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10 Primal Particular of a High-quality Virtual Data Contractor

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2016


VDRs are becoming more and more demanded among deal-makers all over the planet. Investment bankers, lawyers and top managers of companies are interested in the convenient and protected room to keep their data and to fulfill many transactions. Thus, at the present moment, virtual room providers seem to offer highly useful programs as sophisticated rooms are able to fulfill the needs of the most demanding and difficult businessmen. All in all, virtual repositories have to bring the ease to complicated processes ran by firms, organizations, etc. The following pluses VDR users might experience while working with a virtual data room:

Security of the information

A virtual data room is expected to protect secret and sensitive corporate files. The files are encrypted, watermarked and remain non-accessible for individuals who do not have credentials to enter the room. The user verification requires different stages to reduce the threat of, in example, access with the help of stolen mobile phones. Therefore, the data is secured from external intrusions and internal misuses. Also, backups performed on a regular basis secure information from loss in a case of breakdowns.

Time savings

A VDR can be entered by different VDR users at once: this trait provides employees with a chance provides employees with a possibility to explore the data simultaneously. Moreover, advanced functions of the platform (search, upload, integration with certain software) save a lot of time when it comes to fulfillment of the automatic and habitual actions.

Saving you money

A setup of a virtual room costs less than an opening of a regular data room: there is no need for renting a space, making hard copies of documents. Moreover, less safeguards are needed to guarantee constant monitoring of the virtual platform.

Convenience of exploitation

Intuitive interface is a characteristic that makes exploitation of a VDR rapid and effortless. In a case no specific coaching is to be performed room visitors have an opportunity to work inside the VDR easily and concentrate their attention on their duties, not on the technical traits inherent to the virtual platform.

Well-prepared data system

A virtual repository administrator is the one to impose certain logic on the systematization process: all the virtual copies of the files have to be classified. Efficient search instruments such as full-text search and filtering capabilities guarantees that file system will be simple to utilize. Also, users can have a right to put links from a certain file to another and to distinguish favourite documents.

Restricted accessibility

A virtual platform allows its owners to define what kind of VDR visitors has a chance to browse what documents and how long for. That is why, there are numerous levels of information disclosure and limits can be imposed on the diverse VDR users, groups, files, folders, etc.

Simplicity of cooperative work

As long as it is possible to make a platform accessible for all the users who possess a login and a password, it is more convenient to stay in touch with the business partners. It is not required to meet face-to-face in a case all the files may be shared and discussed via a virtual data room.


Audit reports that are delivered on a regular basis allow the room administrators to follow all the actions of all the users working in a virtual repository. Therefore every action which took place in the room was included in the report and in a case of misunderstandings, unauthorized data sharing or other troubles the report might perform the role of evidence.

Legal compliance

Virtual platform providers are being in charge of making all the files stored in the virtual room consistent with the legal regulations and rules. That is why, the VDR administrator is not supposed to be anxious about the required file formats and certain legal misunderstandings.

Immediate support

A well-prepared support team and a dedicated project manager are supposed to consult visitors who work inside a room within seconds. It helps to get rid of abrupt malfunctioning and to prevent a possible breakdown. The benefits listed above allow you to realize how a decent repository will facilitate your work and help you in a course of different deal-making processes. Along with these functions, many rooms will provide you with innovative and unique options. However you have to be sure in your requirements and to pay attention the virtual repository that does not want to deluge you with weird abbreviations and impress you with the functions that you do not exploit. So, be attentive and select the virtual room that fulfills your requirements.

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Mobile App Privacy: Five Things Businesses Can Do To Stay Out Of Trouble

Posted on Friday, Dec 21, 2012


The business case for offering a mobile app can be compelling: an app can give a business a constant presence on its customers’ mobile desktop, building brand awareness and allowing easy and direct interaction.  But businesses that roll out apps need to pay attention to privacy rules, too, as the recent enforcement action by California’s Attorney General reminds us.

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Contractors/Employers Get Another Breather, But . . .

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016

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A few weeks ago, we told you that about the judge who blocked President Obama’s so-called “Fair Pay” regulations from taking effect.

Now, yet another significant regulatory effort has been struck down by a judge. We refer to the new overtime rules that were scheduled to take effect on December 1. Those rules would have required any employee who earns less than $47,476 per year to be paid time-and-a-half if he or she works more than 40 hours in a workweek. Currently, that threshold is $23,660. This rule would not only have affected contractors; it would have affected nearly all employers. But, as a result of the court’s decision, the rules will not be taking effect on December 1, and any employee who satisfied the test for exemption from overtime before December 1 will continue to satisfy that test after that date under the same employment terms. (The decision is State of Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor, Case No. 4:16-cv-00731 (E.D. Texas, Nov. 22, 2016.))

Now the “but.” Actually, two of them.

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Contractors Get a Breather

Posted on Thursday, Oct 27, 2016

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On Monday of this week, we wrote in this blog about new rules that would have required contractors to disclose labor law violations as well as allegations that they violated labor laws, and then would have required contracting officers to consider that information in awarding contracts. New Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) clauses and U.S. Department of Labor “Guidance” implementing these requirements of Executive Order 13673 were supposed to take effect on October 25, 2016.

Not so fast, a federal judge decided at the eleventh hour on October 24th.

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