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Virtual Data Room to Enhance Your Life

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Virtual data rooms belong to the software that have a huge influence on success of big firms in addition to small firms. You may think that there is nothing bothering in documents management. But if you must work with large volumes of files, to share them with several coworkers, and to watch after every single paper these activities become pretty challenging. The latest innovations make the management of documents more efficient m&a vdr and convenient. In a course of using a virtual data room you would get rid of frustrating and time-demanding aspects of file management.

Watchful Tracking of Your Files

Considering you upload files to a VDR you may begin to think that they are any more under your uninterrupted monitoring. However it is not true. When exploiting a virtual data room clients do not put the information in the open access and foolishly expect that all the people in a company, workmates or fellow workers are reliable. Conversely, the room owners define limits and judge who among the users is trustworthy and deserves a full access and which users would utilize a pretty restricted set of tools. Thus you have an opportunity to limit the access to information, confine printing or download, recall access to the information that has already been downloaded to somebody’s device, etc. In addition, due to activity tracking, you constantly keep an eye on what is going on with your files and who is responsible for any alterations.

Changing Information with the Help of VDR Functions

As a rule, businessmen are supposed to work with a wide range of kinds of data. Clearly, you are not obliged to unify their type in advance to uploading documents to your virtual repository as it proves to be futile and nonsensical. However from time to time you need to change information as soon as possible and the information is already in your VDR. The good virtual data rooms let you alter data inside the virtual room. It means that, users do not have to download documents, alter, and then add them to the room again. Owing to the integration with certain programs clients do not need to give your time on adjusting formats and on various actions – you only use the editor and transform what is meant to be revised.

Fast Document Detection and Orientation

VDRs are environments where you upload your information. And, foremost, the virtual data rooms need to be easy to use for a client : what is the profit of utilizing a VDR when you have no opportunity to find a precise file immediately? Generally, data which you keep in the virtual platform are being put in order and gathered into a logical data system. Each piece of information has a few tags and keywords ascribed so that businessmen have a possibility to exploit the tags to distinguish the documents – useful search instruments help you to apply diverse nuances (date, name, etc. ). Hence, you are not obliged to look through endless lists of files – you have to know just a few main facts about the file to spot it. In addition, by using links between pieces of information you have an opportunity to build your unique workspace where all the data are sorted in concordance with your own vision.

Therefore, virtual repositories give you a chance to make your work with the information more secure and simple. From now on, you take care of your resources and stimulate your productivity as no obstacles to your work result from the systematization method you exploit and by the peculiarities of the files. In addition, you operate in a safe space and you are not expected to worry about the protection of information : virtual data rooms lessen risks connected with unauthorized sharing and leakage. VDR gives you lots of possibilities, gives you an opportunity to pay attention to the crucial nuances of your work, and allows you to establish a productive network for cooperation in the firm.

The Original Psalmist Was an Angsty Hipster

The Original Psalmist Was an Angsty Hipster

Posted by on Mar 13, 2012 in Church Music, Psalms, Songwriting | 2 Comments

Much of the church music we sing on Sundays is inspired by the Psalms.

Typically, from a single verse. Typically, from near the end of the Psalm.

The only problem with this approach is that the entire Psalm is the song – written by one of the original songwriters, King David.

And when we pull a single beautiful line from the Psalm, and center a new song around it, we lose all context of the original.

Because often in the Psalms, David expressed doubt. Fear. Anger. Confusion.

Real emotions. The reality of his heart in the midst of the reality of his circumstances. And only after that emotional release – his honesty before God – is he eventually able to return to a realization of the sovereignty of God – the love of God – despite his circumstances. And give us those beautiful one-liners we focus our songs around today.

But we have removed the prelude. The doubt. The fear. The anger. The confusion.

Because those emotions seem inappropriate for Sunday morning. Yet, they are real.

There are those of us who wish our church music would revert back to the glorious hymns of the past. I want to go back much further – to a time when the original Psalmist was writing angsty hipster music – and bring back true outcry to the modern worship experience.

Quiet Company’s New Album = Evangelistic Atheism

Quiet Company’s New Album = Evangelistic Atheism

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Modern Music | 15 Comments

I recently stumbled across Quiet Company’s new album, “We Are All Where We Belong.”

And it’s like nothing I’ve heard before.

Taylor Muse, originally part of the girl-led band Eisley, which opened Coldplay’s Rush of Blood to the Head tour a few years back, leads this Austin Band. And it’s indie rock at its best.

