Google researchers reported recently two major security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre, that could affect almost all computers, phones and servers and these vulnerabilities affect device’s microprocessors.
Only around 50% of M&A deals actually go through according to Forbes magazine. The main reason for that high failure rate is that the companies acquired looked better on paper than they actually were. This makes a well executed due diligence process critical, which is only possible if the full M&A life cycle is properly executed.
We are extremely proud with the multiple awards that we have received from ACQ5 and M&A Today. The awards reflect our continued commitment to make our client's experience simple, fast, secure and easy in using a Virtual Dataroom.
We are extremely proud with the multiple awards that we have received from Acquisition International voted by our clients and peers. We have been awarded Best Data Room Provider in the 2017 M&A Awards and 2017 Business Excellence Awards:
Technology is a critical piece of the business and all technological tools need to be operating at peak performance for a business to be able to maximize its operation, services and sales.
The use of virtual data rooms increases every year, and while North America remains the biggest user of the technology, Europe and Asia are rapidly catching up. The growth is driven mainly by a few key factors, which all fit comfortably under the heading of due diligence. Data room technology offers the ability to reach across borders. It speeds up processes by reducing time frames and frustrations of document access during high-level deals, and gives peace of mind to all parties involved.
Sharing documents online is second nature to most of us. We need to share documents to demonstrate the work we have done, to get comments and feedback, to enable us to collaborate with our colleagues, partners and consultants and sometimes to get our boss to sign, scan and send us back the document so that we can record another successful sale. Whatever the purpose, I am sure that you want to know what is the best way of sharing your documents online. I will go through all the 7 options available to you:
Why should you pay for a Virtual Data Room when file sharing platforms as Dropbox or Box.net or Google Docs are free? When it comes to sharing important confidential documents, it’s important to be able to distinguish between these different online services. The short answer is that they were built for different purposes. VDR’s have advanced capabilities tailored for secure transactional work, while consumer type services cater to the common user. If you are managing an enterprise, you would be unlikely to want to leave information on something that is designed for individuals. Here, we examine the factors you should consider when choosing between using Dropbox or a virtual data room:
Built with a higher level of security required to run an enterprise, there is good reason why virtual data rooms are used by banks and government agencies. Virtual Datarooms main foundation is security while consumer based services are based on ease of use and mass adoption with security many times as an afterthought. As a matter of fact, there have been significant high profile security breaches in most of the consumer focused companies.
Virtual data rooms allow you to remotely control users rights to documents after they have been uploaded; so that if a deal ends or a user is removed from a project, you can lock down access to the document he has saved. In addition to other basic security measures, some data rooms also let users add a personalized watermark to their documents and block the “print screen” key for viewers.