Need tech help to minimize in-person interactions as a result of coronavirus?
We’re providing free 45-minute tech support sessions for small businesses and sole proprietors via zoom or conference call. If you or your staff needs help setting up work from home technology, online meetings, e-commerce, remote working security or document management, you can now work with volunteer experts from Rhode Island’s leading tech businesses.
Coaches with various specialties are available from 1 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Sign up for a coaching session with the specialist of your choice at Venture Cafe Providence.
Resources for remote work
- Microsoft has agreed to provide their Office 365 E1 program for free for six months to all R.I. employers. That includes web-based Microsoft Office applications, resources to support telecommuting such as meetings and instant messaging, as well as remote file sharing. This offer extends to businesses of all sizes — whether you have one employee or one thousand employees. Learn more.
- Cisco is offering free WebEx video conferencing and a remote-work adoption toolkit to help guide businesses in their transition to working at home. Learn more.
- Google is offering free access to their Hangouts Meet, another video conferencing system, for all of their GSuite and GSuite education customers. Learn more.
- Zoom is lifting the 40-minute meeting limit on their free basic accounts. Learn more.