Houston-based technology providers as well as law firms bothlarge and small with offices in the region appear to have beenlargely able to keep operations going as flood waters crippled muchof the city.

Despite Hurricane Harvey, law offices and legal sectorbusinesses used remote operations and advanced technology, thoughmany of their employees could not temporarilyreach downtown offices.

Prepared ahead of time

It was essential, they said, that the businesses and firmsprepared ahead of time. For example, Tracee Whitley, Norton RoseFulbright's U.S. chief of operations, says that "days ahead of thestorm, we asked our Houston-based … personnel to take home theirassigned laptops and confirm remote connectivity to avoidlast-minute support issues."

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