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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Stock Based Compensation

Stock Based Compensation


The Company follows the requirements of FASB ASC 718-10-10, Share-Based Payments with regards to stock-based compensation issued to employees. The Company has stock-based incentives for consultants and employees that overachieve. This plan is discretionary. The expense for this stock-based compensation is equal to the fair value of the stock that was determined by using fair value on the day the stock was awarded multiplied by the number of shares awarded. The Company records its options at fair value using the Black-Scholes valuation model.

Principles of Consolidation

Principles of Consolidation


The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company, its wholly owned subsidiaries, jointly-owned subsidiaries over which it exercises control and entities for which it has been determined to be the primary beneficiary. Noncontrolling interest amounts relating to the Company’s less-than-wholly owned consolidated subsidiaries are included within the “Noncontrolling interest in consolidated subsidiary” captions in its Consolidated Balance Sheets and within the “Non-controlling interests” caption in its Consolidated Statements of Operations. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

Use of Estimates

Use of Estimates


The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from these estimates.




We have reclassified certain prior-period amounts in the consolidated financial statements to conform to the current period presentation.

Estimated Fair Value of Financial Instruments

Estimated Fair Value of Financial Instruments


The Company’s financial instruments include cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses and other current assets, accounts payable and deferred revenue. Management believes the estimated fair value of these accounts at September 30, 2019 approximate their carrying value as reflected in the balance sheets due to the short-term nature of these instruments. The carrying values of the Company’s notes payable and lease obligations approximate their fair values based upon a comparison of the interest rate and terms of such debt given the level of risk to the rates and terms of similar debt currently available to the Company in the marketplace.

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Short-Term Investments

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Short-Term Investments


The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity or remaining maturity at the time of purchase, of three months or less to be cash equivalents.

Recently Issued and Newly Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

Recently Issued and Newly Adopted Accounting Pronouncements


In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases, (“ASC 842”), which supersedes FASB ASC 840, Leases and provides principles for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of leases for both lessees and lessors. The new standard requires lessees to apply a dual approach, classifying leases as either finance or operating leases based on the principle of whether or not the lease is effectively a financed purchase by the lessee. This classification will determine whether lease expense is recognized based on an effective interest method or on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. A lessee is also required to record a right-of-use (“ROU”) asset and a lease liability for all leases with a term of greater than twelve months regardless of classification. Leases with a term of twelve months or less will be accounted for similar to existing guidance for operating leases. The standard is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018, with early adoption permitted upon issuance.


On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted the requirements of Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). The objective of this ASU, along with several related ASUs issued subsequently, is to increase transparency and comparability between organizations that enter into lease agreements. For lessees, the key difference of the new standard from the previous guidance (Topic 840) is the recognition of a right-of-use (ROU) asset and lease liability on the balance sheet. The most significant change is the requirement to recognize ROU assets and lease liabilities for leases classified as operating leases. The standard requires disclosures to meet the objective of enabling users of financial statements to assess the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. As part of the transition to the new standard, the Company was required to measure and recognize leases that existed at January 1, 2019 using a modified retrospective approach for leases existing at the effective date. The Company has elected not to recognize a ROU asset and obligation for leases with an initial term of twelve months or less. The adoption of Topic 842 resulted in the recognition of an operating ROU asset and operating lease liability of $351,699 and $356,689, respectively as of January 1, 2019.


In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04 Intangibles-Goodwill and Other (“ASC 350”): Simplifying the Accounting for Goodwill Impairment (“ASU 2017-04”). ASU 2017-04 simplifies the subsequent measurement of goodwill by eliminating Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. In computing the implied fair value of goodwill under Step 2, an entity had to perform procedures to determine the fair value at the impairment testing date of its assets and liabilities (including unrecognized assets and liabilities) following the procedure that would be required in determining the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination. Instead, under ASU 2017-04, an entity should perform its annual or interim goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount. An entity should recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value; however, the loss recognized should not exceed the total amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. Additionally, an entity should consider income tax effects from any tax-deductible goodwill on the carrying amount of the reporting unit when measuring the goodwill impairment loss, if applicable. ASU 2017-04 is effective for annual or any interim goodwill impairment tests for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 and an entity should apply the amendments of ASU 2017-04 on a prospective basis. Early adoption is permitted for interim or annual goodwill impairment tests performed on testing dates after January 1, 2017. The Company does not expect the adoption of ASU 2017-04 to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.


Effective January 1, 2018, the Company adopted Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Topic 606, Revenue from Contacts with Customers (“ASC 606”). The Company changed its revenue recognition policy regarding set-up fees. Beginning January 2018, the company accounts for set-up implementation fees as separate performance obligation. Set-up services are performed one time and accordingly the revenue is recognized at the point in time that the service is performed, and the Company is entitled to the payment. In addition, management enhanced disclosure regarding revenue recognition, including disclosures of revenue streams, performance obligations, variable consideration and the related judgments and estimates necessary to apply the new standard.


