CEO's Resource Guide
Tools, Tips, and Best Practices For Successfully Working From Home
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
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Working Remotely Successfully
Remote Meetings & Collaboration Tools
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 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 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 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 is offering 60 days free access to their suite of tools for those organizations in areas hardest hit.
CloudFlare is offering their VPN alternative solution, CloudFlare For Teams for free for atleast 6 months.
Zoho is offering their remote work suite, Remotely, for free during this period.
Government Assistance & Resources
The kit can be downloaded here.
FDOH Tracker - Provides updated information on a county by county basis
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
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 has provided an overview of the DOL Issues Guidance on Unemployment Eligibility for Workers Affected by the Pandemic
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.
Lewis Brisbois has shared guidance on what Congress and the Trump Administration are doing to alleviate tax burdens at this time.
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 and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave. Details here.
Tech Guidance & Best Practices
We've shared a blog article on best practices you should take when working remote.
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.
We've shared a blog article with recommendations for various gadgets and tech hardware you'll need to be successful remotely working from home.
We've shared an article with extensive information on safeguards and recommendations you should consider when sending your workforce home to work remotely.
We shared a plan template and what our own company has done to prepare for COVID-19
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.
Doxy.me is a Telehealth solution that offers a "Free forever" option as well as paid options for Professionals and Clinics
Zoom offers a HIPAA compliant healthcare option.
Healthie offers a telemedicine platform with unique featured geared towards Nutritionists.
Mendfamily.com is said to have picked up steam lately and is really seeing growth.
Bluejeans offers a healthcare option.
Medisprout.com is another option for telehealth platform and offers 24 hour setup during this time.
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
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.