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SYDCON, Inc. Named Among Top 1000 Companies on Clutch!

By: Jennifer Devitt
November 30th, 2018

Software development is not typically viewed as a human-focused industry, but at SYDCON, Inc., we know it is personal.

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Business Management

5 Mistakes Marketing Agencies Make When Outsourcing Web Development

By: Dave Devitt
August 9th, 2018

For marketing agencies, offering web development services to your clients is one of the best ways to stand out in a crowded field. If you don’t have the in-house expertise to develop websites yourself, however, then you’ll most likely be looking to outsource the bulk of the work. If you don’t have experience working with a development partner, however, it’s easy to fall prey to some common outsourcing mistakes. Below, we’ll go over 5 issues that you should avoid when partnering with a web development company.

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Is Outsourcing Web Development the Right Move for Your Agency?

By: Dave Devitt
August 7th, 2018

As a marketing agency, your job is to deliver clients the compelling and persuasive campaigns they need to attract and retain customers. As digital marketing becomes increasingly important, your clients will be looking for agencies that can provide a “one-stop shop” service: executing both the campaign and its online and mobile presence. This growing shift towards digital marketing might have you wondering whether you should outsource development work to a third party or build a team in-house. In this article, we’ll go over the four most important factors that influence a marketing agency’s decision to outsource their web development obligations.

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Process Improvement

What is Custom-Made Software?

By: Dave Devitt
August 2nd, 2018

A growing number of organizations are discovering that custom software can be a key differentiator for their business. 87 percent of IT decision-makers agree that custom software applications are driving innovation in business technology, and a majority of them are more likely to use custom software over pre-built alternatives. If you don’t have a lot of experience with custom software development, you might be wondering: what is custom software exactly, and how can it benefit your business? This article will go over everything you need to know about building custom software applications.

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Process Improvement

How to Add E-Commerce To Your Existing Website

By: Dave Devitt
July 31st, 2018

E-commerce continues to reach new heights. Customers in the U.S. spent more than $450 billion on retail purchases online in 2017. The increased convenience and lower overhead costs make e-commerce a winning proposition for U.S. shoppers and businesses alike. While the benefits are undeniable, e-commerce websites have a lot more going on than meets the eye. In this post, we’ll discuss the top considerations when adding e-commerce capabilities to an existing website.

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Business Management

Custom Enterprise Software: Everything You Need to Know

By: Dave Devitt
July 26th, 2018

Custom software is increasingly popular among enterprises for its flexibility, scalability, and reduced cost. Whether you’ve already decided that custom software is the right path forward or you’ve just started your research, this guide will tell you everything you need to know.

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Custom Software Costs: 4 Tips for an Accurate Custom Software Estimate

By: Dave Devitt
July 24th, 2018

The potential return on investment of custom software is very high, making the costs well worth your while. Before starting the project, however, you first need to lay the groundwork so that you can have a better estimate of what the final expenses will actually be.

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Choosing an Outsourced Development Company: 7 Red Flags to Watch Out For

By: Dave Devitt
July 19th, 2018

Outsourcing your custom software development is a necessity for companies who don’t have the in-house expertise, but it’s also a majorly important decision. For every knowledgeable, experienced, and professional development partner, there’s a company that cuts corners, overpromising while underdelivering.

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Process Improvement

10 Must-Have Features to Prioritize in Enterprise App Development

By: Dave Devitt
July 17th, 2018

Just like in real life, having priorities is important to custom software development. Trying to create a single piece of “Swiss Army knife” software that can do everything for you is a recipe for disaster. Software applications that try to do too much are often bloated, inefficient, and unappealing to use.

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Custom Enterprise Software Features You Think You Need (But Really Don’t)

By: Dave Devitt
July 11th, 2018

From flexibility and scalability to complete control over the development process, custom software has much to recommend for it. Yet the power that custom software affords can sometimes cause companies to bite off more than they can chew. According to a study of 100 custom-developed software applications, 45 percent of features were never actually used.

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