ASC 606 was applied using the modified retrospective method. The Company recorded a journal entry as of January 1, 2018 to record the effect of the recognition of the deferred set up fees.


In July 2018, FASB issued ASU 2018-07 Improvement to Nonemployee Share-based Payment Accounting. Under the new standard, companies will no longer be required to value non-employee awards differently from employee awards. Meaning that companies will value all equity classified awards at their grant-date under ASC 718 and forgo revaluing the award after this date. Entities are required to value non-employee awards under ASC 718 but can still elect to use a different methodology for establishing the expected term or selecting the amortization method. Under ASC 718-10-30-10A, entities may elect to use the contractual term or the midpoint as the expected term when estimating the fair value of non-employee awards. Additionally, under ASC 718-10-25-2C, the guidance states that entities are required to recognized compensation cost for non-employee awards as if they had been paid in cash. As such, entities may still elect to apply a different amortization method to non-employee awards. All entities that have historically issued or are currently issuing share-based compensation to non-employee will be affected by the update. Public entities must adopt the new standard in the fiscal year beginning on December 15, 2018. All other entities must adopt the new standard in the fiscal year beginning on December 15, 2019. Companies can early adopt the new standard but are required to adopt ASC Topic 606 alongside their adoption of ASU 2018-07. For entities that have recorded historical expense for non-employee awards, the non-employee awards will need to be revalued on the date of adoption and a cumulative adjustment will be recorded to retained earnings. Companies will also need to disclose in their financial statements, the nature of and reason for the change in accounting principle, as well as any quantitative information about the cumulative adjustment’s effect on retained earnings and other equity component.

Concentration of Credit Risk and Other Risks and Uncertainties

Concentration of Credit Risk and Other Risks and Uncertainties


Financial instruments and assets subjecting the Company to concentration of credit risk consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments and trade accounts receivable. The Company’s cash and cash equivalents are maintained at major U.S. financial institutions. Deposits in these institutions may exceed the amount of federal insurance provided on such deposits.


The Company’s customers are primarily concentrated in the United States.


The Company provides credit in the normal course of business. The Company maintains allowances for doubtful accounts on factors surrounding the credit risk of specific customers, historical trends, and other information. Additionally, the Company invoices clients one month in advance of services


For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, one client, a value-added reseller (“VAR”), that accounted for 12% of total sales. The VAR has multiple client accounts in which DSC provides Disaster Recovery Solutions (DR) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions. For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company had one client that accounted for 13% of sales. 


At September 30, 2019, the Company had two customers that accounted for 31% of the Company’s accounts receivable. At December 31, 2018, the Company had one customer that accounted for 11% of total accounts receivable.

Accounts Receivable/Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

Accounts Receivable/Allowance for Doubtful Accounts


The Company sells its services to customers on an open credit basis. Accounts receivable are uncollateralized, non-interest-bearing customer obligations. Accounts receivables are due within 30 days. The allowance for doubtful accounts reflects the estimated accounts receivable that will not be collected due to credit losses and allowances. Provisions for estimated uncollectible accounts receivable are made for individual accounts based upon specific facts and circumstances including criteria such as their age, amount, and customer standing. Provisions are also made for other accounts receivable not specifically reviewed based upon historical experience. Clients are invoiced in advance for services as reflected in deferred revenue on the Company’s balance sheet.

Property and Equipment

Property and Equipment


Property and equipment are recorded at cost and depreciated over their estimated useful lives or the term of the lease using the straight-line method for financial statement purposes. Estimated useful lives in years for depreciation are 5 to 7 years for property and equipment. Additions, betterments and replacements are capitalized, while expenditures for repairs and maintenance are charged to operations when incurred. As units of property are sold or retired, the related cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts, and any resulting gain or loss is recognized in income.

Income Taxes

Income Taxes


Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases and operating loss and tax credit carry forwards. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. The effect on deferred tax assets and liabilities of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date. At September 30, 2019, the Company had a full valuation allowance against its deferred tax assets.


In December 2017, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Act) was enacted into law and the new legislation contains several key tax provisions that affected us, including a reduction of the corporate income tax rate to 21% effective January 1, 2018, among others. We are required to recognize the effect of the tax law changes in the period of enactment, such as determining the transition tax, re-measuring our U.S. deferred tax assets and liabilities as well as reassessing the net realizability of our deferred tax assets and liabilities.


