Trevor is an Oracle Certified Professional (10G and 11G) and he is the Principal Database Consultant at RDB Consulting. While he is often called in to help our other consultants on various projects, his main priority is delivering an outstanding service to one of our biggest clients – Vodacom. Trevor’s involvement is key in some of Vodacom’s products such as Vodafone Live, Mobile Banking and Vodacom’s Content Management System. He also provides SME input to new developments and planned projects at Vodacom.
Trevor joined RDB in 2008 and he has been an Oracle DBA for 17 years. Trevor started his career as an Oracle DBA in 1995 working at Denel Informatics (now SITA). In 1997, Trevor left SITA and was contracted to various clients, including Telkom, through Q-Data (now BCS). In 1999, Trevor began working for Telkom where he supported Oracle databases on the main Billing and Detailed Billing System.
As one of our senior staff members, he is also tasked with mentoring Junior DBA consultants as well as the in-house IT support staff of our clients. Usually Trevor will train our clients’ employees on-site to help with skills transfer and to ensure that our clients also benefit from the specialised training RDB provides.
As the Principal Database Consultant, one of Trevor’s main responsibilities is to liaise and engage with clients to ensure we continue to deliver an excellent service. This involves maintaining a 100% uptime of our clients’ Oracle databases, ensuring that the systems perform according to their Service Level Agreements and that back-up policies are in-line with the clients’ strategies.
Trevor finds the IT industry both tough and rewarding. While he jokingly says that DBA stands for “Do-Business-After hours”, he finds providing services that generate income for clients extremely rewarding.
When he’s not fixing and maintaining Databases or training junior staff, you can find Trevor reading, going to the movies, listening to hard rock music, socialising and spending time with his children.