Remote productivity

In the times of COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019), the only really effective measure to protect ourselves – and especially our vulnerable population – is (self) isolation. It makes sense to allow technology – where that’s possible – to transfer our work to our homes. We compiled a list of simple and accessible tools from different areas of working life that can help you coordinate work and co-create with your colleagues.

Solution MiTeam
The solution offers Real-time video conferencing and collaboration for businesses across time zones and geographies
Description A collaboration environment with integrated support for e-learning, live video streaming, virtual work environments for collaborative work, data storage and exchange. Integrated solution: audio and video communication + messaging + document exchange and management. Includes file storage space. Unlimited number of permanent collaboration rooms and unlimited number of participants in the room, according to the leased space. Includes a live video streaming channel (e.g.: informing the public). Information and private data safety ensured in the EU Cloud or by setup in the subscriber’s cloud. Enables remote meetings, screen share, meeting recordings, a possibility to connects to hall conference equipment. An option to a unified user log-in with the business user account.
Pros and cons Local support.

Integrators must be contacted to establish the environment.

Interface Web, mobile
More info https://miteam.si/asset/8qnRnnoY3pPhzFpgc
Available at https://miteam.si/
Solution GoToMeeting
The solution offers Video conferencing, conference recordings, team collaboration, screen sharing
Description A robust tool for online meetings and videoconferencing, designed to enable teams to collaborate with their clients and other businesses in real time
Pros and cons An intuitive user interface. Allows you to host meetings with a large number of participants. Meeting records and subsequent viewings.
Interface Web, mobile
More info https://www.goto.com/resources
Available at https://www.gotomeeting.com/en-ie
Solution Skype (for Business)
The solution offers Video communication
Description Skype is a solid, free and well-known tool for direct remote communication. It allows one-on-one conversations as well as conference calls. Suitable for small groups of up to 10 people.
Pros and cons Popularity and numerous existing users.

For use in professional environments, it is integrated into MS Teams.

Interface Spletni, namizni, mobilni Interface
More info https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA11098/how-do-i-get-started-with-skype
Available at https://www.skype.com, https://web.skype.com
Solution Whereby
The solution offers Video communication
Description A simple and reliable interface that also enables screen sharing. For smaller teams. All meetings are accessible from a browser – no downloads and no guest login.
Pros and cons Easy to use in a browser. Free of charge up to 4 participants.
Interface Web
Available at https://whereby.com/
Solution Cisco WebEx
The solution offers Video conferencing
Description Cisco Webex is an enterprise solution for video conferencing, web meetings, screen sharing, and webinars.
Pros and cons Cisco made WebEx solution available free of charge for 90 days.

Server administration required.

Interface Web, desktop, mobile
More info https://www.webex.com/webexcovid19.html, https://www.webex.com/business-continuity/business-continuity-end-user.html
Available at https://www.webex.com/
Solution Zoom
The solution offers Video conferencing
Description Zoom is a well-known tool in modern enterprise video communication with a simple, reliable cloud platform. It supports video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chats and webinars. The service is optimised for reliable operation. It provides two-way video stream for up to 1,000 participants and one-way video stream for up to 10,000 viewers.
Pros and cons A large number of participants / viewers.
Interface Web, desktop
More info https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
Available at https://zoom.us/
Solution Slack
The solution offers Remote communication
Description Slack is an organisation-wide online chat designed to replace other solutions (such as email) as a primary means of communication and sharing. Its workspaces enable the organisation of communication through channels for group discussions and enable private messaging and exchange of information, files, and more in one place.
Pros and cons Popular. Possible to integrate with other tools. Moderately demanding to use.
Interface Web, desktop
More info https://slack.com/intl/en-si/help/categories/200111606-Using-Slack
Available at https://slack.com
Solution Conference voting system
The solution offers Conferences with support of voting and chairing of meetings
Description Software designed for session administration – defining sessions, points, votes, participants. Session management (session leadership, taking minutes, recording speeches, recording of voting results) – remote management. Interface available in the local language – e.g. Slovene. Automatic session report generation – less work with post-closure reports – reports are sent to all participants. Easy presence recording. Linking to a session via the website. The software records the events of the session, making it easier to track and view them. Possible upgrade on local servers and connection to dedicated Bosch conference voting equipment.
Pros and cons Available in Slovene, local support.

Integrators must be contacted to establish the environment.

