Rajen Sheth co-founded and led the Google Apps product line as well as Google’s messaging and collaboration products for businesses.
He originally pitched the Apps concept to former Google CEO Eric Schmidt who rejected the idea. But Sheth never gave up on it.
Sheth no longer leads the Apps business but has a new mission, Wired.com reports: to lead a new charge into the enterprise, urging businesses to move away from traditional hard-drive-equipped machines running local applications and embrace a new breed of stripped-down laptop that runs all apps inside a web browser- the Google Chromebook.
We still aren’t sure how much Chromebooks have been sold – or how many will be sold for that matter – but it’s certainly comforting to know that the persistent Sheth is on the case.
Like Google Apps, Sheth says in the Wired.com feature, the Chromebook and its Chrome OS are here to stay.