During the current crisis, a number of tech vendors are making their services available for free or at discounted rates. This live article will be updated as new offers become available.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, and with the country moving towards increasingly severe restrictions on travel and movement, the charity sector is swiftly having to shift operations online wherever possible.
A number of tech vendors have made their services available for free, or at a discounted rate. These services will help charities to make the most of remote working, and promote collaboration and communication throughout distributed teams.
We will continue to update this article as more subscriptions become available. We recommend that you bookmark this page if you want to stay updated.
Lastline - Offering free access to Lastline Analyst (Hosted) until June 30th 2020. Lastline Analyst provides your IT teams, threat analysts and incident response teams with the advanced malware isolation and inspection environment they need to safely execute advanced malware samples and understand their behaviour. Get it here.
Skurio – The cybersecurity and Digital Risk Protection company is offering a free data breach detection solution for all UK charities to help protect them during this crisis. There has been a dramatic increase in cyber threats of all kinds since the outbreak started, and the risks have increased now many staff are working from home. Let us help keep you safe, either with a free license or free managed service. Get it here.
Mitel - A world leader in communications and contact centres, is now offering its audio, video and web conferencing application free for 6 months for all charity organisations. Mitel MiTeam Meetings enables secure video and audio conferencing for up to 16 video participants and 100 audio participants and doesn’t require an underlying Mitel telephone system. This offer is designed for organisations who need an easy to use, seamless option for charity staff working from home or remote locations who still need to communicate securely in the face of COVID-19. Get in touch.
Soldo - Spend and expense management platform Soldo has launched Soldo Care, a fee-free solution that allows charities to distribute funds quickly and securely directly to people in need. Rather than a charity needing to provide traditional food stamps or vouchers, they simply give prepaid MasterCard cards to those in need. Charities can control how and where the cards are used, and all unspent funds remain under the stewardship of your organisation, with the ability to reallocate in a few clicks. Get it here.
There are a number of other free and paid tools available to charity teams switching to remote work, or working across distributed teams. We take a look at some of the best options here.
We will continue to advise on digital practice and recommend tools available to charities as the situation develops.
Discounted software is available to charities at the Charity Digital Exchange. We will continue to update you as more subscriptions become available free to charities.