The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2012-10-15T04:34:34Z NBN Co signs up Qubit Consulting for identity and access management services 2012-10-15T04:34:34Z nbn-co-signs-up-qubit-consulting-for-identity-and-access-management-services Sydney, Australia, 15th October 2012: Australian systems integration firm Qubit Consulting has signed a professional services agreement with NBN Co,the company building and operating the National Broadband Network, to provide identity and access management services.Qubit Consulting will provide the identity and access management (IDAM) services for employees and contractors across all of NBN Co’s internal shared services, which manage NBN Co’s optical fibre, fixed wireless and satellite operations. The eventual value of the contract will depend on the total work delivered, and is expected to exceed $2 million.Qubit Consulting has worked with NBN Co in the past as a sub-contractor. This is the first direct engagement between the two companies. Quote from Qubit Consulting“This is a landmark deal for Qubit Consulting,” said director John Jones. “We’ve been building a solid reputation for delivering IDAM services in the region, and this new contract will see us working alongside Accenture to support NBN Co’s continued expansion and rollout.”Quote from NBN CoPeter Watson, NBN Co’s Officer Information Security, said: “Our employees and contractors need quick access to secure company services. The appointment of Qubit Consulting will help us ensure we are able to protect our data while providing  appropriate access to services and products.”Background on Qubit ConsultingQubit Consulting has been in business for nearly seven years. Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, its directors John Jones and Andrew Hayes, and many of its consultants, hail from Sun Microsystems.Qubit Consulting specialises in Identity and Access Management, Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Java-based solutions, and big data consulting.Qubit Consulting has grown its operations on the back of engagements with Australian companies in the IT, financial services, commercial and telecommunications sectors.ENDSFor more information, visit  www.qubitconsulting.com.Media contacts:Alan Smith for Qubit Consulting, 0404 432 700John Jones, Director, Qubit Consulting, 0404 815 874Issued on behalf of Qubit Consulting Pty Limited, PO Box 1157, Newport Beach, NSW 2106, Australia. Unravelling the benefits tangled up in the ‘big data’ ball of string 2012-04-13T02:53:51Z unravelling-the-benefits-tangled-up-in-the-big-data-ball-of-string Sydney, Australia, 13th April 2012: Australia-based systems integrator Qubit Consulting has added a new focus to its systems integration (SI) portfolio: big data.Qubit Consulting has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with distributor Nextgen Distribution to use the InfiniteGraph distributed graph database software produced by Objectivity Corp.InfiniteGraph is one of the first data management alternatives to traditional relational databases and centralised server architectures. It overcomes the fundamental limitation of traditional relational databases and business intelligence (BI) systems in today’s age of increasingly large amounts of data interconnected by complex relationships: they cannot scale. This will especially be the case in applications such as medical records, analysing Internet traffic, large-scale e-commerce, military and security analysis, and scientific research.John Jones, Director of Qubit Consulting, said: “The sheer quantity of data being produced today presents insurmountable challenges for traditional relational databases. Different tools are required. “And while some data warehousing vendors have been dealing with large volumes of data for a while, a different set of approaches have emerged to tackle these problems head-on, MapReduce being the most common. “However, where a clear understanding of the relationships between data elements is required, graph databases offer an excellent complementary solution. As data sets grow in size, organisations wishing to analyse these data will turn to hybrid combinations of Relational, MapReduce and Graph approaches. For example, MapReduce may be used to create a data set from a large number of logs and the resulting set used to populate a graph database for further relationship analysis. In the big-data space, you can no longer simply rely on an RDBMS solution.“Qubit Consulting helps organisations unravel this ‘big data’ tangled ball of string to tease out the often hidden stories.” John Walters, Managing Director of Nextgen Distribution, said: “We’re a new company aiming to provide something special to Australian systems integrators and value-added resellers (VARs) even as the local SI sector continues to consolidate in number. As they themselves will confirm, competition is fierce from around the world, so they need to stand out.“That’s what Qubit Consulting has done with this MoU with Nextgen. And it demonstrates how our own approach to providing value works: acting as a local distributor for world-class SI applications such as InfiniteGraph.”Qubit Consulting has been in business for six years. Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, its directors John Jones and Andrew Hayes, and many of its consultants, hail from Sun Microsystems.Qubit Consulting specialises in Identity and Access Management, Service Oriented Architecture, and Enterprise Java-based solutions that turn high risk opportunities into projects delivered on time and on budget. Over the past six years, Qubit Consulting has grown its operations on the back of engagements with Australian companies in the IT, financial services, commercial and telecommunications sectors.ENDSFor more information, visitwww.qubitconsulting.com.For more information on InfinteGraph, go to http://www.infinitegraph.com/.For more information on Nextgen Distribution, go to http://nextgendistribution.com.au/about-nextgen/.Media contacts:Alan Smith for Qubit Consulting, 0404 432 700John Jones, Director, Qubit Consulting, 0404 815 874Issued on behalf of Qubit Consulting Pty Limited, PO Box 1157, Newport Beach, NSW 2106, Australia. Identity and access management only as strong as the weakest link. But where is the weakest link? 2011-12-05T05:53:41Z identity-and-access-management-only-as-strong-as-the-weakest-link-but-where-is-the-weakest-link Sydney, 22nd November 2011: Australian IT company Qubit Consulting is shining the light on identity and access management system development at a joint seminar with Oracle in early December, in Sydney.At the centre of identity and access management (IAM) implementations is a dilemma: companies want to protect themselves and their customers’ data, but they also want the maximum number of customers to have the widest possible access to services and products.At the same time, being able to specify IAM systems and implementations, and then extend their lifespans without compromising security, is essential to commercial success.The answer is to adopt an approach that makes change easy, maintains visibility and control, and can evolve quickly as security features and commercial functionality change.The joint Qubit Consulting-Oracle seminar will talk about how to resolve this dilemma, focusing on Oracle’s new and emerging identity management stack, and Qubit Consulting’s pragmatic approach to protecting organisations’ IAM development investments.The seminar is being held at Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park Hotel on Friday 9th December, starting at 8:30am. Register at Qubit’s web site,www.qubitconsulting.com.Qubit Consulting has been in business for six years. Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, its directors John Jones and Andrew Hayes, and many of its consultants, hail from Sun Microsystems.Qubit Consulting specializes in Identity and Access Management, Service Oriented Architecture, and Enterprise Java-based solutions.Over the past six years, Qubit Consulting has grown its operations on the back of engagements with Australian companies in the IT, financial services, commercial and telecommunications sectors.ENDSFor more information, visitwww.qubitconsulting.com.Issued on behalf of Qubit Consulting Pty Limited, PO Box 1157, Newport Beach, NSW 2106, Australia.