The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the landscape of how Australian business operates.  Many organizations are asking their employees to work remotely, bringing new challenges in areas such as collaborations, video conferencing, remote access and security just to name a few.   

Several companies have extended a helping hand to business by offering free or enhances version of their tools or services.  To help navigate this, I’ve compiled a listing of their offering during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

1. 8×8

Cloud communications provider 8×8 hastened the global rollout of its free 8×8 Video Meetings tool. The tool gives companies and employees location-independent access to unlimited meetings. It works with any internet-connected desktop or mobile device, without any additional software.

 For more info click here.

 

2. Adobe

Adobe is offering free access at home access to the apps if the organization requests it. This access will be available for free through May 31st, 2020. 

For more info click here.

 

3.  Amazon

Amazon is offering their Amazon Workspaces and and Amazon WorkDocs for up to 50 users at no charge through June 30th, 2020

For more info click here.

 

4. BitDefender

Bitdefender is offering up to 12 months of FREE enterprise grade security for All healthcare organizations.

For more info click here.

 

5. Cisco Webex

Effective immediately, we’ve expanded the capabilities on our free Webex offer in all countries where it is available, not only those impacted by COVID-19.

  • Here are the additional features:
  • Unlimited usage (no time restrictions)
  • Supports up to 100 participants
  • Offers toll dial-in (in addition to existing VoIP capabilities).

For more info click here.

6. Cloudflare

Cloudflare for Teams products free to small businesses around the world. Teams enables remote workers to operate securely and easily. We will continue this policy for at least the next 6 months.”

For more info click here.

 

7. Google

As more employees, educators, and students work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19, we want to do our part to help them stay connected and productive. G Suite and G Suite for Education make up our collection of productivity apps that help businesses and educators collaborate no matter where they’re located.

For more info click here.

 

8. Linkedin

LinkedIn emailed registered users today stating that they are now offering numerous LinkedIn Learning courses about remote working for free.

For more info click here.

 

9. LogMeIn

We will provide critical front-line service providers, including eligible healthcare providers, educational institutions, municipalities, and non-profit organizations as well as any current LogMeIn customer with free, organization-wide use of many LogMeIn products for 3 months through the availability of Emergency Remote Work Kits.

For more info click here.

 

10. Manage Engine

ManageEngine is now offering free webinars to help people learn from home.

Subjects:

  • Future-proof your IT environment with a solid hybrid identity management strategy
  • How to spot attackers in your Active Directory
  • Securing files and preventing data leaks
  • How to spot attackers in your Active Directory

For more info click here

 

11. Microsoft

Microsoft is making Microsoft Teams for free for the next six months to aid businesses who move towards a remote workplace during the outbreak

For more info click here.

 

12. Okta

The cloud identity management firm Okta launched Okta for Emergency Remote Work, which offers core Okta services for free to all new customers for six months (with possible extensions based on the situation

For more info click here.

 

13. One Click

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we offer our already reduced starter package for 3 months free of charge for all organizations. This allows up to 5 users remote access to any application or desktop from any kind of infrastructure or office PC with any end user device via highly encrypted streaming

For more info click here.

14. PandaDoc

PandaDoc has created a free eSign document signing plan during the Coronavirus outbreak.

We want to help keep businesses running and people working during this uncertain time, so we have introduced a new Free eSign plan, a free eSignature solution that we are presenting worldwide to keep business doors open and deals coming in.

Free eSign gives companies the following capabilities, for unlimited users and for free of charge:

Unlimited document uploads – Upload and send as many documents for eSignature as you’d like.

Unlimited eSignatures – Collect an unlimited number of safe, secure, and legally binding electronic signatures.

Payment processing – Accept a credit card, PayPal, or ACH payment the moment your doc is signed.

For more info click here.

 

15. SalesForce

Salesforce has made its collaboration offering Quip Starter available for free to any Salesforce customer or non-profit through September 30. For health systems impacted by the coronavirus, Salesforce is providing free access to the Health Cloud.

For more info click here.

 

16. Sophos

For the duration of the COVID-19 global health concern, all Sophos customers can protect their employees’ personal PCs and Macs for free with our Sophos Home Commercial Edition program. Read more below on how to get started.

For more info click here

 

17. Trello

Atlassian is giving educators free, one-year subscriptions to Trello Business Class, to help them stay organized and connected as they transition to remote learning.

For more info click here.

 

18. Zoho

Zoho is now offering free access to its Remotely remote work software suite through July 1st, 2020.

For more info click here

 

19. Zoom

For people in China, Zoom has enhanced the Basic (free) license by removing the 40-minute meeting limit.

Zoom is doing everything we can to provide resources and support to those navigating the coronavirus outbreak, including:

  • For our Basic (free) users in China, we’ve lifted the 40-minute limit on meetings with more than two participants, providing unlimited time to collaborate.

  • We’re proactively monitoring servers to ensure maximum reliability amid any capacity increases, as uptime is paramount.

  • We’re scheduling informational sessions and on-demand resources so anyone can learn how to use the Zoom platform with ease — and at their convenience

For more info click here

 

If you know of any more and would like to add onto the list request here 

Please keep positive and stay safe 🙏

Written By

Vanntha Ros

Director of Growth

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