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Jennifer Devitt

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Process Improvement

6 Reasons to Avoid Using a Temp Agency

By: Jennifer Devitt
December 6th, 2017

When you're running a business, things don't always go according to plan. People get fired, get sick, or go on maternity leave or vacation. On a more positive note, you might be experiencing rapid growth thanks to a new client asking for a big order. Any of these scenarios can leave you with a sudden, immediate need to temporarily cover a position or two.

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Process Improvement

Should I Use an IT Temp Agency?

By: Jennifer Devitt
November 17th, 2017

That deadline you've been dreading is just around the corner, or you've just found a security flaw that needs to get fixed right away. Your employees are already up to their ears in work, but you just need that extra bit of manpower to tackle this surprise project. Once you've installed the patches, fixed the bugs or implemented the changes, you won't have any more need to keep someone around.

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5 Ways to Successfully Manage Business Growth eBook

5 Ways to Successfully Manage Business Growth eBook

Everyone who runs their own small or medium-sized business dreams of achieving real, sustainable growth.

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Business Management

The Pros and Cons of Using a Temp Agency

By: Jennifer Devitt
November 16th, 2017

With your employees going on vacation, having babies, getting sick or leaving the company, things are beginning to pile up and you aren't finishing the jobs you need. What's more, you don't have enough staff who are cross-trained to fill in the gaps.

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Business Management

Onshore vs. Offshore: Benefits of U.S.-Based Custom Software Development Firms

By: Jennifer Devitt
November 1st, 2017

Choosing to outsource your development work to a custom software development firm is one thing—but are you planning on contracting an onshore team or an offshore team in another country? Although cost is often a driving factor in outsourcing, you need to make sure that your choice of team is worth the money that you'll be saving up front.

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Business Management

How to Select the Right Custom Software Development Company

By: Jennifer Devitt
October 4th, 2017

Many businesses know what they need in terms of a custom software development solution, but they aren't sure how to make it or how to tackle such a project. If you're struggling with how to get started finding a custom software development partner, here's an overview of the key points you need to know.

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Innovative Breakthrough

It's SYDCON launch day. Come check out our new site.

By: Jennifer Devitt
June 25th, 2017

Happy Monday! It's an exciting day here at SYDCON. We are finally ready to launch our new website. 

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Code

A Brief Introduction to HTML

By: Jennifer Devitt
February 27th, 2017

In January 2017 SYDCON was invited to attend the GEMS conference held at a local D155 high school, Prairie Ridge. The conference was held in order to excite and expose middle school girls to different opportunities in STEM. SYDCON was asked to teach a brief 20-minute session about software development. Naturally, we chose to focus our session around HTML and taught the young programmers the basics of how to create a simple static website. Below is the handout we created to pass out to the students.

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Community

SYDCON in the community. A recap of GEMS 2017 and Basic HTML education.

By: Jennifer Devitt
February 6th, 2017

Computer Science Education. We’ve discussed the importance of it here on the blog before. We have also discussed the importance of attracting more girls and women to the field. As you may have read here before, SYDCON is a proud sponsor of school district 47 & 155, specifically for the GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science) program. I am honored to be a mentor within the program.

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Code

Responsive Web Page Design and Proper Structure Using the Most Popular Bootstrap Framework

By: Jennifer Devitt
January 24th, 2017

Bootstrap CSS is a collection of predefined classes for responsive web development. You just need to use a particular class to an element on the page.

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News

Weight loss with AI, multi-factor biometric fusion, smart hairbrushes, pet collars, showers and telemedicine in tech news.

By: Jennifer Devitt
January 3rd, 2017

1. Weight loss app with AI? Enter the app Noom which uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) to sort thru a user's logs of calories and exercise to make personalized suggestions. 79% of users of Noom report having achieved weight loss and 25% of users reported losing more than 10% of their body weight.

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