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Capturing the Cloud

Helping organizations with Google cloud collection and forensic services


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Overview

As the Google Apps1 cloud-based productivity suite gains a strong foothold in organizations, new discovery and forensic capabilities are needed to respond to the challenges arising from this cloud computing architecture.

The Google Apps architecture stretches far beyond the doors of the enterprise. Gmail, Drive, calendar and more than 200 marketplace applications make Google Apps a dynamic, global environment that allows collaboration and integration with other systems. But as data leaves the enterprise, the challenges around discovery can surge. Moreover, today’s current tools may not cover the extent of Google Apps such as Drive and Blogger and often they cannot capture Google-specific meta-data, such as contributor information, labels and version.

Our solution

Deloitte can assist your organization by identifying and preserving data created and stored in Google Apps. We work with your team to avoid disrupting active user accounts by utilizing a proprietary and scalable cloud collection infrastructure. Combined with our defensible processes, we can help convert collected data into standard industry formats needed for traditional processing and review. Our methodology is comprised of the following phases:

  1. Planning
  2. Cloud discovery and forensics
  3. Defensible disposition
  4. Google Apps Data Processing
  5. Assessment

To find out more about these phases in detail and our experience helping our clients with Google cloud collections, download the full paper.

1Google Apps is Google Inc. product. Please see http://www.google.com/enterprise/solutions.html for additional information.

As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and its affiliate, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP. Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP is not a certified public accounting firm. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

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