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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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Maximize productivity by selecting the right tool for your business. Our comparison charts help you understand the key differences between well-known applications.
Can’t bring your office computer home? Access all your important files and applications using remote desktop software.
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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:
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