Technology Innovator Awards 2017

, Best IT Training Company 2017 - Romania Bittnet focuses on IT trainings and delivering of end-to-end IT infrastructure services and solutions frommarket leaders such as Cisco, Microsoft, AmazonWeb Services and Oracle. We spoke toMihai Logofătu to gain a fascinating insight into the firmand the services it offers. With more than 15 years of experience in IT training and more than 19.000 trained students, a portfolio of more than 1500 courses, Bittnet is the IT training market leader in Romania. Mihai outlines how the firm has achieved and maintained this position through its dedication to excellence and client focused approach. “Relying on our technical experience as well as our business values (transparency, flexibility, customer- oriented) at Bittnet we strive to bring our clients the best possible outcome for their needs without over- committing. We work in a knowledge- based business where trust is key and for us gaining their trust is only second to maintaining it.” “As such, driven by our customer- oriented attitude we offer our clients a large variety of services dedicated towards achieving their goals. In our efforts to offer the optimal solution and the best learning experience to our customers, we decided to partner up with some of the most important IT companies on the market: Global Knowledge and the LLPA (Leading Learning Partner Association).” Discussing the future, Mihai believes that Bittnet will continue to grow and succeed as it seeks to adapt to the ever evolving needs of its clients in order to maintain its market leading position. “Looking to the future, we intend to continue our organizational development strategy in the perspective of 2017-2018, given that the identified growth factors have confirmed it in 2016. We will continue to focus on important projects, paying close attention to delivering gross profitability of each project. The trends that were identified in the past two years - cloud, cybersecurity, virtualization and datacenter will continue to be the source of business growth. We also target the opening of more offices in one or two areas, such as Iasi and Timisoara.” “Additionally, to grow Bittnet even further we are keen to focus our efforts and resources on achieving the position of the most relevant IT partner in these areas. We commit to do so through consolidating our one- stop-shop position, which guarantees our IT training market leader position as well as in the integration services business where we will focus on services with high added value - consultancy and cloud migration, information security solutions and offering IT services through a ‘managed services’ approach.” HBXL offers a range of products, including ProjectXpert, EstimatorXpress, PlansXpress, Health & Safety Xpert and ContractsXpert which enable small to medium sized building firms to embrace time and cost saving benefits of IT to win more work and increase profitability through accurate and professional build programs, plans, estimates, quotes, method statements, risk assessments and building contracts. Joanna outlines how the firm sets itself apart from its competitors and marks itself out as the best possible option for its clients. “Here at HBXL, our customers tell us that we stand out from the competition because we know our customers well and understand the challenges that they face. We specialize in small to medium building firms and we know that not all our customers are IT savvy and encourage them to take advantage of our friendly and knowledgeable Technical Support team and to enrol on our free software skills course so that that they get up and running as soon as possible. Recent surveys indicate that 95% of our customers are extremely happy with the technical support they receive from HBXL. “Fundamentally, I believe that our success stems from our focus on our customers – our goal is for them to succeed in seeing our software transform the way they work. We endeavour to develop software that is as user-friendly as possible so that the builders who purchase our products can quickly see a return on their investment and reap the rewards of using technology in their own businesses.” As she looks to the future Joanna is excited for the firm’s upcoming developments which she outlines in her concluding comments. “Moving forward, HBXL’s newest innovation is due for launch summer 2017 and is the culmination of seven years of R&D in conjunction with the Technology Strategy Board, University of West of England and Innovate UK. “This new solution is a low-cost multi-disciplinary toolset for SME builders to use for Building Information Modelling (BIM) covering the life-cycle of construction projects helping builders engage with the Government’s Soft Landings target. The prototype integrates HBXL’s BuildingWorks™ linking CAD, new-build and retrofit estimating, SAP calculating, Advanced Project Management, Health and Safety Design and Construction Phase and Contract Management. BuildingWorksTM is currently being beta tested by a panel of builders and has already received fantastic feedback.” Best Building Software Development Company 2017 - UK House Builder XL Limited (HBXL) develops market leading building software for the construction industry. JoannaMulgrew talks us through these innovative solutions and how they have led the firm to the success it enjoys today. Company: Bittnet Contact: Denissa Iancu Contact Email: [email protected] Address: Timisoara Bd., no. 26, building Plaza Romania Offices, 1st floor, district 6, Bucharest, Romania Phone: 0040 731 700 226 Web: Contact Email: [email protected] Address: Future Space, North Gate (UWE), Filton Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8RB, UK Phone: 0117 9167871 Web Address: