Technology tips for working from home

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I don’t want to add to the mountain of information that’s out there following the Coronavirus outbreak, but I have had a few people ask for my technology suggestions.

If you have to work from home (due to COVID-19 or not) there are some really useful apps, software and technology tools that will save you a bunch of time.

I have listed my suggestions here, but please reach out to me if you have any questions or need any help.

Try Zoom for Online Meetings

You’ve probably heard of Skype for online meetings, but I’ve found it can be quite clunky. I recommend you try Zoom or Go-To Meeting instead. They both offer audio and visual calls so you can meet with your team members while you’re working from home . If you’re out and about, you can even dial in to the call from your phone.
Both Zoom and Go-To Meeting have free trials so you can see if it works for you.

Try Loom for Videos

Loom is an easy-to-use video recording tool. They saw increased demand this month due to COVID-19 and decided to cut prices and extend their free trial period. Loom videos are a good way to quickly record instructions and send them to others. It saves the back and forth ’email tennis’.

Try Asana for Task Management

If you don’t already have a project management tool, I suggest you take a look at Asana. This tool allows you to organise projects, tasks and teams so work gets done faster.

For Enterprises, you may want to try Citrix or VMware for Remote Working

If you want to keep your data and applications secure and running at your usual office/business premises, while all employees work from home (or anywhere else around the world), these remote working solutions might be valuable for you. These are usually used in bigger businesses.

Citrix and VMware enable secure remote-work initiatives to ensure the safety and productivity of employees and to maintain ongoing business operations.

Got a question?

I’m always happy to chat. If you have any questions, please get in touch with me.