Orb Data is a UK based company that has been offering IBM ITSM services since 1998.

We bring together People, Process and Technology to deliver the cornerstone of business success: the Management of IT infrastructure.

Orb Data are in the business of saving our clients money in their IT Operations, through IT modernisation and transformation by providing consultancy, technology solutions, training and managed services.

Our extensive experience spans design, architecture and implementation of ITSM, Security & Storage solutions

We operate across clients of varying size and complexity in virtually every industry sector and across many geographical locations wordlwide.

We offer a refreshingly simple approach to the way we conduct business. and take pride in our ability to provide first class solutions to business problems and to conduct working relationships with honesty and integrity.

Simon Barnes

Simon Barnes


Simon, one of the three co-founders of Orb Data, started our successful Managed Services portfolio before recently taking over as CEO.

In addition, with 20 years’ experience in delivering Enterprise Systems Management (ESM) he continues to pursue his technical role helping customers meet their challenges. Before forming Orb Data, Simon provided consultation services for ESM solutions.

My father always ran his own company and so the decision to start Orb Data was something that was completely natural to me. The great thing about Orb Data is that without the rigid structures of a larger company we can react quickly to new ideas, which in turn makes the company

Ben Fawcett

Ben Fawcett


Ben joined Orb Data in 1999 as a Principal Consultant during which time he quickly began to realise there were gaps in the toolsets deployed by customers, so he began to write and develop software products for Orb Data. He became the Director of Product Development in April 2002. Since then he has lead the Development Team and delivered Odyssey and various bespoke customer applications.

Ben studied Physics at Oxford University and graduated in 1995. He promptly cast aside Heisenberg and ShrÖdinger and became a Software Development Analyst for Cosmic Solutions, a Software Consultancy specialising in business planning applications for retail markets. In 1997 he joined Diagonal PLC, a SAP/R3 implementation partner, here he worked as a Consultant focusing on ESM for large-scale ERP environments.

Anthony Nartey

Anthony Nartey


Anthony is known as a thought leader and trusted advisor within the IT industry and  sits on various advisory councils, including with IBM. A high impact executive with success in building and transforming companies working across multiple industry sectors and international markets.

Anthony has over twenty years of experience within the IT industry and holds a specialist knowledge of software applications and solutions within the IT infrastructure. He was one of the first worldwide cloud executives, pioneering Cloud computing methodologies, developing long term investment strategies to accelerate growth and gain market share across key solution areas. Over recent years this has extended to SaaS Models, Big Data, Analytics, Machine Learning, and AI.

Anthony has been instrumental in building and developing highly successful leadership, sales, marketing and technical teams around managed services, consulting services and technology solutions across EMEA, America, and Australasia.

Most recently, Anthony has been strategically guiding organisations to help them understand and embrace the benefits of Cloud Computing and the benefits of Machine Learning and AI. He has been integral in leading such companies through the business and organisational transformation necessary to change their business model from being a software reseller and services provider into a Cloud solutions provider.

Currently serving as an Executive Director at Orb Data Limited, and tasked with heading the Sales & Marketing division, spearheading the business transformation from a reseller and consulting company into a Cloud solution provider.

One of the highlights of this journey was Orb Data winning the global Beacon Award at IBM’s Think 2018 conference in Las Vegas for Outstanding Hybrid Cloud Solution. This award recognised Orb Data as an IBM Business Partner that has created and delivered an innovative hybrid Cloud environment using the IBM Cloud software technologies.