Hand

    Employee productivity also faces a new kind of limitation: Not enough time to focus on work that can add value. Kiosk browsers on mobile devices can help employees offload certain tasks. For instance, in a retail store, a kiosk browser is great for presenting interactive webpages and digital signage content.

    Retail stores can use devices in kiosk mode to collect customer feedback and share promotional offers. Kiosks in chrome browser mode can act as digital associates, freeing the human staff to focus on more productive work.

    Manage Security Threats

    Providing employees with a safe browsing experience is crucial for business activities. But employees visiting websites for non-essential activities can expose their mobile devices to a deluge of security threats. For instance, bad actors can use social engineering tactics to convince employees to click on harmful links that break into an organization’s systems.

    Stealing corporate data can result in financial losses. The key to avoiding such threats is to stop employees from accessing such links. Locking down a browser ensures that employees don’t visit unauthorized websites.

    It’s Easy to Set Up Chrome Kiosk Mode with Scalefusion

    Scalefusion’s browser lockdown feature lets IT admins run websites in kiosk mode. By locking a device in a browser kiosk, organizations can:

    • Restrict access to the browser interface, including the address bar and toolbar.
    • Whitelist a set of websites. Organizations can ensure that employees stay focused at work by keeping them away from social media sites and personal email accounts. IT admins can add URLs of essential websites that employees can visit at work.
    • Run whitelisted websites in full-screen mode. Users will be restricted from making any changes and cannot bring the website back to the normal window.
    Read More: How to Whitelist a Website?

    Step by Step instructions to set up Chrome kiosk mode on Android devices

    Step 1 – Log in to the Scalefusion dashboard

    Step 2 – Navigate to Device Profiles & Policies > Device Profiles; Click Create New Profile

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    Step 3 – Under the Android tab, select Kiosk/Agent mode; Enter a profile name

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    Step 4 – Under Select Apps, enable the Chrome Browser

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    Step 5 – Navigate to Kiosk/Launcher Settings > Single App Mode; Select the Chrome browser from the dropdown menu

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    Read More: What is Single App Kiosk Mode?

    Step 6 – Under Home Screen Settings, activate the toggle buttons to hide the bottom navigation bar or to launch the device screen in full-screen mode

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    The Chrome kiosk mode is ready to be deployed on enterprise devices meant for a secure and productive browser-only experience.

    Wrapping Up

    Chrome kiosk mode can enhance productivity in different work environments across industries. It also adds a layer of security to unattended devices, as no unauthorized user can tamper with Chrome kiosks. Provision devices into Chrome kiosk mode with Scalefusion MDM.

    Give the Scalefusion kiosk feature a try, free for 14 days!

    Rajnil Thakur
    Rajnil Thakur
    Rajnil is a Senior Content Writer at Scalefusion. He’s been a B2B marketer for over 8 years and applies the power of content marketing to simplify complex technology and business ideas.

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