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Working Remote Success

Tools, Tips, and Best Practices For Successfully Working From Home
Remote Worker Resource Guide

Remote Work Resource Guide


Today businesses across the globe are faced with the very real threat of being impacted by COVID-19.   With that looming threat businesses are finding themselves forced to adopt telecommuting, work from home, and deal with a distributed workforce.

Our team is focused on helping our customers and partners prepare for potential impact and have developed and curated a number of resources for you here.

3/26/2020 - Content Update - Added CARES overview.
3/26/2020 - Content Update - Added Cyberside Chats
3/31/2020 - Content Update - Added Congressional Resource Kit
4/3/2020   - Content Update  - Updated Details On Microsoft Teams Trial

Need Help Going Remote?

Our team is standing by ready to help. Just give us a call at 866-706-8691 or click chat to get started.

Cyberside Chats

Commercial Real Estate and the Impact of COVID-19

Commercial Real Estate and COVID-19

Orin Rosenfeld from joins Jess for a #cybersidechat to discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on the commercial real estate market. Tune in to learn what's happening in the market and what options you may have with your own landlord.
Business Insurance and the impact of COVID-19

Business Insurance amid COVID-19

Steven Breitbart, VP of Cypress Insurance Group, had a Cyber-side chat with Jess to discuss the impact COVID-19 is going to have related to business insurance and what coverages you may have to lean on.
B2B Sales Leadership Best Practices Amid COVID-19

B2B Sales Leadership Best Practices

Michael WIlls from joins Jess Coburn of Applied Innovations to have a chat about B2B Sales Leadership and what business leaders, owners, and CEOs need to keep in mind as we navigate these troubling times.
Digital Transformation amid COVID-19

Digital Transformation amid COVID-19

Marc Waldeck from Brave New Markets, joins Jess Coburn of Applied Innovations for a cyberside chat and shares insight on how traditional B2B businesses should look at Digital Transformation amid COVID-19 concerns.
Working Remotely Successfully

Working Remotely Successfully

This morning Jess and Ed Lakos had a #cyberside chat about the transition from working in an office to working at home and how they've adjusted here at Applied Innovations and provide their personal tips on how to avoid the common pitfalls.

Remote Meetings & Collaboration Tools

Microsoft Teams - Free

Microsoft Teams is our go-to messaging, video conference and telephony platform at Applied Innovations. If you're on Office 365 it's already available to you but if not Microsoft has a free version and is also making their Office 365 E1 plan FREE for 6 months for all businesses. That's not just teams, that's the full web enabled suite. It's a great time to work with a Microsoft Partner, like us, to get up and running.  It's a great solution for Distance Learning as well. 

Google Hangouts - Free

Google offers its own suite of business tools, known as G-Suite, part of that is Google Hangouts and Google is offering Hangouts Meet for free

Zoom Meetings - 40 Minute Meetings Free - No Limits for Education

Zoom is probably one of the easier platforms to adopt and use. They've responding by removing the trial limits for schools and their free plan supports 40-minute meetings for free. Helps keep those meetings short and to the point. 

Remote Access & Desktop Solutions

LogMeIn - 3 Months Free Across Organization

LogMeIn offers a number of products including remote access to your desktop products like GoToMyPC, remote meetings apps and even remote support solutions for IT groups. As a response to Coronavirus they're offering 3 months free access to all of their products for customers. 

Splashtop - 60 Days Free Remote Access

Splashtop is offering 60 days free access to their suite of tools for those organizations in areas hardest hit

CloudFlare Teams - Free Remote Network Access 6 Months

CloudFlare is offering their VPN alternative solution, CloudFlare For Teams for free for atleast 6 months. 

Zoho Remotely - Free through July 1st, 2020

Zoho is offering their remote work suite, Remotely,  for free during this period. 

