90% of the world’s data has been generated in the past two years. And there’s a lot of it. According to IBM, we now produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day.
Most of this is transactional data, all the information produced by companies and financial institutions about their buyers, suppliers, and operations.
Hackers and rogue traders know this kind of data is valuable. In 2015, there were 781 data breaches costing an average of $3.79 million per company. Because of this, the use of virtual data rooms (VDRs) to secure the sharing of sensitive data has drastically increased, and there is now a huge variety of VDR software available for your company.
To help you keep up with this quickly expanding industry, I’ve collected eight fantastic virtual data room influencers, blogs, websites, and resources with the most useful information, advice, and news about all aspects of the VDR industry.
Onehub is a VDR software provider founded in 2007 that serves over one million people. While their blog mostly features informative posts and videos about how to use their software, they also write about broader data-related topics like how to secure your data in the cloud.
Similar to Onehub, Firmex offers cloud-based VDR and document sharing solutions. Their blog has news about the company, as well as data room advice, tips, and suggestions, including on the importance of two-factor authentication.
Launched in 2012, SecureDocs is another VDR vendor. On their blog, they post useful articles about data rooms, finance, security and other topics.
EthosData is a VDR provider with several large clients including Pfizer and Sodastream Their blog features a combination of company news, VDR information, and posts about security and technology in general.
Must-Follow Twitter Accounts
5. Mark van Rijmenam
Mark van Rijmenam is the founder of Datafloq, a platform with research, articles, and more focused on big data. Named a Global Top 10 Big Data Influencer, Mark tweets about big data in general, including posts on virtual data rooms like this one.
6. Data Center Journal
The Data Center Journal is a leading publication for data center professionals. They tweet articles about a variety of data related topics, including virtual data rooms.
IBISWorld is a business intelligence research organization. They specialize in long-range industry forecasting to provide information for strategic planning and research purposes. Their reports cover a wide variety of business intelligence topics and industries, including this one on virtual data rooms.
8. Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances
The Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances is a nonprofit think tank that offers training courses and certification for M&A professionals. They also publish M&A research and statistics, including reports on virtual data rooms.
Do you have other great VDR news and information sources? Share them with us in the comments below!