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When it comes to election time, political campaigns don’t shy away from leveraging tech to reach the masses. Social media is now a major communication tool, with 83% of the country’s population now on these platforms.
How Political Parties are Leveraging Technology for Elections in 2021
Everyone’s trying to sell you something. You know that. Even blogs like this one-- I am being paid, after all. My manager and I had a brief back-and-forth about the topic of this blog. She’s keen on linking it back to something we can convert from. Marketing services. Copywriting. Software development. I disagree.
This is the One Thing Every Small Business Owner Should Know
It’s becoming increasingly less common that employees nowadays want to stay that way; a 40-hour workweek worker. They strive for more, whether it’s in their personal lives, power over their use of time, financial compensation or stimulation. They’re not content just being the middleman. If you wouldn’t be happy in their shoes, how could you expect them to be? We’re all human, after all. And many humans have televisions, and social media, and Tony Robbins YouTube videos.
How to keep your remote teams productive
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.
Advantages of Custom Software Over Commercial Off-the-Shelf Solutions
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.
You need to update your healthcare tech now.
With growing maturity in self-responsibility for social and environmental justice, now is the time to act. 64% of Americans say that protecting the environment “should be a top priority for the president and Congress.” Hard choices need to be made now to avoid harder consequences later.
How Technology Can Help Solve Climate Change
By adopting technological innovation, you can dramatically enhance operational efficiency, growth in sales, accessibility, branding and scalability for your business.
In this blog, we will review the real advantages up-to-date technology can have for your business.
How Technology Upgrades Can Impact Your Business
Marketing & Design
Establishing a business page on Facebook is easy and free. Not only is it a great way to provide basic information about your brand, you’ll have access to analytics on those who are engaging. Super helpful when trying to hone your approach.
E-Commerce Marketing 101
I hate the word ‘omni-channel.’ It’s self-important and catchphrasy. But you know, I’m in the business of SEO, so I’ll just say it again… omni-channel. It means integrating different methods of shopping available to consumers. I.e., presence across multiple platforms.
The Future of Digital Marketing, and What You Can Do About It
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.
Ways to Improve Your Brand Loyalty
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.
5 Web Design Trends of 2021
Sometimes, it still is, if for nothing else, comfort. But it’s undeniable that the vast majority of audiences have garnered an innate understanding of this rise and fall, conflict and resolution. Now that it’s ingrained, story-tellers must become more inventive; cloaking the bones of structure with compelling revelations. Thankfully, conventionality is by default being thwarted in at least one big development. The stories being told now don’t just reflect a portion of the population; we have access to so much more than our own perspective and self-revelation.
2021 The Year’s Trends in Digital Marketing
According to 2020 Foresight Research, surveying nearly 11,000 customers in 44 markets, 27% of respondents intend to close their relationships with their current provider (in bank lingo, ‘churn’). This is a huge number, and up 15% from two years prior. The numbers don’t lie. Nor do positive press and word of mouth. Chime is now a Top 10 bank in the US. If the big banks find comfort in complacency, they’ll only have themselves to blame for getting buried by greed.
Fintech Trends of 2021 Part Two
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
Do you really need a Scrum Leader and a Project Manager?
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.
Native, Hybrid and Web Apps - What’s the Difference?
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.
Which is better - Amazon AWS or Azure?
It’s World Book Day! And for all our peeps, the software lit worms out there, we’ve got the fix. Read one, read ‘em all. A well-rounded selection of 10 books to please even the surliest tech nerd.
Book Recommendations for Tech Lovers
In the present, we will only ever scratch the surface of what the future will become. But through exploring current trends, we can gain insight into public response and potential benefits for society as a whole. From a business perspective, this is useful for independent innovation, strategy, safeguards and technological decision-making. From a human perspective, it allows us to exercise individual liberty to critically think and make informed choices ahead of time, and get excited about what’s to come.
Mobile Development Trends of 2021
UI = User Interface
A user interface designer works with the look of a platform or software. That can be color palette or architecture, anything to do with visual swag.
UX = User Experience
A user experience designer curates, assesses and analyzes how a user experiences an interface. It sounds a little bizarre, but think of websites with overwhelming menu bars, or apps that feel like dysfunctional mazes. Without the UX consideration, the flow of a customer, friend or fan can be compromised.
I don’t know about you, but the world of development seems like some kind of mysterious entity. The raging gibberish, disjointed words clattering across the screen. The people that actually understand it, some kind of other species, belonging in the future or maybe a really decent sci-fi movie. Perhaps developers could have defeated The Thing.
What is it like being a developer?
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.
Synic Software Receives Phenomenal Review on Clutch for Software Development
Our company was named as a top developer in Canada and we can not emphasize how happy and proud we are.
This is a great achievement for our team and an even great accomplishment for our developers.
Synic Software Wins Big on Clutch’s Top Developers & IT Services List for Canada
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Synic Software Recognized by Preeminent B2B Ratings Platform as Top SQL Developer
Can I create my own NFT?
Sure, go ahead.
First, you need to decide which blockchain you want to issue your NFT. Ethereum is the most popular, but there’s Binance Smart Chain, EOS, Tron and more. Check out the marketplace you’re interested in listing on, as you’ll need to make sure that the blockchain you choose is compatible with the platform.
NFT in Layman’s Terms
IoT can also provide insight on conditions in which injuries tend to occur, which can inform pivots. More sophisticated tech can automate video analysis from playback to annotate gameplay and identify areas of vulnerability.
Powerful Sports Software Applications
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.
The Lasting Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Business
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.
Cryptocurrency in Layman’s Terms
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.
The Most Popular Software Being Used in Higher Education During COVID
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.