In a very short time, teleworking, ie working from home, has been developed at an explosive pace all over the world. Companies are making a big effort to align their procedures with government measures to prevent the further spread of the corona virus pandemic but also to remain productive. And on the other hand, the majority of workers have turned their home into an office and are trying to adapt to a whole new reality.
As it turned out, some companies already had the tools needed for teleworking, even if they had not used them on such a large scale until now. Many other, smaller and medium-sized businesses, on the other hand, proved unprepared. They were so unprepared that they occasionally sent home their workers along with the office equipment and desktops in order to work from home.
These special circumstances and the fact that many companies were unprepared are the main reasons why orders from corporate customers for the necessary equipment have skyrocketed in just a short time. According to insider.gr, market players, laptops, video conferencing systems and the necessary software have recently recorded a similar demand in the B2B market to that of toilet paper, antiseptics and spaghetti in supermarkets.
In fact, many of the technological tools that offer solutions to support professional activity – such as teleworking platforms, telemedicine platforms, distance education applications, etc. – are offered free of charge, in an effort by technology companies to help curb pandemic transmission.
Fortunately for us, there are now many easy-to-use platforms and applications that help us stay organized and productive, working from the couch, the bed, the desk, the kitchen or even our garden.
Microsoft Teams offers online conferencing, chat and cloud storage, all in one place!
The free version of Teams offers unlimited chat and search, built-in online meetings and audio and video calls for individuals and groups, up to 60 minutes per meeting or call (for a limited time, you can make up to 24 hours of meeting).
It also offers 10GB of group file storage plus 2GB per person for personal storage, as well as integrated real-time content creation with Office applications – such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
A meeting can be attended by up to 100 people, however (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) Microsoft has extended this limit to 300 participants, until recently.
Anyone with any corporate or private email address can sign up for Teams today, and those who do not already have a paid Microsoft 365 subscription will have access to the free version of Teams. Finally, Microsoft Teams is available for Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android and Web.
For more information click here: https://www.microsoft.com/el-gr/microsoft-teams/teams-for-work
The free version of Google Meet was announced in May 2020 and is an evolution (merger) of Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat. For the free version of Google Meet, all participants must be logged in to a Google Account in order to participate (you can create a Google Account with a corporate or personal email address).
The user can create a video conference, invite up to 100 participants and make up to 60 minutes per meeting for free. For additional features, such as international attendance numbers, meeting registration, live streaming, and management controls, Google offers different subscription packages.
The software adjusts its performance according to the speed of the network, ensuring high quality video calls, wherever you are. New enhancements via Artificial Intelligence (AI) ensure call clarity, even when ambient conditions are not ideal. Finally, Google Meet is available for Android, iOS and Web.
More information can be found here: https://apps.google.com/intl/en/intl/en_ALL/meet/
Zoom Video is a video conferencing service that allows unlimited meetings and connectivity for up to 100 people, with simultaneous video and audio sharing.
The necessary software (ZOOM Cloud Meetings) is provided free of charge and varies depending on the connection medium. Participants can access from any device connected to the internet, such as a computer, tablet or smartphone (via the App Store or Google Play).
It provides free and paid services such as webinar video, Zoom rooms, screen sharing, use of web table and chat and allows unlimited online meetings, either for one-on-one lessons or for larger groups. In the second case, ie for meetings of three people or more, the duration of each video conference can not exceed 40 minutes (in the free package). Zoom is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android.
If you want to find more information you can enter here: https://zoom.us/
AddAPT is a complete corporate digital transformation system. With its interface with any software or database of a company, addAPT is the platform for automation of tasks, reporting and data collection. AddAPT enhances integrated control and decision-making with real-time reporting, making the most of existing technology investments.
Some of the main features and unique features of addAPT is its web platform that is accessible 24/7 from anywhere and with any device, unlimited reporting capabilities on a single platform and in real time, as well as mapping services (GIS) ) and location based services.
Some of the other useful tools that addAPT has are the automation of workflows, and the utilization of existing IT and software investments by integrating all available systems.
Some of the key addAPT subsystems worth noting are Customer Relationship Management (CRM) with unlimited extensions / customization, Scheduled Maintenance System (PMS) with customization for production line, construction machinery and shipping, Warehouse Management , MRP, Machinery & Vehicle Fleet Management, Production Management, Human Resources Management and Budgeting.
More information can be found here: http://www.apt.gr/el/archiki/
Asana helps the teams connect and collaborate while working remotely. Asana’s Work Graph data model gives teams everything they need to stay in sync, hit deadlines, and reach their goals. By using Asana you only need one platform to manage work. You can bring all your tools and data together and create one space where your team can focus and get things done.
Some useful information is that Asana partners with companies like Google, Microsoft, and others to find solutions that support your team and your challenges. Also keep in mind that whether you need integrations for a team of 2, 200, or 20,000, your data is secure and protected at all times. Last but not least Asana’s APIs let you develop custom solutions for your team and the way you work.
For more information you can visit the following link: https://asana.com/?noredirect
Everyone wants to recognize their peers and encourage them to do their best, and Assembly provides the easy-to-use interface they need to do it.
Create the thriving remote work culture you want by giving employees one-touch tools they can use to recognize their peers. You can even create a catalog of “culture rewards” to boost motivation and recognize top performers.
Some of its notable features are the built-in recognition, the distribution of cultural rewards and, last but not least, the fact that it tracks anniversaries and birthdays. The thought is that you have to reward and recognize in order to build a strong remote culture.
Learn more information here: https://www.joinassembly.com/book-a-demo-snacknation?utm_source=snacknation&utm_campaign=remote-work-software