During this time of social distancing most companies are sending employees home and allowing for them to work remote. If you have questions about making sure your employees have the tools they need to work remotely feel free to reach out to us. Below we have provided some free resources to help you and your team stay productive.
Zoom - Video Conferencing
Zoom's free plan includes conferencing for up to 100 attendees for 40 Minutes.
During the COVID-19 pandemic Zoom has offered their Pro plan for free to Educational institutions as long as you sign up with your school email account. Find out more info about Zoom here.
Google's Gsuite that includes Mail, Drive and Meet along with other awesome productivity tools has also made changes to their suite of software to accommodate people working from home.
Take a look at this article from Google on using their tools for working from home https://support.google.com/a/users/answer/9283051
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft is offering Microsoft Teams their Slack competitor with no user caps for companies needing to communicate with remote workers you can find out more about Microsoft Teams. Microsoft has also announced it is making the basic version of its Office 365 enterprise suite of productivity tools such as Word and Excel free for six months to organizations, which gives users access to the premium version of Microsoft Teams.
Slack has always had a free tier of service and is one of our favorite apps. You can have up to 250 users on one Slack account. You can also integrate up to 10 apps to Slack to improve productivity within Slack. Find out more about Slack here.