Google Apps plays e-discovery game, launches Vault

Summary:Vault is a Google Apps add-on that preserves email, chats and other correspondence required for litigation, regulation and compliance laws.

Google launched an e-discovery tool dubbed Vault for its Google Apps business customers.

With the move, Google gets into the e-discovery market. E-discovery, short for electronic discovery, refers to the chore required to search and find data in case you are sued.

Google Apps Vault is an add-on that preserves data---email, chats and other correspondence---that needs to be stored for litigation, regulation and compliance laws.

According to Google, Vault is instant-on and can get you Gmail information with a few clicks. Vault also allows Google Apps customers to archive, retain and preserve email and chats.

Vault will run Google Apps customers $5 per user per month.

Topics: Cloud, Apps, Google

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