How Using VDR Helps Public Works Manage Critical Records

Public works departments oversee many services critical to local communities. Additionally, inadequate planning and organization could lead to disruptions in the delivery of water, sewage, or electrical services. Given the importance of these public services, there are many rules and regulations in place to ensure proper compliance.

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5 Common Startup Acquisition Mistakes

Acquiring another company, especially a promising startup, has become a bit of a competitive sport. Big enterprises are eager to capture larger and larger shares of a particular market, and a lot of companies want to expand their offerings by purchasing startups with an unrelated but highly lucrative focus. However, in the rush to snatch up the next big thing for the sake of a dollar, some important matters may be overlooked. No matter how exciting a prospective acquisition is, financially-motivated haste should never become the catalyst for a deal's downfall. There is a reason that successful businesses tout the principle that a slow and steady approach ultimately wins the race. Here are 5 common startup acquisition mistakes:

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The Best Way to Protect Private Documents: Not Exposing Them In The First Place

Data theft is alive and well, and for companies that fail to institute an appropriate document retention and management strategy, becoming a victim is all too likely. Even though technology is becoming more sophisticated every year, the cost of many solutions is actually declining due to fierce competition and the basic economic principles of supply and demand. As a result, there is really no excuse for any company, large or small, to neglect this facet of running a business. In simplest terms, if companies don't want private data misappropriated, then they shouldn't expose it in the first place. All it takes to achieve this is some planning, research, and a reasonable investment in the right technology. Here are the five key steps to take:

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Will Your NDA Actually Protect Your Intellectual Property?

The simplest answer to this question is that it depends. Granted, that is not really an answer, but it really does depend on the strength of the NDA, as well as whether the party signing it correctly understands its requirements. Here are the reasons that NDAs often fail to fulfill their very purpose:

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Why Technology Is Not The Weakest Part of Your Security

These days, companies of all sizes and across all sectors must implement a data security plan. Many companies have access to a trove of valuable client data that must be protected. And, most of these same companies also have employee records that contain important information, such as social security and bank account numbers for tax and payroll purposes. Obviously, the documentation containing such items must be safely stored in virtually the same manner and with the same diligence that client data is protected. Plus, for plenty of businesses, there is more than likely a ton of sensitive company data that must be safeguarded as well.

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Cybersecurity Risk Assessment for Your Business

The term data breach has become part of our world’s common vernacular. It affects businesses of all types and sizes, and is something that none of us are immune to. However, like all things in business, trends frequently change when it comes to cyber attacks, which is why it is imperative that we all stay engaged in this conversation, share information, and remain educated about what the common threats are, who is at risk, and most importantly what we can do to actively protect ourselves and our businesses from cyber threats. This blog will discuss these topics, and more.

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5 Quick Tips For CFOs About Secure Document Sharing

Failing to protect company data and having to clean up after the fallout of a data breach can have disastrous consequences on a company's budget. In addition, companies may get slapped with hefty fines and penalties if they do not comply with local, state, and/or federal rules and regulations regarding document retention and record-keeping. Here are some quick tips for CFOs when it comes to document storage and sharing:

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Law Firms and Data Security

 

At some point during the creation and operation of a business, a company’s executive team will likely need the advice of corporate counsel. Of course, there may also come a time that a company becomes embroiled in some other legal matter and thus in need of a litigation team. Regardless of when or why a company requires legal services, there are data security considerations that both the company and its counsel should keep in mind. This is particularly true because of the nature of the information that is shared between attorneys and clients.

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So You've Decided to Setup an Online Document Repository- Now What?

 

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How Virtual Data Rooms Can Complement Your Data Retention Policy

 

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