The crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated restrictions on travel and personal mobility are posing large challenges for society and particular challenges for employers and employees. In this context, many questions arise with regard to the potential of digitalization to help manage this time of crisis, but also with regard to the technical challenges and crisis resistance of our digital infrastructures. eco offers you orientation, information and practical tips on how to make the most of the opportunities offered by digitalization in these turbulent times. On this site, you will find an overview of all the content we provide on Covid-19.

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A collection of tools that companies in the digital industry are temporarily making available free of charge.

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Virtual Collaboration

KNOW&SHARE: Exchange platform for location-independent collaboration, among other things for better project management (visualizing and mapping processes), know-how transfer, 90-day free trial.

DRACOON: Cloud storage enables GDPR-compliant access to files, also from the home office, free full version for up to ten users/20 GB until 30 September 2020.

Remotely Zoho: Comprehensive cloud based cross-location collaboration tool (software for text, table and presentation creation), project management tools, videoconferencing. Free of charge until 1 July 2020.

humbee cloud-based tool for virtual collaboration, including document management, case processing, task management, emails and workflows, all in one application. Contact for free licenses:


3CX is offering the standard version of its software to businesses free of charge for three years. Usable for virtual collaboration, video conferencing, live chat and talk.

alfaview free plus video conferencing solution for online meetings and live training. Unlimited free use until 31 July 2020.

Cisco: Extension of the free version of Webex. Videoconferences with up to 100 participants and unlimited use. In addition, Cisco provides companies that are not yet Webex customers with free licenses for 90 days.

Pronto: Video chat solutions for team meetings in companies as well as for teachers and lecturers during the Corona crisis, free of charge.

Lifesize: Free solution for video conferences with up to 25 participants.

Swyx: Collaboration tool enables meetings and web conferencing to take place directly in the browser - and now provides the service free of charge so that companies can keep their business up and running.

Finance & Contracts

Billomat: Web-based accounting program for managing invoices. 30 days free of charge.

Tracklean: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for the electronic signing of contract documents online.

Digital Education

Microsoft Teams available for free to educational institutions wishing to set up a virtual classroom.

Microsoft's online academy: Free webinars for every age group from kindergarten to high school graduation, e.g. on programming, artificial intelligence, and Minecraft.

Duden Learnattack for pupils and students for two months, free of charge

Scoyo offers educational videos for students from first to seventh grade. Students can use the offer for two weeks free of charge.

LinkedIn is currently offering previously fee-based learning courses free of charge.

Code it!: In the online courses children can learn programming in a playful way. In online courses, computer games and other child-friendly content are used to learn the basics of programming.

IT Security

ESET: is offering companies and public authorities in Germany - regardless of size - the previously fee-based multi-factor authentication solution free of charge for six months.

Panda Security is now offering free licenses for its Adaptive Defense 360 enterprise solution for home office devices. Initially for 30 days.

1Password: Test the password manager free of charge for six months.

Fitness & Leisure Time

Down Dog Yoga App free of charge until 1 April 2020.

Further Offers

Deutsche Telekom: Mobile communications customers will receive 10 GB of data volume free of charge during the corona crisis, with an additional 10 GB of data volume per month. Private customers must activate the additional data volume via the MeinMagenta app.