Business analytics firm IHS has announced the opening of a new electronic data centre in Northwest Houston to serve clients in the oil and gas sector. The IHS Data Transformation Centre will convert hard copies of sensitive records into digital files for storage. The centre provides a hedge against hurricanes and other natural disasters, according to IHS vice president Jim Wortham.
“By getting their data into a electronic or digital format, they don’t have to be as concerned about the possible damage from water or wind. We’ve had several examples in the past of companies that had file rooms flooded or actually had leaks where they actually damaged the information. In some of cases, this is one of a kind information that they don’t have other copies of.”