Onna and Zapproved Announce Integration to Transform Legal Hold Management
…joint Onna and Zapproved customers will be able to automatically preserve Slack data at the point of hold issuance — something that has not been possible until now. Slack legal holds initiated from Zapproved’s ZDiscovery Preserve are instantly applied to archived data in Onna, significantly reducing the time and costs associated with preserving Slack data…
…“Onna and Zapproved have combined our complementary best-in-class solutions to solve customers’ complex and multifaceted eDiscovery workflows better than any single purported ‘end-to-end’ solution can,” said Kelly Griswold, Chief Operating Officer at Onna. “After all, eDiscovery is not a single problem to solve, but rather a multi-stage workflow that requires targeted technology to address. Together, Onna and Zapproved provide a leading experience across the entire EDRM, giving customers a comprehensive solution where the integration of technologies is already taken care of and not an additional responsibility that customers have to manage themselves.”
Slack, Teams, Asana, Trello, Google Chat and other collaboration platform adoption has exploded in the pandemic driven remote work renaissance of 2020. Trading Platforms asserts that Teams daily active user count grew by over 93% since April 2020. 93%. Teams and other M365 sources can be preserved in place with some notable gaps. Onna is a cloud archiving player with a wide array of cloud content connectors. So this integration is all about Zapproved expanding it’s automated preservation to Onna’s archiving customers. Makes sense for the providers, but as a former product manager who designed and sold a lot of enterprise archives I am not sure that I believe in the long term value proposition for customers. Archives make perfect sense for nascent cloud services who lack in-place preservation, search and collection functionality. My concern with ongoing ‘journaling’ or universal capture is the unintentional creation of data landfills based on risk avoidance rather than actual business value/usage. After supervising and certifying defensible deletion, migration and decommissioning of decades old archives, I now focus on more sustainable, efficient approaches. Luckily for me, MSFT and Google now provide the infrastructure and APIs to make this possible in many scenarios.