Per FASB ASC 740-10, disclosure is not required of an uncertain tax position unless it is considered probable that a claim will be asserted and there is a more-likely-than-not possibility that the outcome will be unfavorable. Using this guidance, as of September 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018, the Company has no uncertain tax positions that qualify for either recognition or disclosure in the financial statements. The Company’s 2018, 2017 and 2016 Federal and State tax returns remain subject to examination by their respective taxing authorities. Neither of the Company’s Federal or State tax returns are currently under examination.

Goodwill and Other Intangibles

Goodwill and Other Intangibles


In accordance with GAAP, the Company tests goodwill and other intangible assets for impairment on at least an annual basis. Goodwill impairment exists if the net book value of a reporting unit exceeds its estimated fair value. The impairment testing is performed in two steps: (i) the Company determines impairment by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying value, and (ii) if there is an impairment, the Company measures the amount of impairment loss by comparing the implied fair value of goodwill with the carrying amount of that goodwill. To determine the fair value of these intangible assets, the Company uses many assumptions and estimates using a market participant approach that directly impact the results of the testing. In making these assumptions and estimates, the Company uses industry accepted valuation models and set criteria that are reviewed and approved by various levels of management.

Revenue Recognition

Revenue Recognition


Nature of goods and services


The following is a description of the products and services from which the Company generates revenue, as well as the nature, timing of satisfaction of performance obligations, and significant payment terms for each:


  1) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery Revenue


Subscription services such as Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Disaster Recovery, High Availability, Data Vault Services and DRaaS type solutions (cloud) allows clients to centralize and streamline their technical and mission critical digital information and technical environment. Client’s data can be backed up, replicated, archived and restored to meet their back to work objective in a disaster. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) assist clients to achieve reliable and cost-effective computing and high availability solutions while eliminating or supplementing Capex.


  2) Managed Services


These services are performed at the inception of a contract. The Company offers professional assistance to its clients during the installation processes. On-boarding and set-up services ensure that the solution or software is installed properly and function as designed to provide clients with the best solutions. In addition, clients that are managed service clients have a requirement for DSC to offer time and material billing.


The Company also generates revenue from providing support and management of its software to clients. The managed services include help desk, remote access, annual recovery tests and manufacturer support for equipment and on-gong monitoring of client system performance.


  3) Equipment and Software Revenue


The Company sells equipment and software. The company has a business partner agreement with IBM which allows DSC to acquire and or market products or services from IBM.


Disaggregation of Revenue


The following table shows revenue disaggregated by major product line and timing of revenue recognition: 


    For the Three Months Ended September 30,  

For the Nine Months

Ended September 30,

    2019   2018   2019   2018
Major products/services lines                                
Infrastructure & Disaster Recovery/Cloud Service   $ 1,336,348     $ 1,222,043     $ 3,960,466     $ 3,490,434  
Equipment and Software     410,238       976,111       1,285,297       2,743,915  
Managed Services     116,266       143,228       322,133       489,884  
Other     150,810       219,130       478,635       536,346  
 Total Revenue   $ 2,013,662     $ 2,560,512     $ 6,046,531     $ 7,260,579  
Timing of revenue recognition                                
Products transferred at a point in time   $ 410,238     $ 976,111     $ 1,285,297     $ 2,743,915  
Products and services transferred over time     1,603,424       1,584,401       4,761,234       4,516,664  
 Total Revenue   $ 2,013,662     $ 2,560,512     $ 6,046,531     $ 7,260,579  



Contract receivables are recorded at the invoiced amount and are uncollateralized, non-interest-bearing customer obligations. Provisions for estimated uncollectible accounts receivable are made for individual accounts based upon specific facts and circumstances including criteria such as their age, amount, and customer standing.


Sales are generally recorded in the month the service is provided. For customers who are billed on an annual basis, deferred revenue is recorded and amortized over the life of the contract. For equipment and software sales, sales are recorded in the month that the equipment and software is delivered to the client.


Transaction price allocated to the remaining performance obligations


The Company has the following performance obligations: 


  1) Disaster Recovery (“DR”): subscription-based service that instantly encrypts and transfers data to a secure location and further replicates the data to a second DSC data center where it remains encrypted


  2) Data Vaulting: subscription-based cloud backup solution that uses advanced data reduction technology to shorten restore time


  3) High Availability (“HA”): subscription-based service offers cost-effective mirroring replication technology and provides one (1) hour or less recovery time


  4) Infrastructure as a Service (“IaaS”): subscription-based service offers “capacity on-demand” for IBM Power and Intel server systems


  5) Message Logic: subscription-based services offer cost-effective email archiving, data analytics, compliance monitoring and retrieval of email messages which cannot be deleted


  6) Internet: subscription-based service offers continuous internet connection in the event of outages


  7) Support and Maintenance: subscription-based service offers support for servers, firewalls, desktops or software and ad hoc support and help desk


  8) Initial Set-Up Fees: on boarding and set-up services


  9) Equipment sales: sale of computer servers, cyber security appliances and digital storage to the end user


  10) License: granting SSL certificates and other licenses


Disaster Recovery with Stand-By Servers, Data Vaulting, High Availability, IaaS, Message Logic, Internet and Support and Maintenance


Subscription services such as the above allow clients to access a set of data or receive services for a predetermined period of time. As the client obtains access at a point in time but continues to have access for the remainder of the subscription period, the client is considered to simultaneously receive and consume the benefits provided by the entity’s performance as the entity performs. Accordingly, the related performance obligation is considered to be satisfied ratably over the contract term. As the performance obligation is satisfied evenly across the term of the contract, revenue should be recognized on a straight-line basis over the contract term.


