While the world has been fighting over toilet paper and hand sanitiser in the supermarket aisles, there has been a humble movement of people helping other people, and businesses helping other businesses.
The understanding that we survive and thrive in this pandemic together - by building relationships, sharing ideas, innovating together and helping each other - has been truly evident in the way our tech suppliers are supporting businesses through the crisis.
From free trials, to additional free features and complimentary consultations, we’ve put together a list of how the world’s leading tech companies are coming together to help businesses continue to communicate, collaborate and succeed.
How it helps: Go beyond screen sharing and collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers - anytime, anywhere, on virtually any device.
The offer: Amazon Chime Pro features on free trial.
How it helps: Free online meetings and video conferencing for all customers - meet, chat, and place business calls inside and outside your organisation.
The offer: Free Amazon WorkDocs with 1 TB of storage per user for 50 users until June 30, 2020.
How it helps: Easily create, edit, and share content, and access it from anywhere on any device.
The offer: Free Amazon WorkSpaces for 50 users until June 30, 2020.
How it helps: A fully managed, Desktop-as-a-Service solution that provides users with either Windows or Linux desktops, and can quickly scale to provide thousands of desktops to workers across the globe.
The offer: Free access to Jira Software, Confluence, Jira Service Desk and Jira Core available for free for up to 10 users. This joins their already free versions of Trello, Bitbucket and Opsgenie software.
How it helps: Great capabilities for collaboration. From project and issue tracking, document collaboration, IT service desk & customer service, modern incident management, collaboration, business management and git code management.
The offer: Free unlimited Cisco Webex for up to 100 participants and free 90-day business licenses.
How it helps: Video conferencing, online meetings, screen share, and webinars - Enjoy unlimited meetings from anywhere, and stay connected while you're at home.
The offer: Free Google Hangouts Meet video-conferencing until July 1, 2020.
How it helps: Enjoy high-quality video calls for up to 250 participants per call, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive.
The offer: Free access to IBM Data Transfers for 90 days.
How it helps: Quickly and reliably move and share your files and data sets of any size and type across a hybrid cloud environment.
The offer: Free access to IBM Cloud for 90 days.
How it helps: A full-stack cloud platform with over 170 products and services covering data, containers, IA, IoT and blockchain.
The offer: Free access to IBM Video Streaming and IBM Enterprise Video Streaming for 90 days.
How it helps: A scalable, cloud-based online video platform that is an end-to-end solution for live or on-demand content to external audiences.
The offer: Free unlimited length calls, 50% off Pro plan, and free 30 day pro trials.
How it helps: Capture your screen, voice, and face and instantly share your video in less time than it would take to type an email.
The offer: Free Microsoft Teams 6-month trial.
How it helps: Chat-based workspace that combines instant messaging, voice, video, calling, and file-sharing.
The offer: Free Virtual Meeting Rooms until 30 June 2020.
How it helps: Connect staff to each other, their team, partners, and customers, through video and audio conferencing.
The offer: Free Zoho Remotely Suite until July 2020.
How it helps: Work remotely with a complete suite of web and mobile apps that will help you communicate, collaborate and be productive.
The offer: Free unlimited Zoom calls and free information sessions.
How it helps: Unlimited time to collaborate with your team via video call and chat. Plus, attend informational sessions and access on-demand resources so anyone can learn how to use the Zoom platform with ease.
The offer: Optus are offering an extra 20GB mobile data for postpaid customers, and 10GB for prepaid customers during April.
The offer: Telstra are offering unlimited downloads for broadband customers. 25GB extra for postpaid mobile users, and 10GB extra for most prepaid users for 30 days.
The offer: Vodafone are offering free national standard calls until April 30, 5GB extra mobile data for postpaid customers, 3GB extra data for active prepaid users.
The world’s tech companies have clearly responded to the increased need for remote working solutions. By utilising these tools in your business right now, you can work towards your business continuity plans, and empower your team to adapt to, and succeed in, our “new reality.”
Our team at FinXL also asked ourselves, how can we help businesses during this time? For more information, or just to chat, please get in touch with our team.