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Infotech: RDB Consulting Wins Tender for Airports Company SA

 





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RDB Consulting, an ICT outsource and consulting company, has won a
maintenance contract to support and monitor Airports Company South Africa's
Oracle and SQL databases. As these business critical databases underpin
Airports Company South Africa's operations, specialist support was a vital
criterion.

Airports Company South Africa manages South Africa's 10 principal airports,
which together handle more than 270 000 aircraft landings and 33 million
passengers annually. Its non-aviation commercial services division, which
consists of its retail, property, advertising and international activities,
accounts for nearly half of its profits.

The contract, which commenced on the 1st of December 2009, sees RDB
Consulting providing ongoing support and monitoring for over 100 Airports
Company South Africa databases nationwide. This includes one of the most
critical systems, the airport operational database which consists of the
passenger and aircraft control system, as well as the aeronautical revenue
of Airports Company South Africa. Other databases monitored and supported by
RDB Consulting include those responsible for Airports Company South Africa's
commercial services revenue.

Says Zack Adam, Manager of IT Operations, Airports Company South Africa:
"Database monitoring and support have always been critical to Airports
Company South Africa, but we have opted to enhance our resources by bringing
RDB Consulting's expertise onboard. RDB Consulting will supplement our
internal resources and ensure that best practices are sustained. This is
vital considering the rapid growth in passenger traffic. And it will be
particularly crucial during the 2010 World Cup, when our operations will
deal with additional passengers and flights, and system downtime cannot be
tolerated."

Airports Company South Africa invited a number of suppliers to tender for
the contract. RDB Consulting's high level of specialisation in database
services made the choice easy. Says Adam, "RDB Consulting is a preferred
supplier and service provider, and we aim to create a working relationship
with the company."

Says Jaroslav Cerny, CEO of RDB Consulting, "Due to the complex nature of
Airports Company South Africa's business, efficiency, reliability and
uninterrupted operation is essential. In this environment proactive database
monitoring is vital, enabling the resolution of potential issues before they
impact the smooth running of operations. By outsourcing their database
service requirements to a database specialist, Airports Company South Africa
can ensure that this highly critical part of their infrastructure is taken
care of by experts."


 
 
 
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