Corporate Profile BAL Consulting® P/L™

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BAL Consulting Pty Ltd

Company ACN: 062 643 958 

Unit 1908 / 168-170 Kent Street, Millers Point NSW 2000, Australia

Telephone: +61 414 250 437

Email: info@bal.com.au

Telecom Australia (Telstra) Supplier Number: 34807/99
Australia Post Vendor No.: 190502

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Registered also under NSW Finance & Services ProcurePoint SCM0005 Scheme for Strategy, Planning Risk, Major Project Procurement: Delivery and Project Management.

 


Domains: bal.com.aubal.nubalconsulting.comatpost.com and 1con.com

Our Firm 

At BAL, we strive to lead in the invention, research and development of the industry's most advanced information and communications technologies, specialising in infrastructure, cyber security, big data analytics, cloud and online. We are 100% self-funded and debt free; all our consulting profits are invested in our R&D. We translate these advanced technologies into value for our customers through our professional services and consulting. Our differentiator as a consultancy is our unique ability to bridge business with technology. See our consulting Case Study.

BAL's head office is in Sydney, Australia with associates in the major Australian State Capitals, the USA, UK, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, India, Israel, Hong Kong and Singapore since 1978.


Mission

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is? - Frank Scully

BAL Consulting's mission is to provide timely, cost-effective, and practical business solutions of high quality and added value that meet our clients' business requirements.

We have established an impeccable reputation in Technology Consulting for both medium to large companies and Government agencies in the areas of Information Technology and Telecommunications. We bridge business with technology and excel in analysing business and investment opportunities.
 

Philosophy

We are a group of principal consultants each with specialised skills. Each of our consultants has managed his or her own consulting business successfully.

Our philosophy is to offer our services only in areas in which the consulting group has outstanding intellectual assets, practical and proven experience in providing business solutions.

Our philosophy is against having a generalist outlook and trying to be all things to all men.

We specialise in the provision of professional services for data centre infrastructure, telecommunications research and consulting, e-business, e-commerce and e-services, messaging & collaboration, data warehousing, middleware, application, database and network design, implementation and support as IT&T enablers to implement strategic planning and business process re-engineering.

We are a service only company, and guarantee our clients against having any interest in product vendors; BAL Consulting does not accept vendor assignments and does not have any financial interest in any vendor.

All our consultants have a degree and/or are certified professionals with a minimum of ten years of experience; we do not contract 'trainees' at our Clients expense.

 

Services

True is it that we have seen better days. - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It", Act 1 scene 7

We offer services for:

Cyber Security

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else. - Will Rogers

·        Significant security experience with Government agencies including APRA, Australian Federal Police, Attorney General and a number of NSW state government departments.

·        Telstra Security Program Manager of Cyber Security Transformation. Veteran Program Manager of Telstra and Westpac Transition and Transformation T&T since 2007.

·        Delivered Telstra’s Internet content Blocking security project by 30 June 2011 deadline as the CEO’s commitment to the Minister to protect 10m customers from abuse.

·        Security hardening of Westpac Online Internet Banking data centre infrastructure and End User Computing. Rebuilt bank’s Internet facing security zone 0. Focus on Infrastructure Security Architecture.

·        Westpac Day 121 security integration with St George, BT and Asgard Wealth Management for network address space remediation, DNS and DHCP.

·        Telstra Security Program Delivery to Westpac including integration Telstra Identity and Access Management with Westpac’s CORPAU identity store, ACS LDAP-S services for authentication, and User Access Revalidation (UAR) via Westpac’s SailPoint.

·        Delivered ArcSight Security Information Even Management (SIEM) supporting Cyber Security Operations for 8,000 Telstra managed Westpac devices.

·        Implemented McAfee end Point Protection (ePO), McAfee Vulnerability Manager (MVM) as well as Tripwire Enterprise configuration management across Telstra managed Westpac fleet.

·        Project managed network security policies, planning and audits for Telstra and banks.

·        Security hardening using Citrix for Vodafone Big Data.

·        Developed enterprise Internet Security Presence Protection analysis and audit methodology and tools - this I believe is a unique offering rich in Intellectual Property.

·        Managed Telstra T-Cloud Big Data Infrastructure Development – one of the largest online projects in the Southern Hemisphere and part of the $1b Telstra cloud program. Deployed into three Telstra data centres as well as integrated authentication and web services with half-a-dozen Telstra data centres. Managed all security aspects,

·        Multiple Telstra repeat business 15-16 assignments over 23 years. Similarly, a dozen assignments for Westpac since 2007.

 

Data Centre Infrastructure Advisory

Prequalified for both SCM005 and SCM020 and registered under NSW Finance & Services Performance and Management Services Scheme Categories:
1) Infrastructure and Major Projects; 2) General Technical Expertise
Registered under NSW Data Centre Reform Market Place ICT Services DCR103
Registered for NSW Data Centre Migration Services under NSW Data Centre Reform DCR102

Our aim is to continue and excel as a Senior Data Centre Infrastructure Consulting building on many years’ experience in all aspects of online/cloud/infrastructure  project delivery for Westpac, ANZ Bank, Futures Brokers, AMP, KPMG, PwC Energy Australia, Telstra & other key clients:

·       Westpac Banking Corporation zone 0 Internet facing data centre infrastructure

·       Managed Telstra T-Cloud Data Centre Infrastructure Development – one of the largest online projects in the Southern Hemisphere and part of the $1b Telstra cloud program.

·       Telstra Big Pond and Telstra Multimedia Senior PM Assignments. Contractor of Telstra a dozen times over 20 years for a total of five years. Telstra and WebCentral Development Partner.
 

Technical management of large scale multi-data centre build of storage systems, networks, servers, racking and cabling including major data centre moves including decommissioning. Data centre capacity planning including heat dissipation, power and rack space.

Experienced in project managing networks, firewalls, load balancers, servers (Wintel, AIX and RHEL Linux), Oracle, SQL, SharePoint, backup and data replication between data centres. Implemented Telstra’s first EMC Isilon scale-out NAS Big Data solution that natively integrates with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) layer. Deployed infrastructure into three Telstra data centres as well as integrated authentication and web services with half-a-dozen Telstra data centres.

We have advised on mission critical high availability and security infrastructure for stock broking clearance and futures trading, innovative credit card products, Operational Data Store for single customer view and customer value ranking across a portfolio of financial services for Westpac, upgrade of Internet Banking and Online infrastructure for Westpac, mortgage lending for AMP, front and middle offices for energy trading for Energy.

Our focus is on Data Centre Architecture and Security for hardening of data centre security for Internet access. Delivered Telstra’s Internet content Blocking by 30 June 2011 deadline as the CEO’s commitment to the Minister to protect 10m Internet access customers.

We have hardened the data centre security of Westpac Banking Corporation’s Internet facing data centre security zone 0, implemented High Availability and increased Westpac’s Internet capacity ten-fold through a series of projects from 2007 to 2009.

 

Telecommunications and Information Technology Planning and Selection

The scars of others should teach us caution. - Saint Jerome, Letter

We provide Feasibility Studies and Product Marketing Support in IT&T, in particular of Internet/Electronic Commerce/e-services. As an example, we provided the original architecture and project management for parts of Telstra Big Pond for Business: Intranet web hosting, messaging and directory services. Our services include:

Pro Bono Work

BAL takes pride in its Pro Bono work for non-profit organisations such as IEEE and ACM. Also, we have helped many talented post graduate students.

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity - Albert Camus
 
 

Wireless, Internet, and e-Business Consulting 


Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk. - Joaquin Setanti

 Systems Integration & Project Management 

·        System Requirement Specification

·        Interface Control Documents

·        Project, Configuration Management, Quality and Test Plans

·        Risk Assessment, Issues Management, Project Reviews and IT&T Management

·        Enterprise architecture frameworks including FEAF, Zachman and Togaf

·        Architectures: Business, Enterprise, Solution & Technical

·        Architectural Blueprints and Roadmaps for Enterprise

·        Vendor Management

·        Project Rescue

·        CMM: Capability Maturity Model assessment in partnership with 
Software Engineering Consultants Inc. SECI

·        ITIL: IT Infrastructure Library

·        SPICE: Software Process  Improvement and Capability dEtermination

·        Quality Audit of ISO 9000-Series

·        Security Audit of ISO 27000-Series

·        PMBOK® and Prince2® 


 

Clients 

You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door. - Henry Ward Beecher

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 Helicopter View of Key Programs

 

Overall

Matrix

Life-Cycle

Westpac

$12m

25

PgM

Full

Westpac Online Services

ANZ Bank

$2m

20

PD

Late

www.anzbalancevisa.com

AMP

$40m

25

PgM

Late

Mortgage Lending

PwC

$5m+

20

PD

Implement

Stockbroking/ Apps

KPMG

$300m

15

PgM

Early

Investment Advisor ICE

Energy Australia

$10m

12

PgM

Mid-to-Late

Energy Trading Business Analysis & Architecture

Westfield

$1m multiple

10

Senior PM Methodology

Various - Review

Gift Card & Digital Marketing .NET & J2EE Development

Telstra 1

$25m+

30

PgM

Full

DW/BI

Telstra 2-3

$15m+

10

PgM

Full

New Product Development

TAFE NSW

$5m+ pa

20

Program Manager

Full

Stake Holder Management

ShieldTel

Up to $80m

15

Project

Director

Full

CTO

Unisys R&D

$2-5m multiple

 

15

R&D Manager

Mid-to-Late

 

Product Development Apps

Defence

$100m+

30

Test & QA Manager

Full

 

Product Development Apps

NSW Gov

$100m

20-to-30

Mgmnt Cons

Mid-Late

Oracle Financials & CRM

               

 

 Sample of Vendor Selection and Management Experience
 

Customer

Prime Contract

Vendors

Westpac

IBM & Telstra

IBM, Telstra, Optus, BT
Cisco and Unify

Telstra

IBM GSA

Sun, Oracle, SAS Institute, Coopers & Lybrand, HP, Netscape and Cisco

ShieldTel
 

APCN2

NEC, Siemens, Layer2, Cisco, Lucent and 45 regional and global tier-1 carriers

KPMG

ICE ITC Practice

Telstra, Optus, Layer 2, Leighton

Energy Australia

CSC

Katestone Scientific, OSIX, IBM and Oracle

AMP Bank

EDS

Logica, Ericsson, HP, Compaq and DEC

NSW Government

8 Departments
3 Corporations

Accenture, Bentley, Figtree, Fujitsu, HP, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Mincom, SAP & Siebel


Business
Advisory

No problem is so formidable that you can't walk away from it. - Charles M. Schulz

·        Business Case Development

·        Business Process Analysis

·        Business Recovery and Alignment

·        Coaching: Board, Corporate and Executive

·        Strategic Technology Forecasting

·        Identification of Market Trends

·        Identification of New Revenue Opportunities

·        ROI, NPV, IRR, EVA and Knowledge Capital Analysis

·        Intellectual Property Management

·        R & D Commercialisation

·        New Business Development

·        Vendor and Outsourcing Performance Analysis

·        Business and Technology Risk Analysis, Mitigation and Planning

·        Strategic Reviews

·        Restructuring

·        Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation Support

·        Mentoring

 

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