‘I believe that the success of our company is determined to a great extent by the expertise and passion we bring to the table,’ says Alex Zgripcea, Delivery Specialist at Noventiq. Find out more about the drivers of Noventiq’s dynamic growth, based on Alex’s experience.
Can you explain your role?
As a Microsoft Delivery Specialist, I work closely with clients with a focus on cloud solutions. Therefore my role requires hands-on delivery as the main part, but my responsibilities expand beyond that, as I’m usually included in other service department teams, working over the full project life-cycle, and covering pre-sales tasks, assessing needs, creating proposals, agreeing on project scope and, through workshops, increasing awareness as well.
At the end of the day, I like to feel that I’ve helped a client to achieve something. It is a motivation and a sense of achievement for me to support any company in developing a better security posture, or to help them better understand what solutions to use in certain scenarios. Besides, I am also very passionate about cybersecurity. I understand that there is always something new to learn in this field, so I keep an eye out for new challenges and solutions.
You’ve been with Noventiq for more than four years. How do you see its evolution?
The dynamic growth of the company can be experienced from both the inside and outside. This is a highly motivating environment for me, as Noventiq is the fastest growing company I have ever worked for. With continuous growth comes new colleagues and bigger teams, so business processes need to be adapted accordingly. Being part of this growth is amazing.
Overall, I believe that the success of the company is determined to a great extent by the expertise and passion we bring to the table. Our team has a broad range of knowledge, and all of us are deeply involved in solving challenges and finding the best solutions to meet our clients' needs.
What are the key areas where companies need to improve their IT?
The role and significance of the IT department has changed dramatically in recent years. It ultimately helps businesses to operate more efficiently and proactively, not to mention supporting expansion. I think that cybersecurity should still receive more attention, even though its landscape has improved a lot over time. When a company has never experienced the aftermath of a cyberattack before, it tends to delay the issue. However, it’s less expensive to prevent cyberattacks than it is to repair the damage.
Additionally, understanding and using the solutions a company already has to their full capacity should be the next big step in improving business processes. Collaboration platforms are a great example of this issue. It’s quite common that clients use one service for sharing documents and another for chats, while both these functions are available in a single platform they’ve already paid for. Relying on best practices and understanding the capabilities can enhance many aspects of daily operation, such as collaboration, knowledge-sharing, storing and sharing files and many everyday tasks.
How do you see the key characteristics of IT in 2023?
Worldwide IT spending is projected to increase by 5.1% in 2023 compared to last year, as Gartner forecasts, leaving more room to grow in terms of IT infrastructure. At this point it’s difficult to see where the spending is going exactly but modernizing and improving current solutions are surely among them, even if we are talking about on-premise or cloud solutions.
After a busy day or week at work, how do you recharge?
When I want to relax, I play games, mostly League of Legends, and spend time with my little girl outdoors, painting or doing puzzles. It helps me relax completely.