Government Assistance & Resources

US House of Representatives - COVID19 Resource Kit

The kit can be downloaded here

SBA Disaster Relief Loan Application

State by State information on SBA Disaster Loans can be found here. The Loan Overview, Process, and Required Documentation can be found here. The Loan Application can be found here

Florida Department of Health Tracking Dashboard

FDOH Tracker - Provides updated information on a county by county basis

Florida Small Business Disaster Loans

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties statewide that experienced economic damage as a result of COVID-19.

Legal Assistance & Resources

Current Economic Relief Opportunities for US Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Outbreak in the CARES Act

The fine folks at Squire, Patton and Boggs, shared a write up on the CARES package as passed by the Senate on 3/25/2020. 

Fox Rothschild DOL Issues Guidance on Unemployement

Lews Brisbois COVID-1 Response Resource Center

Lewis Brisbois is providing a resource center with guidance related to legal consequences in Insurance, labor and employment, healthcare and many other issues in a widening circle of legal disciplines.

Tax Implications of COVID-19

Lewis Brisbois has shared guidance on what Congress and the Trump Administration are doing to alleviate tax burdens at this time. 

E-FMLA - Federal Paid Leave Law Signed by President Trump

An overview of the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act signed into law on Wednesday the 18th by President Trump

Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers

Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave. Details here. 

Tech Guidance & Best Practices

4 Best Practices When Working Remote

We've shared a blog article on best practices you should take when working remote. 

Overcoming the challenges of working from home

Working from home can be a challenge initially for workers not accustomed to it. We've shared a blog article with some recommendations on what will help. 

6 Must-Have Tech Gadgets for Remote Worker Success

We've shared a blog article with recommendations for various gadgets and tech hardware you'll need to be successful remotely working from home. 

Keep your employees cyber-secure when working remote

We've shared an article with extensive information on safeguards and recommendations you should consider when sending your workforce home to work remotely. 

Business Continuity Plan for COVID19

We shared a plan template and what our own company has done to prepare for COVID-19

What IT can do about the Coronavirus

Earlier we shared a blog article with recommendations on what your IT organization can do to help protect you from being impacted by the Coronavirus. 

Educational Resources

12 Months Online Sales Training

Compliments of Sandler Miami - Get one year of Sandler content - audio, video, and downloadable resources, get to know Sandler’s best tips and success principles completely for free.

Telemedicine Resources - Provides a Free Option is a Telehealth solution that offers a "Free forever" option as well as paid options for Professionals and Clinics - HIPAA Compliant Plan

Healthie - Nutritionist friendly offering

Healthie offers a telemedicine platform with unique featured geared towards Nutritionists. is said to have picked up steam lately and is really seeing growth. for Healthcare

Bluejeans offers a healthcare option. - Telehealth platform is another option for telehealth platform and offers 24 hour setup during this time.

Need Help Going Remote?

Our team is standing by ready to help. Just give us a call at 866-706-8691 or click chat to get started.

Managed Remote IT

Cloud Scale and Rapid Innovation and Personalized Expert Support from Applied Innovations

 With remote IT services and cloud support from Applied Innovations, you’ll have the freedom to work anywhere in the world, scale massively with a single click and still be on a first-name basis with folks supporting you.

> Global Scale and Unmatched Rapid Innovation of Azure.
> Personalized, Expert service from Applied Innovations.
> Security, Reliability and Performance Monitoring, 24x7.
> Maintain data compliance and increase security.
> Streamlined administration, support, and predictable costs.

It’s like hiring a full-service,
highly-skilled IT team for
about the price of a
double-shot latte a day!

Why Partner with Applied Innovations for Your Cloud IT Needs


Unique Expertise

We've supported thousands of businesses moving to the cloud like yours since 1999.


Experts On-Demand, 24x7

Our team of Microsoft Cloud Experts are available 24x7 to assist your company.


Focused on You

Your business is unique and we'll custom tailor the solution to your business.


Global Scale, Local Service

You'll be able to harness all of the power and innovation of Azure with personalized expert service.

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