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Google’s new $35 Chromecast device has huge potential in a living-room environment, but as PC World notes, the device also could be a major player in the enterprise market as a presentation tool. If you have to give a presentation now, it’s tricky to make sure you have the right converters to connect to the projector at the office, and if you get there and it turns out you needed VGA, not DVI, you’re in big trouble. With the Chromecast, all you would have to do is bring it to your meeting and have your documents stored in Google Drive. From there you can cast all of your Chrome tabs to the big screen with no issues.

The Chromecast would also be the perfect device to take on a family outing, as it would allow you to easily watch Netflix content on any TV with an HDMI connection at your hotel.

While it may take a little work to get all your documents in Google Drive, the process has gotten simpler and simpler over time and with more businesses switching to Google Apps anyway, there’s no reason not to use a Chromecast in the office. 

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One Response to “Chromecast could be pocket-sized lifesaver for business presentations and family outings”

  1. wirednot says:

    Sigh… you realize Chromecast is far from suitable for business presentations because it uses home-grade wireless security, it can’t support business-grade wireless security, and requires an ad hoc wireless connection that is typically not welocme in business wireless network settings? I love my Chromecast at home, but it is far from a lifesaver at work. It’s actually more of a pain in the ass because of what it almost is, but falls short when you want to use it on the business WLAN.