This is another milestone for Google Chrome. The US Department of State has decided to deploy Google Chrome browser for its employees worldwide. The Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced this recently, and Chrome has been installed on over 58,000 computers of the department.
Chrome already offers support for enterprise deployment which makes it easier to configure and update the browser for specific security and departmental requirements. Recently, Chrome Web Store also added a new category of apps and extensions targeting enterprises users. This new classification helps enterprise-focused developers to reach their customers as well.
The State Department has also announced to skip IE9 and move to IE10 before 2013. As initially Chrome may not support all applications used by the department, Internet Explorer will remain the default browser with Chrome as alternate browser.
Secretary Clinton replied on a question related with the upgrade of Internet Explorer on department’s systems, “Three years ago, we really were not in the 21st century, let me put it that way. But, we have made progress. So, today, I am happy to announce that Google Chrome will be deployed”.