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Stay Connected Through a Crisis - Conferencing Tools for Quarantine
March 30, 2020

Digital tools and devices help people stay connected, be more efficient, and increase productivity especially at work. During this global health crisis, smart devices and programs are helping businesses handle increased work-from-home demands, and meet customer expectations during a disruption, and help us all stay connected. Resiliency matters now more than ever. Here are some digital tools and devices BIAW has gathered to help you stay connected:



GoToMeeting
Features:

  • Screen sharing
  • Conference calling
  • Video conferencing/webinars
  • Meeting recordings
  • In meeting chat
  • Integrates with most email accounts for scheduling, appointments, etc.

Pricing »

Webex
Features:

  • Screen sharing
  • Conference calling
  • Video conferencing/webinars
  • Meeting recordings
  • In meeting chat
  • Instant messaging
  • Digital whiteboard
  • File sharing
  • Integrates with most email accounts for scheduling, appointments, etc.

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ZOOM
Features:

  • Screen sharing
  • Conference calling
  • Video conferencing/webinars
  • Meeting recordings
  • In meeting chat
  • Instant messaging
  • Digital whiteboard
  • File sharing
  • Integrates with most email accounts for scheduling, appointments, etc.

Pricing »

Microsoft Teams (replacing Skype)
Features:

  • Screen sharing
  • Conference calling
  • Video conferencing/webinars
  • Meeting recordings
  • In meeting chat
  • Instant messaging
  • Digital whiteboard
  • File sharing
  • Fully integrates with Office 365 (direct access to OneDrive and SharePoint)

Pricing: Free with Office 365

Google Hangouts/Hangouts Meet
Features:

  • Screen sharing
  • Conference calling
  • Video conferencing/webinars
  • Meeting recordings
  • In meeting chat
  • Instant messaging
  • Fully integrates with other Google products like Gmail, Calendar, Google docs, etc.

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Alternatively, if you’re a small operation, you can use Google Hangouts for free if you’re just doing basic things like chatting or video/conference calling. You must have a Gmail account.

Facebook Messenger
Features:

  • Casual calling
  • Casual video calling
  • Instant messaging

Pricing: Free with a Facebook account

Stay healthy and safe during this pandemic by staying connected at home. For more information on the devices listed above, contact Communications Manager Leah Jaber at leahj@biaw.com or (360) 352-7800 ext.110.

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