Interface Web
More info info@mmv.si, https://www.mmv.si/products
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Solution Google Drive
The solution offers Document sharing
Description An online file storage and sharing tool.
Pros and cons Simultaneous document editing. An easy way to share files with others in the cloud. Intuitive user interface. More options for determining the type of interactivity.
Interface Web, desktop, mobile
More info https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2424384
Available at https://www.google.com/drive/
Solution OneDrive
The solution offers Document sharing
Description OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud-based storage service. It is available free of charge to all Microsoft account holders. OneDrive provides users with an easy way to store, sync, and share different types of files with other people and devices on the Internet.
Pros and cons An easy way to share files with other people in the cloud.
Vmesnik Web, mobila, desktop
More info https://support.office.com/en-us/onedrive
Available at https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-gb/
Solution DropBox
The solution offers Document sharing
Description Dropbox is a cloud storage service, which means you can copy files to the cloud and access them later, even if you use other devices. Dropbox will not automatically copy all the files to your computer, but only the ones you want to save to the cloud.
Pros and cons An easy way to share files with others in the cloud.

Restrictions on the amount of space in the standalone version.

Interface Web, desktop, mobile
More info /
Available at https://www.dropbox.com
Solution Microsoft Teams
The solution offers File sharing system, video communication
Description Microsoft Teams is a collaboration hub in Office 365 that brings people, content, and tools together to improve collaboration and efficiency. It enables group and project management, direct communication (text, video), web conferencing and a document management system. The free version primarily performs the tasks of a file sharing system.
Pros and cons Integrated tools for working with MS Office documents.

Microsoft has offered a longer period of free use.

Interface Web, desktop, mobile
More info https://products.office.com/sl-si/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software
Available at https://products.office.com/sl-si/microsoft-teams/free
Solution Rise Up Pad
The solution offers Simultaneous editing of a text document
Description It is based on Etherpad online library, which allows a group to edit a single text document simultaneously. The solution is anonymous, accessible only via the provided web address, the entries are available for a certain period of time (several months), after that they are deleted.
Pros and cons A simple interface without excessive options. It is primarily not intended for business users.
Interface Web
Available at https://pad.riseup.net/
Solution Asana
The solution offers Project task management
Description Asana is a solution designed to improve team participation and work management. It assists groups in managing projects and tasks via one interface. Groups can create projects, assign tasks to co-workers, set deadlines, communicate directly about tasks and monitor the implementation of tasks.
Pros and cons Many available options, but they do require an initial introduction to the tool. Good integration with other communication and collaboration tools.
Interface Web, mobile
More info https://asana.com/guide
Available at https://asana.com/
Solution Trello
The solution offers Project task management
Description Trello is a project and task management tool. Its interface is based on the principle of organising divisible cards (Kan-ban), which gives you enough customization options for efficient work in a group or for private projects.
Pros and cons Simple and clear.

Limited to card management principles.

Interface Web, mobile
More info https://trello.com/guide
Available at https://trello.com/
Solution ISL Online
The solution offers Remote desktop
Description The tool enables remote access to a work computer from home – from another computer or a mobile device. Only the contents of the screen and the possibility of operating the office computer are transferred remotely, and the data remains in the workplace. This ensures a higher level of security.
Pros and cons Target computer needs to be set-up.
Interface Namizni, mobilni Interface
More info https://blog.islonline.com/2020/03/06/how-to-get-ready-for-remote-work/
Available at https://www.islonline.com/
Solution Teamviewer
The solution offers Oddaljeno namizje
Description Dostopajte do oddaljenih naprav od koderkoli. Poglejte na oddaljeni zaslon in nadzorujte oddaljeni računalnik ali mobilno napravo.
Pros and cons Potrebne nastavitve na ciljnem računalniku.
Interface Namizni, mobilni Interface
More info https://www.teamviewer.com/en/documents/
Available at https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/
Solution Menti
The solution offers On-line presentations and voting
Description A tool to build interactive presentations with an easy-to-use web editor. Add questions, surveys, quizzes, slides, pictures, gifs, and more to your presentation to create fun and interactive presentations.
Pros and cons Easy creation and access to surveys.
Interface Web
Available at https://www.mentimeter.com/
Solution Doodle
The solution offers On-line voting
Description Doodle allows groups to vote on given options, such as meeting dates, etc., with a simple interface and link access.
Pros and cons Easy to create polls. Useful for coordinating appointments.
Interface Web
Available at https://www.doodle.com/