COVID-19: The Best Free Resources for Business Continuity

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The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced businesses to rapidly transition their workforce away from the office and into a work-from-home arrangement. During this unprecedented time, you may be struggling with maintaining business continuity while establishing workflows and tools that support your newly remote workers. 

Fortunately, several companies are offering their products for free or at a heavily discounted rate to help you maintain business continuity while keeping your newly remote teams connected and working effectively. To help our customers and other businesses find these valuable resources, we have compiled them into an ever-growing list.

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Free + Heavily Discounted Resources for Business Continuity

Company / ProductCategoryDescriptionPricing
Dialpad Talk ProBusiness CommunicationsIf you or your company will be working away from the office in the coming weeks, DialPad is offering Dialpad Talk Pro and UberConference Business free for a limited time to help keep you connected.Free
Zoho RemotelyCollaborationRemotely will remain free till July 1, 2020. Zoho Remotely is a suite of web and mobile apps that will help your employees communicate, collaborate and be productive while working remotelyFree
DragCollaborationDrag integrated with Gmail to provide added features including shared inboxes, task assignments through email, team chat, and moreDiscount – 50%
JotFormComplianceJotForm wants to extend a helping hand by offering free unlimited HIPAA accounts to healthcare, nonprofit, and government COVID-19 responders.Free
Salesforce EssentialsCRM90 day free trial for new customers. Offer includes up to 10 licenses for companies with less than 20 employees. Restrictions apply.Free
SalesforceFundingSalesforce Care Small Business Grants program will be offering $10,000 grants to U.S. small businesses to provide capital to help them maintain operations during COVID-19. They’ll open the application process to US businesses in mid-April 2020 and international small business support will be announced shortly after, for a total financial commitment of $5 millionN/A
ProofGovernment Workflow Automation7-day trial available. Proof is waiving implementation, training and license fees on their platform until May 31, 2020.Free
CurrentWareRemote Employee Monitoring & DLPCurrentWare is offering trials of up to 30 days for our remote employee monitoring and data loss prevention solutions.Free
CalendlySchedulingCalendly is offering Zoom and GoToMeeting integrations—previously Premium tier features—free of charge through June. Google Hangouts/Meet remains free as usual.
They will also be providing free premium plan access to teams working directly on COVID-19 pandemic research, response, or mitigation.
Free
WundamailTeam ManagementAutomated daily questions sent to your team’s email inbox. Great for daily check-ins.Free
IBM – Various ProductsVariousLimited-time free access to IBM products including IBM Cloud, IBM Aspera, IBM Security, IBM Video Streaming, IBM Sterling, IBM Blueworks Live, IBM Cloud Event Management, and IBM GarageFree
Cisco WebexVideo ConferencingCisco has upgraded their free tier of Webex to include unlimited meeting times for up to 100 participantsFree
Google Hangouts MeetVideo ConferencingFree access to advanced features is available now to all G Suite customersFree Upgrade to a Paid Product
ZoomVideo ConferencingZoom is temporarily lifting the 40-minute time limit on free Basic accounts for schools affected by the CoronavirusFree
Dialpad UberConferenceVideo ConferencingTo ease disruption from COVID-19, UberConference Free now allows longer call duration and up to 50 participants.Free
VKS LiteWork Instruction SoftwareDigital employee training and document management. Create step-by-step instructions with pictures, videos, PDFs and more.Free

Further Reading: Other Compilations of Free Resources

Other online platforms have made excellent compilations of free resources that are available for supporting you, your business, your customers, and your employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CompanyDescription
Security MagazineCybersecurity-focused resources
DragResources for communication, collaboration, IT/Dev, customer support, business operations, marketing, sales, HR, finances, design, and more
ValueWalkResources for ad credits & funding, work-from-home tools & skill building, cybersecurity, remote conferencing, and more
ForbesFree software that businesses, schools and others can use during the covid-19 crisis
FuturpreneurCanada-focused funding + other resources for small businesses
CFIBSmall business resources – FAQs and logistics support regarding business continuity, financial support, EI, employee management, business security, health & safety, and more
Dark ReadingCybersecurity resources for securing enterprises during COVID-19
Dale Strickland
Dale Strickland
Dale Strickland is a Marketing Coordinator for CurrentWare, a global provider of endpoint security and employee monitoring software. Dale’s diverse multimedia background allows him the opportunity to produce a variety of content for CurrentWare including blogs, infographics, videos, eBooks, and social media shareables.