Free Resources During COVID-19
As we are all faced with new and different challenges during this pandemic, many companies are providing support as we adjust to a new way of life. We wanted to share a list of some of the amazing offerings and free platforms businesses are giving and our team are utilizing to be more productive while working from home and with our family, friends, and personally.
For Organizations and Employees:
- Atlassian: Free access to Cloud products for issue-tracking and project-tracking software including Jira and Confluence.
- Google: Free premium version of its workplace video chat tool until July, to help businesses and schools working remotely due to the pandemic.
- LinkedIn: Free 16 learning courses that provide tips on how to stay productive, build relationships when you’re not face-to-face, use virtual meeting tools and balance family and work dynamics in a healthy way.
- Hootsuite: Free access for Hootsuite Professional to small businesses and nonprofits until July 1. Helping to manage social media and stay connected with your customers and communities.
- Microsoft: Free version of its collaborative communications tool, Teams.
- IBM: IBM and The Weather Channel launched a free tool Wednesday to track reported cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. You can access this tool here.
- HPE: Hewlett Packard Enterprise has established “war rooms” to battle component shortages sparked by the coronavirus with detailed mitigation and recovery plans, said Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Antonio Neri.
- NVIDIA: NVIDIA will provide a free 90-day license to Parabricks to any researcher in the worldwide effort to fight the novel coronavirus. Based on the well-known Genome Analysis Toolkit, Parabricks uses GPUs to accelerate by as much as 50x the analysis of sequence data.
For Families and Personal:
- Peloton: Free 90-day trial of its subscription workout app as more gyms shut down in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The fitness freebie doesn't require a Peloton-branded bike or treadmill. Users can choose from classes such as yoga, meditation, strength training and more.
- Uber Eats: Free delivery from independent restaurants in your area
- Instacart: Added “Leave at My Door Delivery” option for those limiting human contact during the pandemic.
- Apple Music: Free three-month subscription to its music library of 60 million songs. There is no obligation and no long-term commitment.
- Sprinklr: Free 15 min virtual meditation sessions 3x/week to reduce stress, improve sleep and support a more optimistic outlook.
- Sling TV: Stay in and SLING - Free access to some of Sling TV’s content including news, TV shows and movies for a limited time. Available online at Sling.com, and on Roku, Android and Amazon devices.
- Core Power Yoga: CorePower Yoga is offering free online classes on its CorePower Yoga On Demand site.
- Comcast: Free Xfinity Wifi hotspots accessible to everyone, including non-Xfinity Internet customers. You can view a map of all Xfinity hotspots here. Once you're in a hotspot's vicinity, find and select the "xfinitywifi" network name in the list of available hotspots.
We hope you enjoyed our list to help your organization, keep you entertained, educated and healthy as you stay at home. Please feel free to send us an email with ideas and offerings you have seen and we will add it to our list!