Dealing with Corona: All the collaboration tools at your disposal

by March 13, 2020 2 comments

Remote-collaboration tools come in handy, as more and more companies have started encouraging their employees to work from home in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Multiple collaboration tools have hit the market in the past couple of years that cater to your every collaboration need, depending on how you are planning to collaborate with your employees, customers, partners and clients spread all across the globe.    

Video conferencing

Cisco Webex Room Panorama: The Webex Room Panorama is the next generation Immersive Video Conferencing for the executive board room with immersive video experience, rich content sharing, and co-creation experience.  

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio: RealPresence Immersive Studio provides a specially designed environment for audio-visual collaboration experience. RealPresence Content Sharing Suite can be added for more content flexibility. 

Team messaging and collaboration

Microsoft Teams: Bundled in the Office 365 subscription, Teams is designed to simplify group work with easy-to-use channels for group chats. 

Slack: Slack allows team members to send messages and share files in channels. 

Hangouts: Bundled in the G Suite products, Hangouts helps connect with the team from anywhere with chat and easy-to-join video calls. 

Flock: Flock provides direct, channel messaging, video conferencing, screen and file sharing. 

Zoho Cliq: Zoho Cliq is a team collaboration software that supports chat, voice, or video calls.  

Skype: Skype offers instant messages, video and voice, one-to-one and group calls along with file sharing. 

Zoom: Zoom offers video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. 

GoToMeeting: GoToMeeting is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing tool.    

Project Collaboration

Asana: Asana uses a very basic and plain approach to project management. 

Jira & Trello: Jira is a useful tool for agile software development. Trello utilizes the Kanban project management system for organizing and tracking projects. 

Basecamp: Basecamp helps to organize work and keep track of tasks    

File & Document Manager

Google Drive: G Drive is an easy way to collaborate by sharing Google Docs, Sheets and Slides files. 

Dropbox: Dropbox that lets teams share work, files and collaborate together with ease.  


(The story first appeared in PCQuest magazine, March, 2020 edition)

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  1. Tim Howard
    #1 Tim Howard 16 March, 2020, 14:25

    I am using Restyaboard for my business. It is widely used as a great free tool for Project Planning and Management, Task Management, Team Management, CRM, Bug tracking. Also a very good Trello alternative.

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