The word "terminal," before the computer revolution, had several meanings, one of which described it as either end of a carrier line containing facilities for freight and passengers. Nowadays, in the computer age, it can mean the end point of a carrier line containing data "floating" in a cloud and saved for many users and uses.
Specifically, in the case of V-Rooms, it means the secure cloud-location used as a warehouse of private portals.
Safe Storage in Clouds
So many individuals and businesses are now looking to cloud computing in order to store valuable data off-site. This gives those storing such data in clouds the security and peace of mind of having their precious "cargo" -- data -- stored in an offsite location and not having to worry about a force of nature, sometimes referred to in legal terms as a "force majeure."
Many companies, such as HP (NYSE: HPQ), provide cloud computing for their customers. Users are relieved of the responsibility to provide a redundant on-site infrastructure in order to ensure that, in the event of some sort of calamity, their proprietary and confidential data is safely backed up. So many of us remember, in fact, that not too long ago a company had to back up each day's data on floppy disks or cumbersome reels. That task, fortunately, is no longer required, thanks to cloud computing, among other things.
Using the Cloud as a Safe Storage Site for Portals
V-Rooms is one of the companies specializing in a more "active" type of data storage -- the actual storage of companies' various portals in a secure location (the cloud).
The portals are, and remain, the private, proprietary repositories of a company. In that fashion, a corporation can "send" its portal to the cloud and securely and privately use it behind the firewall that the cloud creates.
Portals that V-Rooms has to offer are varied:
Legal Portals: Sharing litigation information with outside counsel, experts, etc.
Client Portals: Keeping clients informed about project status
Board Portals: Providing collaboration between board of director members
Investor Portals: Informing investors of financial status under new transparency rules
Vendor Portals: Communicating with vendors and suppliers on a global basis
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