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Zoho release free remote working tools to help with COVID-19

Craig Davies
19.03.20 02:17 PM Comment(s)

The current outbreak of COVID-19 or Coronavirus has seen businesses adopt home working for their employees. This is a sensible precaution to allow for social distancing and digital workers can continue to be productive through these unprecedented times.

As a result of this, Zoho have released a set of remote working tools that will help businesses to implement secure, cloud-based home working in a quick and simple way.

NB. If you're an existing Zoho User, please contact us first before initiating new trials as we don't want to affect existing subscriptions to other services.

Here's an explanation on each of the most useful tools(in our opinion) included in Zoho Remotely :

Zoho Cliq

Secure instant messaging platform. Used in the same way as Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger but with the security controls you would expect in a business environment. Also includes video conferencing and calling facility.

Zoho Meeting

Instant online meetings and webinars. Super simple to use and setup and the quality is high. You can run meetings for up to 25 employees and webinars with up to 100 attendees.

Zoho Workdrive

Think Dropbox for Business but at a fraction of the cost. Secure, cloud-based storage and collaboration for your employees.

Zoho Assist

Usually left to the techies, Zoho Assist allow users to remotely login to other user's machines. This can be really useful for quick help as a manager or support employee.

Zoho Writer, Sheet and Show

Why pay anything for Microsoft Office? These tools effectively do the same as Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Zoho Projects

If you're working on something a little large or complex, then Zoho Projects is a great tool to remotely keep up to date with your team's workload. With a built in forum and chat facility, there's no need for unnecessary meetings.

Sign Up for Free Zoho Remotely

There are some other Zoho tools which aren't offered in Zoho Remotely, but we think they're perfect for enabling your teams to work remotely in a quick and secure way.

Zoho CRM

 If you were managing sales by a weekly onsite meeting and a spreadsheet, then now's the time to go for a CRM. It's not as complex as you think to get started. Click here for a free trial account.

Zoho Connect

 Spin up a secure intranet or extranet quickly with this amazing underrated tool. Offers a simple interface to users, similar to a Facebook feed. Very easy to implement team announcements, conversations, events and to manage work. Click here for a free trial account.

Zoho Campaigns

 Keep the marketing wheel turning and keep your clients informed during this troubled time. Keeping in line with GDPR whilst doing so will protect your brand. Click here for a free trial account.

Zoho Bookings

 We've seen a lot of clients move online quickly and being able to book in a video call or demo has become an essential part of operations. As this is a relatively new product, please Contact Us for details on how to get started.

I've been a home worker since BT chucked employees out of their offices in 1998. So, after 22 years, I know how to cope mentally and technologically with the situation. If your business needs any assistance in getting started with any of the above, then feel free to get in touch via our Contact page.