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The Lasting Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Business

By Bianca |

Merriam-Webster defines Artificial Intelligence as a branch of computer science dealing with the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior. There are no true overnight successes. Some would be surprised to know that Artificial Intelligence was first founded as an academic discipline in 1955. The abstract of AI in our minds tends toward the futuristic; we’re hearing the murmurings, we’re seeing the basics, but we’re not quite there. But the real roots of AI lie in the past and its actuality, like all sciences, is a constantly unfolding process.

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Do you really need a Scrum Leader and a Project Manager?

By Bianca |

The complexity of a software project demands efficiency. Deviations and additions add up, meaning you need leaders who are able to prioritize core objectives. If you’re not in the software industry, the value of and difference between a Scrum Leader and Project Manager may be alien to you. Enough mumbo-jumbo, let’s dive in. Lots of companies use ‘agile’ to complete a project or commission. It’s a methodology based on four principles: Responsive evolution > following a plan Person > process Collaboration > negotiation Working deliverables > writing everything down

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Cryptocurrency in Layman’s Terms

By Bianca |

What is Cryptocurrency? Crypto = the art of writing or solving codes Currency = a system of money in general use Put ‘em together, and you’ve got a digital currency, encoded for security. Look, we did say ‘layman.’ There are 5000+ cryptocurrencies now available online. We’re sure you’ve heard of some of them. From Bitcoin first becoming available in early 2009 to the popularized phenomenon of Dogecoin, the term ‘cryptocurrency’ is now colloquial. The market-wide cap is now valued at over $USD2 trillion.

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Native, Hybrid and Web Apps - What’s the Difference?

By Bianca |

When you first wade into the world of mobile app development, it can feel a little overwhelming. There’s just a lot of jargon and flashy competition. Part of our mission at Synic is to make tech accessible by breaking it down and taking care of projects, from end-to-end. Believe it or not, mobile app development IS scalable, and quickly becoming an essential tool for businesses. Worldwide, mobile traffic has overtaken desktop traffic, and in the United States, it’s already at a fairly even split. Here, we’re going to tell you a little bit about native, hybrid and web apps. We’ll break down what they actually are, the differences, pros and cons.

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Ways to Improve Your Brand Loyalty

By Bianca |

The ultimate aim of a business is profit and growth, year in, year out. A key part of this is keeping your customers around long enough to double dip. AKA retention. Loyalty is something different altogether; your customers stick around out of more than just necessity. You’ve facilitated a relationship where they feel or think fondly of your brand. You’re who they come to for their needs, to spend their hard-earned or inherited money and more importantly, to spend their time. When they don’t stay to play, it’s called churn. The percentage of your customers who don’t come back. Like any business stat, it’s a clue you can put into context to better understand where you’re thriving, and where you’re less healthy.

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The Most Popular Software Being Used in Higher Education During COVID

By Bianca |

Every person has been affected. Every industry has been impacted. For some, it’s been a boon. For many, it’s been devastating. In the US, around 600,000 businesses close each year. Last year, it was 800,000. The education sector has been forced to adapt. If you didn’t have the tools, internet access or at-home environment to facilitate online learning, you were disproportionately disadvantaged. As a result of the health crisis, 100 million children will be under the minimum proficiency level for reading.

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Advantages of Custom Software Over Commercial Off-the-Shelf Solutions

By Bianca |

In 1970, one of the most influential papers in the history of computing was published; A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Banks, from E.F (Ted) Codd. It described how data structures could be used so that different operations could pull from the same data bank. Basically, it was a mammoth idea, and set the standard for even contemporary programs. We use MS SQL, for instance, which is drawn from that methodology.

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You need to update your healthcare tech now.

By Bianca |

We’re not being funny. The most exciting advances in tech development are in the healthcare sector. They can have transformative effects on your practice, your patients and your workday. Now, this might sound like a KFC commercial. Earnestness can seem inauthentic. In this case, it’s anything but. The developments in healthcare software are big in sophistication and symbolism. They’re bigger in meaning. What they can do for communities on a larger scale. How they can help those without access, literacy or proximity. For instance, remote surgery using haptics means that those without access or isolated location can receive lifesaving treatment.

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Which is better - Amazon AWS or Azure?

By Bianca |

Azure and Amazon AWS are both public cloud hosting solutions. But what does that mean exactly? What is a cloud hosting solution anyway? Most companies nowadays have IT architecture. Depending on the demands of the business, on-site hardware for storage may not be tenable. Public cloud solutions are used to access applications, storage and machine technology remotely. A third party provider hosts these, using their own technology, delivering resources to users over a network.

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5 Web Design Trends of 2021

By Bianca |

Either we are sheep people, or web trends are manifestations of a quality of our time. Let’s be honest. Trends are speculative, helped along by the word ‘trend.’ Anyone looking to be ahead of the pack looks for the pack. Which is interesting, considering that innovation comes from transforming something through a new lens. That said, when used as tools, the hot choices can bring life to your brand, cloaking it in a marked personality. So if you are looking for what the eyeballs are looking at, you’ve come to the right place.

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Synic Software Receives Phenomenal Review on Clutch for Software Development

By Anita |

Almost any business problem or issue can be resolved by a custom software solution. Thanks to present-day technology and innovations, businesses are able to boost their productivity, elevate their market position, and increase their revenue through bespoke projects. That being said, seeking the right service provider to create that solution is not easy, luckily for you, Synic Software here.

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Fintech Trends of 2021 Part One- Cryptocurrency

By Bianca |

Cryptocurrency is effectively digital money, rooted in Blockchain technology. Why would you want cryptocurrency when fiat (government-issued) money works just fine? There are a few reasons: No government intermediary or regulation; it’s fully autonomous, so you make your own decisions. It can be used anywhere in the world that accepts crypto, without having to worry about international exchange rates. Businesses are incentivized to accept crypto with no or low fees, compared to 3% for bank transactions. Nearly 6,000 businesses in the United States accept cryptocurrency or have a crypto ATM in-store. Transactions can’t be manipulated because of the brilliant framework of Blockchain. Transactions are virtually instantaneous and they’re way more discreet than traditional banking; your identity is more securely protected.

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