Twitter just requested that all 5,000 of their employees work from home because of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. However, Twitter does not stand alone in this decision. Companies all over the world are now asking their employees to work from home – a request that was once considered a privilege is now a necessity. Fortunately, web-conferencing and video-conferencing applications are using this epidemic to their advantage and offering their services for free for a limited time during this pandemic.
Cisco’s WebEx, for example, has reported that that traffic from china has increased 22 times more since the outbreak, and four to five times as many users in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. Free signup rates for countries with infections increased by 700% and climbing.
Video and web conference applications currently offering services and special deals in response to the Coronavirus are Cisco WebEx, Google Hangouts Meet, LogMeIn GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, and zoom. Luckily, OptfinITy provides IT services to many of our remote clients. If you or your organization have any questions regarding the services we provide, don’t hesitate to reach us a call at 703-790-0400 or email us at email@example.com