But, you won’t get through the first song without being jarred by the lyrics. Lines that not only portray an individual’s lack of hope – but that evangelize this non-belief. Using rhyme, rhetoric and repetition aimed at persuading us there is nothing bigger than ourselves to believe in – and to embrace the beauty in that.

It honestly hurts my heart to hear someone so passionately sing these lines. And I can’t stop listening.

It’s fascinating. It’s an entire new genre of lyricism.

Secular is no longer the antithesis of spiritual. This new album from Quiet Company is. Parents should be frightened. I’m astounded by the honesty – and devastated by Muse’s devastating lack of hope.

NT Wright on Church Music

NT Wright on Church Music

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Church Music | No Comments

Yes, it might be the British accent. But, everything this man says sounds right.

If We Moneyball’d Church, Would We Still Sing Songs?

If We Moneyball’d Church, Would We Still Sing Songs?

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in Church Music | 3 Comments

For those who saw the film adaptation of Michael Lewis’ brilliant book “Moneyball” this past year, you probably shared my reaction when you saw the old baseball scouts sitting around the table talking about how to find the next great ball player.

Superstitions and traditions based on the best technology available 40 years ago – their gut instinct.

And we smile and shake our heads realizing that our own industries we work for suffer from the same myopia, because they too were created before the dawn of the technological revolution. We write press releases the way we did 40 years ago. We teach children the same way we did 40 years ago.

And if Moneyball has taught us anything, it’s that, rather than tweaking, the only sensible thing to do is say,

“If were starting over from scratch today, what would we build?”

So, what about the church?

If it’s possible to forget about our recently created Americanized traditions, start over and say,

“If the role of the church is to create disciples, what should our weekly gatherings look like?”

And if you start from scratch, with no preconceived notions, do you really put music there?

How to Select Worship Songs for “Your” Church

How to Select Worship Songs for “Your” Church

Church song selection has a lot to do with your philosophy on the power of music.

If you merely want songs to be theologically accurate and emotionally powerful, most CCM songs will do.

But, if you believe that music can be more powerful than the sermon – that the words in the songs we sing can be more impactful than the big 3 takeaways on our handout – song selection becomes a greater responsibility.

Then you choose songs with lyrics that match the spiritual reality you want your congregation to embrace.

For a church struggling with humility, sing songs about the depravity of man and the need of repentance.

For a church struggling with faith, sing songs about the sovereignty of God.

For a church struggling with love, sing songs about community and connection.

And if you can’t find songs to match what your congregation needs to cry out, write them.

The Manipulative Power of Worship Music

The Manipulative Power of Worship Music

Posted by on Oct 27, 2011 in Worship Music | One Comment

One common argument I hear from both Christians and not-yet-believers is the idea that worship music can wrongly catch people up into a emotional trance or tizzy in which they too readily accept anything being said from the pulpit.

This is absolutely true.

But, removing music doesn’t solve that problem.

Consider Martin Luther King Jr.’s unique speaking ability. Is it manipulative? Absolutely. The cadence. The repetition. It’s breathtaking. It sounds so good that it immediately sounds right.

But neither does removing rhetoric solve that problem – in the sense that we might disqualify a pastor based on their speaking gifts, which might too easily manipulate the masses.

The problem only rests if truth is not being spoken. If our worship music soars with lyrics that simply aren’t true. If our pastors’ language stirs our hearts with words that are empty.

What Will Church Music Look Like in 10 Years?

What Will Church Music Look Like in 10 Years?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in Church Music | 4 Comments

Historically, church music seems to follow/mimic/react to mainstream trends.

So, if we look at indie music today, can we predict what our church music will look like 10 years from now?

Here are two potential paths I see the evolution of indie music performance taking us.

Foster the People – Pumped up Kicks (Live on SNL) 

Typhoon – Sickness Unto Death and The Honest Truth medley

 

Both great songs. Incredibly different performance styles.

Which one would you prefer your church be 10 years from now? And did you know you get to help decide?

The Musical Premium of Average Taste

The Musical Premium of Average Taste

Posted by on Oct 4, 2011 in Songwriting | No Comments

Having average taste is helpful as a songwriter.

It’s not a bad thing. It means you know what people like.

Your focus isn’t on “art”. Your focus is “accessibility”.

You create easy-to-sing songs that people remember.