Below is a list of mobile devices and cloud services that can make transitioning to telecommuting a relatively easy process:
- For video calls and teleconferencing, CallBridge and Zoom both work on mobile and desktop, have high definition video and audio quality, and allow screen sharing.
- For online security, Bitdefender for antivirus screening and business security, as well as Norton subscriptions for small businesses that protect computers, tablets, and smartphones against the latest online threats. Okta helps nonprofits manage identity across all platforms, from single sign-on (SSO) to more identity and access management solutions.
Pro Tip: Make sure all devices on your home network––including the ones you use for work––have the latest software updates, these are important because they contain critical security patches.
- For work management and team coordination, Asana helps organizations update, manage, and standardize work tasks across all of their teams both on mobile and web. (Their article ‘5 Ways to Work from Anywhere’ doubles as a mini-tutorial on how to make the most of the platform.) Microsoft Office 365 and NonProfit Cloud subscriptions also allow you to enhance work productivity and team collaboration with tools such as Word, Excel, Skype, PowerPoint and more.
Pro Tip: To learn more about how to move your work to the cloud, check out this helpful article, “What You Need to Know About Office 365 Nonprofit from Microsoft”, or browse through helpful tutorials and e-books. If your nonprofit is using Office 365, be sure to read Microsoft’s update on COVID-19 and how they are committed to ensuring a smooth telecommuting experience.
There are a number of other tools that make telecommuting more connected and efficient: