Planet Mainframe Press Release

UK, 28th September 2023 — Vertali, the fast-growing global provider of mainframe services, software and skills has announced further expansion into Asia-Pacific through a joint venture with The Business Agility Group (Australia) Pty Ltd – to be renamed Vertali APAC Pty Ltd.

“We serve a range of clients in the enterprise IT systems space, providing consulting and staff augmentation services, so it made sense to team up with Vertali and offer even more,” says Dallas Newton, the Regional Manager for, Vertali APAC Pty Ltd. “In terms of growth and market demand, Asia-Pacific remains a dynamic region, with emerging economies on track to enjoy solid growth. There were some synergies in what we were taking to market here, so this venture positions us for the already rising client demand locally and across the region.”

The Vertali APAC business will cover the region identified as ASEANZKJ, namely Australia, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan.

“We look forward to connecting with even more teams in Asia-Pacific, helping clients to properly secure their systems, address pressing day-to-day requirements and drive even more value from their investments in people and technology,” says Mark Wilson, Technical Director, Vertali.

Established in 2015 and based in Melbourne, Victoria, The Business Agility Group (Australia) Pty Ltd has a strong track record in a broad range of IT consulting, skills, and resourcing, with notable experience in fintech, banking, finance and logistics and areas including Solutions Architecture, Project Management, Business Analysis and Software, Systems and Support. Now as Vertali APAC, its clients and prospects will have access to the full range of Vertali global services including:

  • Consulting – Mainframe Infrastructure, Project Delivery, Software Migration and Skills
  • Security – Cyber Resiliency, Mainframe Security Assessment, Mainframe Penetration Testing, Application Pen Testing, Product Pen Testing, Audit Remediation, Security as a Service
  • Support – Out of Hours Support, Extended Incident Support, Product Support
  • Software – zTrust for Networks, Network Discovery, Network Micro-segmentation, Bespoke Development, and other partner products

In addition to Dallas Newton and Mark Wilson, Vertali APAC’s leadership team will include Steve Talbot-Walsh, System z Cybersecurity and Cryptography expert and Richard Hayes-Rosario, an acknowledged regional IT sales executive and leader.

Dallas Newton adds, “With the ongoing skills shortage, we already have a strong background in “on-demand” Staff Augmentation and specialist resources. With the introduction of the expanding global capabilities of Vertali, Vertali APAC means organizations in the region can now access far more easily the personnel, skills, and capability they need, to focus on areas such as optimization, cyber resiliency, BAU and project delivery, extending to managed services and, crucially, in mentoring and succession planning for the next generation.”

For more information, email or:
Dallas Newton, Vertali APAC –
Mark Wilson, Vertali –

About Vertali

Headquartered in the UK, Vertali provides mainframe services, skills, resources, and software to organizations globally. Working for clients in sectors such as financial services, retail, utilities and government, its consulting approach blends unparalleled expertise with many years’ hands-on experience. It offers a pool of skills that are not available anywhere else, including mainframe consultants, security experts, and other senior practitioners. Vertali’s stated mission is to help clients to reduce risk, work smarter, and deliver on their mainframe strategy.