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Coronavirus crisis: 10 tech tools for small firms forced into home working by Covid-19

Many companies are telling staff to work from home. But if you're a small firm with limited tech know-how, where do you start? And what should you avoid? Adrian Weckler lists 10 must-have tools

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Many companies are telling staff to work from home.

Many companies are telling staff to work from home.

Many companies are telling staff to work from home.

One of the immediate issues companies face with the coronavirus is getting staff to work from home for a period of days or weeks. For small firms, this might be confusing. Can a normal person set it up? Is new software needed? Are there any free, or low-cost, services that will do the job? What about IT support?

1. E-meetings, video and conference calls

Remote virtual meetings are common these days. Zoom is one of the easiest systems to use and is free for basic video meetings (with premium add-ons).