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I have been an IT professional for over 20 years and since 1992 have worked in Oracle development and database administration. I have been employed as a consultant by large corporations such as Legal and General, British Nuclear Fuels, and British Airways, where I helped design one of the world's first online reservation and ticketing systems. Since the year 2000 I have specialised in Oracle database performance tuning and have a number of the world's leading online gaming and bookmaking companies amongst my clients. I was involved in the design of some of the world's first Oracle databases running online Sportsbook and Gaming platforms and still support these today.

In 2004 I set up Pan Systems Ltd - a small Oracle consultancy. Pan Systems offer a complete range of Oracle remote DBA services and as an Oracle Partner can also organise your Oracle licensing. 

My philosphy is - "Keep it simple - it will make life easier for you now, and it will certainly help those who follow in your footsteps". Building an efficient database is 90% design - get it right in the first place and then be strict about future development. The problems start when you begin to let standards slip and you allow quick fixes and short-term solutions to start to take over...