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Find Hidden Expertise

We believe that there is hidden knowledge and talent in every business, that it is just a question of finding it and harnessing it for the greater good. We also feel that most organisations have structures which inhibit collaboration. Read More ...

Your Social Business Platform Advisor

Globocol are social collaboration software specialists. That means we understand the technology but it doesn’t mean we are a technology company. First and foremost, Globocol specialises in helping organisations optimise the return they achieve on their most important asset, their people.

We see technology as an enabler not an end in itself. Globocol’s role is to help you with your technology choice and implementation but more importantly to guide you on the practical issues which ensure you capture the benefits which can accrue. We are IBM Business Partners with a deep knowledge of the IBM Connections social business platform and IBM Verse.

Change is happening at a frightening pace and today’s most talented graduates will not compromise with employers who don’t adapt. 

Collaboration tools combined with enlightened organisational practices and a culture of openness can transform performance at every level. Globocol advise and guide you through that process. It’s not rocket science but there is a definitive roadmap for success.

Management Team

Eddie Prentice

Eddie is a Co-Founder and Director of Globocol. He has 30 years experience in the media and marketing sector in senior management roles. He has considerable experience as a change manager, moving a paper-based publishing company to a 24/7 online service, managing corporate re-organisations and new systems integrations. He is passionate about the role technology can play in building the organisation of the future.

Eddie has spoken at conferences in Europe, Asia and the USA as a subject matter expert on marketing and luxury goods. At weekends you will find Eddie lapping around Richmond Park or cruising through the Surrey hills on his beloved Specialized road bike.

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What they say about Eddie . . .

"We worked with Eddie Prentice on a series of business development events for financial advisers providing advice on internet marketing for small businesses. Eddie's presentations were extremely insightful, well thought out and very well received by our delegates. I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again." Georgina Oxton, LV= Equity Release
“IJL have worked with Eddie Prentice for many years. Eddie has been instrumental in helping us develop and deliver our 50 plus seminar programme ... for our jewellery retail trade audience. Eddie’s seminars are some of our most highly attended and most popular sessions, always receiving positive feedback.” Sarah Kitley, Reed Exhibitions
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John Munro

John is a Co-Founder and Director of Globocol.  He has 25 years experience running IT and eBusiness for international corporations, with a specialist knowledge of the chemical and pharmaceutical sector. He has worked with IBM's Collaborative Services portfolio since 1993 – Notes, Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Smartcloud for Social Business. He has also implemented new ERP systems (Baan, Movex, SAP), and rolled out new CRM and other collaborative systems based on IBM Notes, including user adoption guidance and training.

In his free time John is an enthusiastic musician and can be heard playing his sax in the clubs and bars of West Yorkshire.

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What they say about John . . .

"John is an innovative champion of effective IT solutions for business needs. He has an excellent grasp of business issues, making it easy to communicate real requirements so that he can deliver pragmatic solutions. All delivered with his own unique brand of humour!" Brendan Catlow, Synthomer
"John is a highly capable and creative manager. Totally committed and unfailingly enthusiastic he always delivered great results." Robert Rae, Ordinary Skincare

Our Partners

social-business-smartcloud500.pngGlobocol is an IBM Business Partner. The reason we have chosen to work with IBM is that they have consistently been rated by technology analysts as leaders in the field with their IBM Connections social business platform.

IBM Connections brings "social" in to business processes, helping organisations to engage the right people, accelerate innovation and deliver ROI. It is a security-rich platform which can be integrated with Microsoft and other third party applications. It is deployed on premises, in the cloud or as a hybrid.

Part of the Connections suite is IBM’s Connections Cloud solution which is a cloud-based Software as a Service offering. It has all the same rich functionality and can literally be deployed in a matter of hours. The advantages of this model are low capital cost, speed of execution and flexibility.

Globocol also has a long standing association with e-solutions Ltd who act as our technical partners on projects which require a more bespoke solution.

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Our Services

Many companies wrestle with the organisational and cultural challenges posed by new ways of working. Globocol can engage with you at multiple levels. It depends on your needs. The advice and guidance we offer is based upon our knowledge of what has worked best with others.

We offer Education & Training on your social collaboration software. We also have an Social Business Adoption programme to help you generate user involvement. From a technical point of view we can help you with migration from an on-premise solution to the cloud or with the integration of third party applications in to your IBM software.

We have a methodology but nothing is prescriptive. We will work with you to establish your specific objectives before making any recommendations.

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Our Clients