The Global Office Story

Our Story


You know that new technology makes a big difference, but what do you need and where do you find it?
That's where we come in. We're here to listen to what you need and provide you with the best software for the job.

At Global Office, we're experts in helping Kiwi companies, and others around the world, identify the technology they need and either sourcing it or building it for them. It's a company rule that we don't talk tech. We listen, listen, listen and then discuss the possibilities in plain English until we find just what you need to catapult your business to the next level. 

Today, every office is a global office. And you can find yourself spread across multiple activities, offices, or worksites. Having custom-built technology is the most effective way to streamline your business, track day-to-day activity, improve business-to-business connections, store data, and reduce costs.

That's what we're here to provide. The custom software solutions we build are designed to work for you, not against you. And they're built to last.

The Values That We Live By


People
People

Everything we do relies on great relationships with our customers, our colleagues, and partner agencies. We are committed to building relationships that last.

Innovation
Innovation

We're creative thinkers, dedicated to improving businesses with outside-of-the-box thinking. It's what keeps us motivated and loving what we do.

Integrity
Integrity

We believe in sticking to what we say, if we've promised something then we'll deliver. Our word is our bond.

Communication
Communication

Good communication and relationships go hand-in-hand. We don’t talk tech. We listen carefully and speak in plain English.

Transparency
Transparency

We're committed to total transparency. We’ll always give our best advice, even if it isn’t what you want to hear.

The Global Office Team


Chris Tacon
Chris Tacon

Executive Director

Nick Witteman - B.C.M.
Nick Witteman - B.C.M.

Chief Executive Officer

Phil De Bruin
Phil De Bruin

Chief Technology Officer

Angela Edwards
Angela Edwards

Accounts Executive

Ray Perkins - B.EngTech
Ray Perkins - B.EngTech

Senior Software Engineer

Nathan Ryan
Nathan Ryan

Senior Software Engineer

Alex Kopach - B.I.S.
Alex Kopach - B.I.S.

Senior Software Engineer

Andreas Wiedemann
Andreas Wiedemann

Senior Software Engineer

Daniel Ryan
Daniel Ryan

Software Engineer

Brad Leitz
Brad Leitz

Software Engineer

Yong Xuan Khor
Yong Xuan Khor

Software Engineer

Jaspreet Sidhu
Jaspreet Sidhu

Junior Software Engineer

Our History


Back in the 80s, when most computers were big enough to fill a room, Global Office Director Chris Tacon won a small Commodore VIC – 20 personal computer in a competition at the Canterbury Home Show. It sparked a fascination with computing and the tech industry that eventually led to the establishment of Global Office with fellow directors Nick Witteman and Phil de Bruin. 

Chris started his first computer company in 1996.  Practical Computer Solutions (PCS) – a jack-of-all-trades company did everything from building computers to supplying cabling. The arrival of Nick in 2001 and his keen interest in software development added yet another dimension. In 2004, the hardware side of Practical Computer Solutions was sold, and the rest of the company was renamed to Global Office.

“We suddenly became a bespoke software business with a great deal more direction and business started to really grow,” Chris says.

“We also learnt a lot along the way – tried things that we shouldn’t have; struggled through the Global Financial Crisis; and worked from several locations as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes – and we’re now stronger than we have ever been.”

Chris counts the steady New Zealand economy and increased demand for cloud-based software as important factors in Global Office’s success.  

What’s the secret to such a long-lived technology company?
“A team of passionate, creative people who love what they do and are always looking ahead to what’s next in our constantly evolving industry.”

Talk to us about your business

In this technology-driven age where everything changes so quickly, one thing remains the same - our persistence to build long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with local businesses.