Initial Set-Up Fees


The Company accounts for set-up fees as separate performance obligation. Set-up services are performed one time and accordingly the revenue should be recognized at the point in time that the service is performed, and the Company is entitled to the payment.


Equipment& Software Sales


For the Equipment sales performance obligation, the control of the product transfers at a point in time (i.e., when the goods have been shipped or delivered to the customers location, depending on shipping terms). Noting that the satisfaction of the performance obligation, in this sense, does not occur over time as defined within ASC 606-10-25-27 through 29, the performance obligation is considered to be satisfied at a point in time (ASC 606-10-25-30) when the obligation to the customer has been fulfilled (i.e., when the goods have left the shipping facility or delivered to the customer, depending on shipping terms).


License – granting SSL certificates and other licenses


In the case of Licensing performance obligation, the control of the product transfers either at point in time or over time depending on the nature of the license. The revenue standard identifies two types of licenses of IP: a right to access IP and a right to use IP. To assist in determining whether a license provides a right to use or a right to access IP, ASC 606 defines two categories of IP: Functional and Symbolic. The Company’s license arrangements typically do not require the Company to make its proprietary content available to the customer either through a download or through a direct connection. Throughout the life of the contract the Company does not continue to provide updates or upgrades to the license granted. Based on the guidance, the Company considers its license offerings to be akin to functional IP and will recognize revenue at the point in time the license is granted and/or renewed for a new period.


Payment Terms


The terms of our contracts are typically ranging from 12 months to 36 months with auto-renewal options. The Company invoices customers one month in advance for the services plus additional services provided. Equipment and software are invoiced based upon the customer’s receipt with net 30-day terms.




The Company offers guaranteed service levels and performance and service guarantees on some of its contracts. These warranties are not sold separately and according to ASC 606-10-50-12(a) are accounted as “assurance warranties”.


Significant Judgement


In such instances that contract have multiple performance obligations, the Company uses its business judgment to establish stand -alone pricing for each performance obligation separately. The price for each performance obligation is determined by reviewing market data for similar services as well as the Company’s historical pricing of each individual service. The sum of each performance obligation was calculated to determine the aggregate price for the individual services. Next the proportion of each individual service to the aggregate price was determined. That ratio was applied to the total contract price in order to allocate the transaction price to each performance obligation.

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets


In accordance with FASB ASC 360-10-35, we review our long-lived assets for impairment whenever events and circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset might not be recoverable. An impairment loss, measured as the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the fair value, is recognized if the carrying amount exceeds estimated undiscounted future cash flows.

Advertising Costs

Advertising Costs


The Company expenses the costs associated with advertising as they are incurred. The Company incurred $188,249 and $106,109 for advertising costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share

Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share


In accordance with FASB ASC 260-10-5 Earnings Per Share, basic income (loss) per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) adjusted for income or loss that would result from the assumed conversion of potential common shares from contracts that may be settled in stock or cash by the weighted average number of shares of common stock, common stock equivalents and potentially dilutive securities outstanding during each period.


The following table sets forth the information needed to compute basic and diluted earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018:



For the Three Months Ended

September 30,


For the Nine Months Ended

September 30,

    2019   2018   2019   2018
Net Income (Loss) Available to Common Shareholders   $ (152,673 )     200,843     $ (103,659 )   $ 159,807  
Weighted average number of common shares - basic     128,139,418       128,139,418       128,139,418       128,139,418  
Dilutive securities                                
Options     —         3,667,227       —         3,667,227  
Warrants     —         133,334       —         133,334  
Weighted average number of common shares - diluted     128,139,418       131,939,979       128,139,418       131,939,979  
Earnings (Loss) per share, basic   $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.00  
Earnings (Loss) per share, diluted   $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.00     $ 0.00  


The following table sets forth the number of potential shares of common stock that have been excluded from diluted net income (loss) per share net income (loss) per share because their effect was anti-dilutive:



    2019   2018   2019   2018
  Options       6,015,518       2,348,291       6,015,518       2,348,291  
  Warrants       133,334       —         133,334       —    
          6,148,852       2,348,291       6,148,852       2,348,291