Diligent Boardbooks: World’s Most Popular Board Portal Is Offered with European Data Hosting Option

LONDON, 30 JULY 2014 — Users of Diligent Boardbooks®, the world’s most widely used board portal service, now have the option to host their data within Europe in a data centre located in Frankfurt, Germany, with a disaster recovery site in Düsseldorf. More than €1.7 million has been invested into making Diligent Boardbooks available in both facilities.

“Many companies are planning to switch to digital board portals because missioncritical information has to be kept up-to-date, secure, and distributed quickly,” said Charlie Horrell, Managing Director of Diligent Boardbooks Limited. “In recognition of this, our practical, safe and efficient solution makes life easier for those who have to handle sensitive data on a daily basis. Providing the option to host data in Germany is an important milestone in our commitment to Europe. Our customers can benefit from the world’s leading solution for board communication as well as being guaranteed that their data is hosted in Germany in a state-of-the-art data centre.”

More than 2,500 companies – including 37 of the FTSE 100 listed companies – and 77,000 individual directors, executives and board teams worldwide rely on the Diligent Boardbooks solution to facilitate more efficient board communications. The world’s most widely used digital board portal supports companies with everything they need for creating, distributing and updating confidential documents for their executive and supervisory board meetings within one application.

Diligent Boardbooks has been developed with the sole aim of supporting management and supervisory board members, and their administrators, who work with sensitive corporate data. Everything that is needed for the development, delivery and updating of board packs, can be done via the intuitive and easy-to-use digital solution that ensures a high level of security and data protection.

The Diligent Boardbooks solution can be accessed from anywhere via iPad, Windows tablet, PC or browser. The leading board portal app is now also available on the Windows 8.1 platform including Microsoft Surface devices.


The Diligent Boardbooks® solution speeds and simplifies how board materials are produced, delivered and reviewed. Used by over 3,500 boards and 77,000 individual directors, executives and board teams worldwide, the secure board portal provides ease of use, stringent security, and award-winning training and support. Thirty-seven of the FTSE 100 listed companies and 326 of Fortune 1000 companies use the Diligent Boardbooks solution, as well as a variety of private firms, non-profits and government agencies globally. To learn more visit www.boardbooks.com.


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