Zapproved Placing Holds on Onna Slack Archives

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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.

Written by Greg Buckles

Independent consultant focused on eDiscovery and IG solutions.

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