China government announced the offices shutdown for non essential businesses in order to prevent a massive spread of the deadly virus.
Volunteer employees may work form home with special compensation.
Easier said than done, when critical files and collaboration tools and applications may not be accessible from home due to company I.T. policies.
Here a are a few tools that may help crisis teams operate during this shutdown.
1. Documents shared on the go, privately
What you miss when away from the office is what is not available on the internet, or on the cloud. For good reasons, it is too sensitive information to be put in public hands.
So are crisis-time information: if leaked in an uncontrolled way, they can cause serious damage to a business and its stakeholders: employees, partners, customers.
So that's the perfect time to use private files sharing solution: a direct multi peer-to-peer solution, backed by a dedicated private server, which is in neither Google's, Microsoft's or Amazon's hands: your crisis team can get the same information instantly wherever, on mobiles on the go and laptops at home. See pictures below for a taste of what it does.
2. Team and company private chat
Chatrooms are now ubuquitous in most companies. If not officially, employees tend to use public free services for convenience.
You may and must stop the bleeding of your company information now thanks to many solid private chatroom solutions that you can use privately on your private server.
See pictures below for a few examples.
3. Developer or engineering team: get your private Git Server.
Developers are used to collaborate, share codebase and issues as they work in the office. However, they oftentimes use tools that are only available at acceptable speed from the office network, and might be blocked or slow from home or mobile.
That's the opportunity to finally get your own fast performing Git server for your genius team, that will handle exchanges with shared Git Servers more easily.
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