Why us


Our point of difference


We provide trusted, reliable support
More than 85% of VA’s clients from 20 years ago are still our clients today. We maintain our expertise and our team will be there when you need something, night or day.

We are specialists at what we do
We provide the products and services for you to move from information to insight. We maximise your return on investment from the IBM i2 suite, providing the customisation, training, connectivity and support your team needs to be faster and better.

We help you move beyond Excel spreadsheets
We have significant experience in building data analytics capabilities for customers, moving beyond Excel spreadsheets, with solutions tailored to their investment levels. Our expertise makes it simple and manageable, with quality, proven results.

We have the experience our clients need
As stated by an IBM Executive Manager: ‘VA knows more about i2 than even IBM and has built high-quality, customised and innovative solutions for two decades. That’s why they’re our go-to i2 partner in the Asia-Pacific region.’

Our experts


Each member of VA is hand-picked to join our team for one reason: they have the skills or experience to help our clients. Our consultants and leadership team comprises former intelligence, law enforcement and military officers, each highly capable and effective experts in their field. When put together with our team of technical specialists – including developers, software engineers, database experts and system administrators – we bring a fusion of experience and capability that has no equal.

VA is different to other solution providers because our team has experienced the same problems our clients face. We bring an absolute commitment to solving those problems in the most effective, cost-efficient way.

At VA, we don’t try to be all things to all clients. We are specialists in the deployment of the IBM i2 suite, and providing technical, analytical, investigative and intelligence skills. For some specific requirements, we rely on the expertise of our network of trusted partners.

Our partnerships


IBM

As one of the largest technology companies in the world, IBM spans a myriad of products and services. Since acquiring the i2 product set in 2011, IBM has formed close relationships with i2 business partners around the world, including VA. The partnership between IBM and VA has enabled an enhanced level of sophistication in the use and deployment of the i2 suite, with VA engaging clients on IBM’s behalf all around the world.

Point Duty

Since 2004, Australian company Point Duty has developed and commercialised a range of software products focusing on open source intelligence (OSINT) to help detect criminal activity. Point Duty’s cyber-crime system comprises multiple products used internationally to help fight crime and addressing the increased risk of terrorist- related attacks and high tech crime in most western countries. Point Duty is a long-standing VA partner, assisting the technical development and deployment of complex solutions.

Polonious

As the provider of the number 1 case management system used by investigative teams worldwide, Polonious has been a close partner of VA to provide enhanced capability on deployments into law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and throughout the corporate world. With a range of jointly-developed solutions, the VA-Polonious relationship allows clients to harness the analytical power of the i2 suite with the sophisticated case management capability of Polonious.

Qubida

The providers of a cutting-edge, highly customisable business intelligence analytics platform, Qubida enhances the data discovery and insights component of VA’s client requirements. With self-service dashboards and the power of SQL querying directly onto Hadoop, the Qubida-VA partnership exponentially increases the data management and insight capabilities our clients receive.

Anacapa Sciences

As the exclusive provider of the Anacapa investigative and analytical method training within Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, VA is able to give our clients a structured, repeatable and accountable way to conduct intelligence, investigative and analytical processes. This allows the rapid and effective training of new officers, and the upskilling of existing investigative or analytical teams to achieve greater results, faster.

Semantic Sciences

Emerging out of the CSIRO, Semantic Sciences provides a sophisticated and proven text analytics capability, allowing for the automated extraction of entities, relationships and other value from structured and unstructured data sources. When paired with the solutions provided by VA, this allows our clients to rapidly ingest and automatically extract information from large volumes of information, enhancing the speed and capacity of the analytical process.

Blue Light

A strategic IBM i2 business partner with a similar range of experience and capability as VA, Blue Light represents a geographic extension of what our team can accomplish. With a team of former intelligence, military and law enforcement experts, the Blue Light team has a history of teaming with VA to deliver complex, multi-faceted projects all around the world.