RDB Consulting engages JIKA Africa in preparation for growth

RDB Consulting has appointed Jika Africa to assist the company to gear for growth. Jika Africa is spearheaded by Ken Jarvis, a well-known Information Technology (IT) change-agent who has successfully assisted in transforming major organisations such as the South African Revenue Services (SARS) into world-class organisations.

According to Jaroslav Cerny, CEO at RDB Consulting: “RDB Consulting has experienced significant growth over the past few years. In order to position ourselves for further growth, we are engaging the expertise of an advisor who can advance us in taking the business to a new level.”

“Jarvis’ broad experience that extends to both that of vendor and end-user makes him a valuable source of guidance, enriching our ability to identify and address the various shifts and changes within the industry.”

Having provided strategic direction to listed companies such as Momentum Life, MultiChoice, SARS, Nedcor Bank and Anglo Platinum, Jarvis is highly regarded in the business and IT worlds. He is respected for his successful execution of several massive project rollouts, consolidation exercises and transformational initiatives.

In Cerny’s opinion: “Despite the economic downturn, RDB Consulting has experienced sustainable growth. Recent wins for the company, such as Mercantile Bank and the CCMA, are testimony to this. We now feel that it is the right time to actively prepare for growth on a larger scale, and Jarvis’ insights will be an instrumental part of this strategy.”

Comments Jarvis: ‘I am very excited by the invite from Cerny to get involved in the growth of this young and dynamic company. Managed services is key to the survival of the many IT operations in South Africa and the unique positioning of RDB and its excellent track record made it an easy decision for me to work with Cerny and his team. The passion and service commitment that Cerny shows to his clients and his staff can only lead to success’.

Jarvis has more than 35 years’ experience in the IT industry and has been advising individuals and businesses for the past 15 years.  His particular focus is to provide a consulting service to the Enterprise market. He was the winner of the 2004 ICT Leadership award and was voted the Public Sector CIO of that year, and serves on the boards of organisations including The Huge Group. RDB Consulting is an outsourced and consulting firm that focuses on professional Database, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Intelligence (BI) and operating system (OS) support with consulting, project management and solutions architecture services built around these areas of ICT. The company has also recently expanded into network and security maintenance.

About RDB Consulting

Established in 1995,RDB Consulting is an outsource and consulting company that specialises in six areas: relational databases, Operating Systems, Business Intelligence/Performance Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Security Managed Services and Network Managed Services. The organisation also offers project management, solutions architecture, on-going maintenance and support and more. Our services are designed to provide businesses access to expert technical resources whether full time, part time, co-managed or via remote administration. This allows companies to focus on their ‘core’ business and leave their ICT issues to the experts.

For further information contact:

Mark Robinson
Service Delivery Manager
RDB Consulting
Tel: 011- 807 7663
Cell: 082 893 0925
E-mail: mark@rdbconsulting.com