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5th year in a row! EthosData Data Room Services awarded as Best Data Room Provider

18-Oct-2017 12:50:00 / by Maria Rubio posted in virtual data room

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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:

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Why servers go down? How to avoid collapse?: Understanding availability

05-Jun-2017 08:00:00 / by Maria Rubio posted in Dataroom Security, M&A News, SaaS, Corporate Finance, Data Room, virtual data room, Cloud Computing

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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.

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When To Use A Virtual Data Room?

16-May-2017 09:00:00 / by Harsh Batra posted in virtual data room, VDR, dataroom

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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.

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I need to set up a virtual data room: should I use Dropbox?

11-May-2017 09:00:00 / by Maria Rubio posted in Data Room, virtual data room, VDR

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If you are looking for ways to share files, you probably have asked yourself the following question:

'Why should one pay for a Virtual Data Room when file-sharing platforms such as Dropbox, Box.net, or Google Docs are free?'

So, let's find out...

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Managing a Virtual Data Room in Early Stages of Your Transaction

19-Apr-2017 09:00:00 / by Kamal Raj posted in M&A, Data Room, virtual data room

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The actions you take in the early stages of a merger or acquisition transaction through a Virtual DataRoom will set the tone for the remainder of the process. This can be daunting, especially if you’re new to the environment, but by planning ahead and giving special attention to certain policies and procedures you can ensure a smooth, streamlined process.

Virtual datarooms replaced physical datarooms years ago, mainly used during the due diligence process.  But it is now that we are really seeing the additional benefits of a dataroom in the early steps of a transaction:

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Still Using FTP? 3 Reasons to Change to a Virtual Data Room

26-Mar-2017 09:00:00 / by Kamal Raj posted in M&A, Data Room, virtual data room, Data Security

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If you’re still using FTP or other consumer storage and transfer solutions for your business requirements, here are 3 reasons to switch to an secure modern solution such as a virtual data room. Remember when you discovered FTP (file transfer protocol) and you thought it was so advanced to be able to upload your data to cyber space? In the good old days before online security became a critical issue, FTP was the answer to transferring information, particularly large files. The problem is, FTP is 40 years old now, and that’s ancient in terms of information technology. 

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M&A Life Cycle Series III:Due Diligence & Data Rooms

24-Mar-2017 09:00:00 / by Kamal Raj posted in M&A, Data Room, due diligence, virtual data room

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Your data rooms are all set up and you’re ready to enter the due diligence stage of your merger or acquisition. As was the case in the pre-due diligence phase, the actions depend on whether the process is driven by the buyer or the seller. In the third in our series of posts on the M&A life cycle, we’ll take a look at both options, following on from the planning done at the end of the previous stage.
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Physical Data Room Procedures

06-Mar-2017 09:00:00 / by Kamal Raj posted in Data Room, due diligence, virtual data room, VDR

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Physical data rooms are quickly being replaced by virtual data rooms, partly because of the complex procedures that are necessary to protect the information held in these rooms. Having confidential deal information in a specific location means that the parties in a deal need to travel to and from the location each time they view documents, which also results in high costs associated with transport, accommodation, premises and security. Another complex issue is the on-site management of the venue, which needs to be restricted to only those who are essential to the due diligence process. Use of Virtual Data Rooms has considerably evolved over the years over its Physical counterpart in many ways.

Let’s take a closer look at the procedures involved in using a physical data room.

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4th year in a row! EthosData Data Room wins multiple awards from Acquisition International

01-Mar-2017 08:30:00 / by Kamal Raj posted in M&A, ethosdata, Corporate Finance, virtual data room

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M&A Life Cycle Series II: Pre Due Diligence and Data Rooms

28-Feb-2017 09:00:00 / by Kamal Raj posted in M&A, due diligence, virtual data room, dataroom

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Once you’ve identified your virtual data room vendor, the deal enters the pre-due diligence stage. This includes putting in place the infrastructure needed to facilitate the due diligence process, prepare the documents and sign the required agreements between the client and the data room vendor. The steps in this phase depend on whether the process is seller-driven or buyer-driven.
 
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