Happy Holidays 2022-2023 from GlobalizeMe Digital

Happy Holidays 2022-2023 from GlobalizeMe Digital

Wishing all of our clients, partners, contacts and just about everyone else a happy holiday season. It has been great working and connecting with you in 2022 – a year which has been very interesting and productive with lots of achievements clocked up including (but not limited to) our shiny new ISO27001 accreditation plus LOTS of AWS and dev build achievements during the year.

We look forward to working with you all on a deeper level in 2023. Do contact us at uk@globalizeme.com for any queries around cloud and app-based digital consulting, architecture, build, support and monitoring, whether you’re a startup, FTSE100 company or anything in between – we support you all with equal love, skill and enthusiasm.

As usual, we’ll be at the coalface manning the service desk throughout the holidays. Always email support@globalizeme.com for anything support related where our highly responsive and efficient team will be on standby to triage and resolve any queries and issues effectively.

All best wishes.

GlobalizeMe Digital BS EN ISO/IEC 27001:2017 Certification

GlobalizeMe UK Ltd are a company certified under the BS EN ISO/IEC 27001:2017 standard. The definition of ISO27001 is as follows:

ISO/IEC 27001 is an international standard on how to manage information security. The standard was originally published jointly by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in 2005 and then revised in 2013. It details requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system (ISMS) – the aim of which is to help organizations make the information assets they hold more secure. A European update of the standard was published in 2017. Organizations that meet the standard’s requirements can choose to be certified by an accredited certification body following successful completion of an audit.

Source: Wikipedia.

GlobalizeMe UK were independently audited by the British Assessment Bureau on the 1st and 2nd November 2022 following around 9 months of preparation and internal auditing. Our next independent surveillance audit is in November 2023 at which point we will be assessed for our adherance to and practice of the ISO27001:2017 standard throughout the year.

Click here to view our official certificate. For more information, or to find out how you can utilise our consulting services to get your organisation “ISO ready” from both an infrastructure and an administration point of view, please contact andy.forkgen@globalizeme.com.

UPDATE: Following a thorough two day surveillance audit held on 28th and 29th November 2023, GlobalizeMe’s ISO27001 certification was extended for a further year with zero Improvement Opportunities and zero Non Compliances. In his assessment, our auditor said the following:

Your adoption, implementation, and integration of the ISO 27001 standard into the operating processes of your business has been exemplary. It shows a true commitment to the Information Security Management System and the way you, as an organisation, conduct yourselves.

Our most current certificate is available to view here: GlobalizeMe UK ISO Certificate 2023

COVID-19 Update GlobalizeMe Digital

We hope that you're keeping well and safe during this time and that business is continuing to prosper for you. Following our update at Easter, we've actually had a very busy time. The thirst for cloud and for managed development services is ever-growing and this has put a huge burden on our team. I am proud to say that we have been able to flex tremendously well and, with some pin sharp management of resources and tactical growth of our teams, we are maintaining the excellent delivery standards and customer services that our clients expect.

We've got some very exciting new projects in the offing and are feeling grateful that we can help many more clients to achieve their cloud and digital goals. Projects include:

  • A large Shopify E-Commerce shop for a high-end consumer goods brand.
  • A Bioinformatics (human peptide analysis) workload in AWS for a Biotech startup.
  • Analysis and scoping of a national taxi managemement platform.
  • Analysis and scoping of a large auction management system for a leading national auction house franchise.

Interesting times - and this is on top of countless other existing projects, support contracts, AWS maintenance and general work "keeping the lights on". As usual, we continue to maintain the ethos set down at the start of lockdown with regular team scrum calls, regular company town hall meetings and regular health checks with all of our team members. If anything, we're closer and stronger than we ever were!

If you're interesting in fiding out more about what we do and how we work, please do have a look around our website, ask to see our capability statement or ask for a call. I am available at all times.

Best wishes,

Andy Forkgen (COO Digital Services).

Easter 2020 Update


I hope that this email finds you well, safe and happy. In these unprecedented times during the COVID-19 lockdown, I thought it worth taking the unprecedented step of sending an email out to assure everyone that it's fully business as usual at GlobalizeMe Digital.

