GH&A Post-Hurricane Ike Updates
November 2010

GH&A reviewed its disaster recovery plan and took further steps to minimize the business impact of a disaster based on the knowledge gained from surviving Hurricane Ike which struck Galveston Island in September 2008.  Network servers were relocated to a remote, secure site which has redundant power and state of the art safety and security measures.  All employees were issued laptop computers which will ensure quick connectivity.  Web and interoffice connections were upgraded to enterprise class for faster connection speed and enhanced dependability.  Software changes include a web-based time and accounting system, an updated document management software, upgraded Microsoft office pro suite, and a new email archiving software searchable from Outlook web access.  More recent upgrades include a new cost recovery software and state of the art black and white and color Ricoh multi-function devices for printing, copying and scanning.