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Under the UK government’s ‘social distancing’ approach to suppressing the coronavirus outbreak over the coming weeks and months, workers who can do their jobs from home are being urged to do so along with being told to avoid all ‘unnecessary’ travel. 

If you’re a small business owner you’re probably wondering if you have the tech in place to make that work for your business. 

If that sounds like you, the upside is that some cloud tech companies out there are offering services to keep you and your staff connected.  Here is our pick of five tech company helping small businesses work remotely during this period of unprecedented disruption:

1. Microsoft – Teams Free Version 

Teams allow you and your colleagues to invite everyone you work with to chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place, no matter where you are. Get Teams for free and learn how to get started.

2. Slack – Free Service

Slack is a collaboration hub that can replace email to help you and your team work together seamlessly. It’s designed to support the way people naturally work together, so you can collaborate with people online as efficiently as you do face-to-face.  It includes message history, 1:1 voice/video conferencing and it’s compatibility with G Drive & OneDrive.  The free service might just have everything you need for remote working.

3.Google – Hangouts Video Conferencing for Free 

Starting this week, we’ll roll out free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities through July 1, 2020 to all G Suite customers globally.  Check out Google’s blog on free Hangouts and free trial subscriptions of G Suite here.

At Big Little Fish we pride ourselves on providing free, independent IT advice.  If you’re a small business owner worried about pivoting your IT to cope with home working during the coronavirus outbreak then please contact us at

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