Google Apps Vault brings e-discovery features to Google Apps for Business, offering litigation holds of IM and email, retention policies, and data archiving, reports Evan Koblentz.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based search giant's head of e-discovery, Jack Halprin, claims the Vault offers a more efficient archive: "Our approach is fundamentally different. We are the only archive provider that sits natively on top of and as part of the application itself."
While the Vault now holds "dates, labels, recipients, senders, and terms of Gmail and recorded instant messages," future versions could work with websites, unrecorded instant messages, and Google Docs.
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