There’s money to be made in Chromebooks, computers that run Google’s Chrome operating system. To get a share of those proceeds, however, system builders will have to tap into the right markets with the right mix of bundled services.
Some companies are making money now on Chromebooks. Take Minneapolis-based Agosto Inc. The Google Apps and cloud consulting company is doing well with the PC alternative, according to CEO Aric Bandy. “We have sold a ton of Chromebooks. This year we’ll probably sell 5.5 million,” he says.