Welcome to The Cirrostratus Group March newsletter.
So much has changed in the last month and I hope you and your families are safe and healthy. For those of you dealing with the challenges of loss of business, sick employees or family members I'm sorry you're having to deal with this.
Remote work and remote teams is of course the daily routine for many, if not most software companies. Since the software business has been doing a lot of remote work and has had geographically dispersed teams for many years I believe they are much better poised to deal with the associated challenges of the increased levels of remote work. In many cases the software and business tools they provide are seeing substantially increased use.
It's good to see companies including Google, Microsoft, Atlassian, Logmein, Slack and many others, providing some or all of their
collaboration software for free
as a result of the COVID-19 virus crisis. Many
edtech companies are providing services for free
to colleges and universities. Other software companies such as Toast, a major provider of software to restaurants, are helping their clients with
resources and guidance
of how to navigate the crisis. This is by no means an exhaustive list of what software companies are doing but gives some good examples.
Stay safe and healthy.
The Cirrostratus Group