We're of course all getting used to a new way of working but I wanted to assure you of the following key measures that we have taken to ensure that business continues and that we continue to safeguard the business of our clients and their clients:

  • Every single one of our 27 team members on the are now working at home; this includes the UK (Chinnor), India (Bangalore) and Spain (La Palma) offices to the person.
  • All of our team members have great internet connectivity and all are connecting securely to our networks and servers via highly secure VPNs, basically utilising the same levels of security as they would were they in the office.
  • We're having regular (twice daily) scrum meetings between local teams to ensure that everyone stays on track with goals and targets.
  • We're also ensuring that everyone works and communicates within their buddy groups (2-3 people) and that they have regular communication within this group to ensure social and mental wellbeing.
  • As a company, we're also holding regular town hall meetings via Microsoft Teams with the entire company present, ensuring that team members are kept aware of wider company goals at this time, and that every single person in the team feels supported and part of a wider global team. This is after all a global problem and not a local problem and we want everyone to understand this.

Working in this way has ensured a happy and productive workforce, that projects stay on track, that SLAs continue to be met and consequently a client base who continues to be happy with the project work, AWS build and managed services that we provide to our clients - basically business as usual for GlobalizeMe. We know we're not unique and we know that many companies out there are pulling out all the stops to support their clients and indeed there are many people out there on the front line who are risking their lives every day in these strange times. However we wanted to reassure you that things are as normal as they can be here and that you can still trust us to deliver at all times.

Thanks for your time, if you want to know more about what we do and how we do it, please visit our dedicated Digital website https://digital.globalizeme.com where you can delve down into the services that we offer, check out our team and read news and case studies to find out what we've been up to lately. We're particularly proud of our recent involvement with a London based suicide charity for whom we've been building and rolling out containerised, load-balanced, auto-scaling AWS architecture. We've also been providing world class managed-service architecture, build support and development services to clients in the Pharma, Financial Services and manufacturing fields so please do check out the website for more info.

In the meantime, we hope you've had a good Easter weekend and are returning back to the "new normal" refreshed and ready to face the week.

With all best wishes,

Andy Forkgen.

GlobalizeMe Made IQVIA Partner

We're proud to have been made an IQVIA Partner, certified to work with the leading healthcare and life sciences content delivery platform for sales reps and marketing operatives worldwide. Working in conjunction with our agency partner HUG Advertising, we went through rigorous rounds of training and accreditation which included online classrooms and submission of working presentations to the IQVIA platform and after some hard work, emerged with the accreditation which puts us amongst just a small number of UK based IQVIA agencies.

Now as an IQVIA Partner, we are certified to work with clients in the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Life Science industries to work on mission critical content provision and provision of technology driven by the IQVIA platform. This follows many years and many projects working both on the Veeva and Cegedim platforms and many years delivering secure, cloud based systems globally.

Here's what IQVIA said to us today:

IQVIA GlobalizeMe

Congratulations, you are now officially IQVIA Certified e-Content Provider!

We are glad to count you as our partner and very excited to start our collaboration with successful project implementations. Quintiles and IMS Health have come together to become IQVIA, The Human Data Science Company. Motivated by the industry we help, we’re committed to providing solutions that enable life sciences companies to innovate with confidence, maximize opportunities, and, ultimately, drive human health outcomes forward.

We provide actionable solutions by tapping into the power of the IQVIA CORE™:

  • Domain Expertise. Institutional knowledge and domain expertise across diseases, geographies and scientific methods.
  • Advanced Analytics. Faster, more precise decision-making generated by advanced analytics designed for healthcare.
  • Unparalleled Data. One of the world’s largest curated healthcare data sources with innovative privacy protections.
  • Transformative Technology. Leading technologies to provide real-time access to operations-critical information.

GlobalizeMe Achieve AWS Select Partner Status Again

GlobalizeMe have been confirmed as an AWS Select Consulting Partner and Solution Provider (Reseller) – an achievement that now brings us into our sixth year as an AWS Partner.

We’ve worked particularly hard this year to be re-confirmed as an AWS Partner as the selection criteria has hotted up considerably where Partners need to meet criteria including:

  • At least two Certified AWS Architects on the team
  • At least two Cloud Practitioners on the team
  • At least two Certified Business Professionals on the team
  • At least two Certified Technical Professionals on the team
  • At 5 positive customer survey responses, with surveys being led by AWS and not by us!
  • At least one publicly referencable customer
  • A minimim client spend influence with AWS, regularly tracked and reviewed

Phew! Hard work but we love being part of the AWS ecosystem and delivering secure, scalable, diverse systems to our clients across the globe. For more information, view our case studies in this section.

And if you want any advice at all about how to get your business into the Cloud, please do contact us – as you probably know, we don’t run a sales team and anyone you speak with about our AWS services will be qualified in one way or another to talk the talk AND walk the walk!