Computer and Technology

Everything You Need to Know about VDR

You may have heard of the word VDR or virtual data room from one of your colleagues, or you may have read it from a magazine or a newspaper but still unfamiliar or confused with what its true meaning is. If that is the case, you are in the right place. This article will provide you with the interesting facts and information about VDR. This tool or technological system has been helping a lot of companies across the globe. And you might need it someday. So to help you out, read on and discover the efficiency of virtual data room to businesses.

Basically, VRD or virtual data room is a technology that analyzes, organizes, processes and protects the sensitive files or data of a company. Gone are the days when companies needed to manually process their file that was totally time consuming and would require great effort. VDR is described as a series of extranet, which outside users are given access to. This provides efficiency to the management and business units to organize their data in a systematic manner and keep them in a highly secured online space. This technology is commonly used in real estate and financial institutions.

Specifically, accountants, attorneys, and Merger and Acquisition principals frequently use VDR to create space for all relative organizations to evaluate sensitive files and at the same time, decreasing the need for meeting in person. If there is one thing that can describe VDR it would be efficiency. According to studies and research, profitability of companies that are using VDR has drastically increased since they started to employ virtual data room in their overall operations. Moreover, the cases of fraud and data theft have decreased over time with the help of VDS as a technology that businesses use.

Moreover, there are several and different types of virtual data rooms. Intralinks, Merrill Datasite and RR Donnelley offer the most common and popular VDRs. These three organizations have extensive experiences in mergers and acquisitions and their VDR products provide wide variety of features without putting aside the concept of security. Some of the similarities of these VDRs allow companies to have large data uploads and storage. However, the services of these companies are usually expensive that’s why they cater to big companies. On a positive note, VDRs of these companies are tested in handling large documents and keep safe keeping them in a highly protected platform.

For businesses that want to consider having VDR, it is important that they must be aware first of the key factors that they need to consider when selecting a virtual data room. First of all, security should be your number one priority. This is the main reason why you want to have VDR in your business. Thus, you must always check for certifications of the product that you are considering. Secondly, cost should also not be compromised. You have to be aware that there are vendors what offer expensive services or products.  But it is still advisable to always do benchmarking to compare prices relative to the quality of service that they provide. Lastly, the functionality and efficiency of the product must be tested first before purchasing it from the vendor. This will allow you to ensure that the product is efficient and working properly and has the ability to organize and protect your sensitive documents.


Paola Garcia lives in Jakarta Indonesia. She is an associate professor in University of Indonesia and also managing Scoopinion at the same time. She is also fond of watching theatrical plays.

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