Coronavirus Business Resources: Prepare for Work Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak
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May 5, 2020
Collaboration & Project Management

Coronavirus Business Resources

Equip your business with resources to help manage the impact of the coronavirus. Browse useful software comparisons and getting-started guides for remote work here.

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Remote work is fast becoming the norm, whether in response to the coronavirus outbreak or out of mere preference. It's made possible by the software and mobile apps that enable remote communication and keep teams productive. But you can’t just download an app and expect to be remote-ready. 

To ensure there is no loss in productivity and collaboration among team members, you need a plan—and the articles and resources we’ve gathered here are designed to help. From setting up a VPN and videoconferencing tools to learning how to effectively manage remote employees, these resources are meant to help stabilize your business during turbulent times.

Essential business tools

We've put together this list of crucial software for remote work, and we're highlighting the top tools in each category to make the selection process simple.

3 Top-Rated Telemedicine Software Platforms

These three top-rated telemedicine software platforms allow you to treat your patients remotely.

Top instant messaging and chat tools

Suddenly, your teams need to communicate remotely in real time. These are the five leading business apps that can help your teams stay in touch during the pandemic: Slack, G Suite, Microsoft Teams, Flock, Bitrix24.

See the full list of 15 leading chat software tools.

Top-rated free VoIP tools

If you run a call center or a massive workforce and have to transition from a switched telephone network, a VoIP solution is what your business needs right now. These are our users’ most preferred free tools: Skype, Cisco Webex, 3CX, Bitrix24, Bandwidth

See the full list of VoIP software tools.

Top-rated web conferencing tools

If you need a reliable conference solution for internal team communication or to stay in touch with clients, we recommend a web conferencing tool. These are the five tools rated highest by our users: G Suite, Google Hangouts Meet, Go To Meeting, Zoom, Cisco Webex

Top learning management systems (LMSs)

As your business or educational institution works to continue operations remotely, check out this selection of tools that enable users to create, manage, and deliver content online. Our top five leading software tools include: Talent LMS, SAP Litmos, 360 Learning, Moodle, EduBrite

See the full list of the 15 leading learning management systems.

Top IT service management tools

IT service management (ITSM) software facilitates the management and delivery of information technology services to meet business needs. Our top five leading applications include: Zendesk, Jira Service Desk, Freshservice, SolarWinds, and ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus

Check out the full list of 15 leading ITSM applications.

3 Top-Rated Remote Monitoring Tools for IT Management

Three top-rated tools that allow you to monitor your software, hardware, and network assets remotely. [Read more]

3 Top-Rated Project Management Apps for Team Collaboration

Remote teams need tech that fosters efficient project management and team collaboration for successful project outcomes. Here are three top-rated apps that could help. [Read more]

Boost Business Collaboration and Productivity With 6 Top Group Chat Apps

Need to set up a group chat app for your teams? Check out these top options and their ideal use cases. [Read more]

Helpful remote software comparisons

Maximize productivity by selecting the right tool for your business. Our comparison charts help you understand the key differences between well-known applications.

Compare remote desktop software

Can’t bring your office computer home? Access all your important files and applications using remote desktop software.

View all remote support software.

Integrations to streamline operations

Integrate the apps you use every day to create an online hub for teamwork

Is Microsoft Teams your collaboration tool? Teams connects with a host of apps outside the Office 365 ecosystem. Check out these combinations:

Resources for managing business operations

There's new information coming out every day, and it can be hard to understand what assistance is available and how to take advantage of it. We're breaking down the latest guidance to make sure you're getting all the help you need.

How Small Businesses Are Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

Half of small businesses don’t expect to last six months under current conditions. Here’s how they’re trying to beat the odds. [Read now]

54% of SMBs Will Continue To Invest in Software To Accelerate Recovery

Learn our data-driven recommendations for how to keep your business afloat during COVID-19. Check out the results of our poll to see how other business leaders are responding, and find out where to consider increasing your tech spend. [Read now]

How Telemedicine Benefits Help Doctors Address COVID-19

COVID-19 is impacting independent medical practices on a grand scale, but thousands of doctors are turning to telemedicine software to solve this problem. [Read now]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Filing an SBA Disaster Loan for Your Small Business

You can keep your small business afloat with an SBA loan. Here’s how to file, along with links to all the forms you’ll need. [Read now]

Resources for managing remote work

Having the right tools in place is essential as you move to remote team work. But, there are other challenges to managing a remote workforce that you need to prepare for. We've put together this list of articles with research and advice to help you successfully guide your team through the transition.

3 International Business Tax Factors to Consider for Remote Employees

Planning to hire or send remote employees abroad? Read this article for three considerations when managing taxes for international remote employees. [Read now]

6 Tips for Proper Video Conference Call Etiquette

With the sudden necessity of remote work, video conference call etiquette is more important than ever. These six tips ensure your team is set up for success. [Read now]

Remote Work Is the New Normal—How Small Businesses Can Get Started

Suddenly, remote work programs are a necessity and small businesses must quickly adapt. These are the three tech tools you need to get started. [Read now]

A Remote Work Policy Is Crucial—Here's What You Need to Know

Companies everywhere are moving to remote work, but few have a formal policy. Let’s fix that. [Read now]

How To Manage Remote Teams Effectively for Better Project Management

Remote teams introduce added communication, productivity, and performance management challenges. Managers can follow these three tips to lead effective remote teams. [Read now]

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