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We provide updates on technical news and offer suggestions on how custom programming can benefit your business.

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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

12 Benefits of Custom Software Development

By: Dave Devitt
October 25th, 2017

Custom software development enables businesses to create a customized software solution built to solve their unique needs. Because every business is different, custom software development has grown in popularity over recent years as an alternative to boxed software solutions. Although custom software development has some upfront costs & work required to build this solution, it provides significant benefits to a business in the long run. Below you'll find 12 key benefits to using a custom software development solution in your business. 

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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

Business Growth Management: Scaling Your Revenue

By: Dave Devitt
October 18th, 2017

Ever since the first machines were rolled out on the factory floor, automation has promised to radically transform the way that you manage business growth and serve your customers. Using automation through custom software development can both help you grow by getting more customers and also get more revenue from your existing customers.

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Business Management

Business Growth Management: Process Automation

By: Dave Devitt
October 11th, 2017

Too many businesses these days have too much to do and too little time with which to do it. Since there's not enough hours in the day to handle everything on their plate, work piles up, backlogs begin to swell, and errors become more commonplace.

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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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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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