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A letter of gratitude: Thank you for the past years!

The coronavirus outbreak has changed everyone’s perspective. Organizations and businesses need to prepare for the next normal. A return to pre-COVID-19 levels will take 1–4 years, depending on the recovery that will unfold in the short term. One year ends, another begins. Savvycom would like to say a profound thanks to our beloved customers, friends, and families who have always support us from the start from disruption to transition.


Versatility Beyond – Original Video By Savvycom

2020 is just a year, but it is one of the most extended years we had to deal with to many. At the start of the year, everyone in the world had no choice but to abandon all their plans to create new ones due to the negative impact of Covid-19.
Travelling was not an available option anymore, and company downsizing had been worst compared to recent years. Even major powers like the U.S, the U.K, France, Russia, and India have seen first-hand how a virus could infect a population rapidly, overwhelming hospitals and forcing governments to impose lengthy lockdowns in the hope of keeping the infection at bay.
Vietnam, however, has a different story. The little country in Southeast Asia is one of the few countries which manages to stop Covid-19 from spreading every step of the way.
The tech industry may be the least affected field but still pose some difficulties due to the work-from-home situation. Here at Savvycom, we always keep ourselves reminded that Covid-19 is not a challenge but an opportunity. The global pandemic is a chance for every Savvycomer, every Tech-savvy to reinvent and create a new version of ourselves. “Versatility Beyond” is our thanks, appreciation to everyone including our partners, customers, families and friends who have always been there with us from the beginning.
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TomoChain — Savvycom Partnership Announcement

Ever since the dawn of the company, Savvycom has always been striving towards a straightforward vision: A beautiful life enabled by technology and pouring our hearts and souls into making it a reality has always been the mission we pledge our life to follow. Lockdown or not, we strive to deliver the highest quality to our customers.
Suppose we are to look back at what we have accomplished for the past decades. Savvycom is proud to be one of the leading companies in Software Development and IT Outsourcing Services:

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“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”

We understand from the very start that we would have a long way to go, and we would need more than ourselves to reach that holy mountain. That being said, we couldn’t have made such wonderful achievements without the joint efforts of our wonderful customers, partners and beloved employees.

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Jio Health – Telemedicine App Built by Savvycom

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Throughout the past years, we have supported more than 100 customers from 4 continents to excel their business performances, created decent occupations for 150+ people, established partnerships for the goals with various reputable organizations and companies worldwide such as Microstrategy, Apple, TomoChain, CY Global, etc. We have conquered many challenges together, and the power all of you handed over to us has become a precious driver to rise above the water.
To our innovative partners, we would like to thank you for choosing us as your strategic companion and as your sidekick towards the common goals. We have done lots of magnificent things together, and we couldn’t help but be grateful for the trust and support you have given us until this day:
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Savvycom at Vietnam’s 50 Leading IT Companies Award

“Partnership is not only about the single benefit of each company. It’s much bigger than that. Through cooperations among companies, we create job opportunities for many young people, pave the way for countless creative and brilliant products as well as deliver more values to the customers. As parts of Vietnam technological circle, we are dedicated to taking the national technology to the next level as well as bridging the gap among countries all over the world. In so doing, Savvycom is more than grateful to have the like-minded friends on the way to materialise such a tough yet meaningful vision”  (Quoted from Mr Tue, Savvycom CTO)
Still, partnerships mean little if it were not for our treasured customers. Savvycom – once again – would like to send the sincerest appreciation to our customers, who put your faith into our hands and acted not only as our ends but also our great inspirations to create world-beating apps, thus climbing towards the summit of frontier technology. No matter where you are standing today, no matter whether your current success aligns with our past partnerships or not, may we wish you a continuum of luck and prosperity. We will forever embrace those blissful cooperations with our customers and promise not only to deliver the best software and applications, but also to be a reliable friend on your road to triumph.

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Ms Van Dang – Savvycom CEO expressed her greatest gratitude

“Without you, Savvycom-ers, this moment cannot feel this fulfilled. My desire is to create an environment that resonates with everyone, where everyone has the opportunity to develop and equip themselves with necessary skills, therefore be more confident in the world full of challenges – and somehow that wild dream has come true. As the head of this organization, I’m really proud of my colleagues and are happy to witness the progress each person showcased along their way to excellence.
I’m so grateful that you have brought youth, enthusiasm, laughter to this organization; and moreover, have built a dynamic, united team to create excellent apps and to affirm Vietnam’s position on the world technology map. 1 or 10 months, 1 or 10 years, no matter how long you spent your precious time with us, I hope Savvycom has been the pride to you all. Be proud that you’ve got to have good colleagues and sincere friends. Be proud that you’ve got to smile even in the darkest days and overcome all the hardships together. I am happy to have you as our family”.
The endeavour we and our fellows invested in, as well as the milestones we have recorded along the past 10 years were, are and will always be a momentum for us to shoot for the furthest stars.

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The Magic of Flutter

Globally, there are about 5 billion smartphones, according to various estimates, up to 80% of them use the Android operating system, and less than 20% use iOS. And yet, each country has its own characteristics, for example, in the United States more than 65% of smartphones work on iOS. Therefore, when creating mobile applications, it is most often required to release versions on both iOS and Android, using either native or hybrid (cross-platform) development.
Currently, React Native and Flutter are the most active players in the game for most of the new hybrid projects. Unlike React Native, Flutter is just an infant in the development world. So, what do we know about Flutter? What can Flutter do? When should Flutter be used? How is Flutter different from Native and its mate React Native? 
This article could help you figure them out.

What is Flutter?

Flutter is a free and open-source mobile UI framework created by Google. In a few words, it allows you to create a mobile application with only one codebase. This means that you can use one programming language and one codebase to create two different apps (for iOS and Android).  
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Flutter is not a framework but rather an SDK for applications designed for a touch screen. Its primary purpose is to work with iOS and Android devices but can run on other platforms as well. Therefore, Flutter consists of two important parts:

  • An SDK (Software Development Kit): A collection of tools that are going to help you develop your applications. This includes tools to compile your code into native machine code (code for iOS and Android).
  • A Framework (UI Library based on widgets): A collection of reusable UI elements (buttons, text inputs, sliders, and so on) for your own customization.

“Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit for building beautiful, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.” – Google, flutter.dev

Who benefits from Flutter?

It can be especially interesting for:

  • Startups, e-commerce and all tech-related companies that want to build a faster, more efficient 2D app and release it on all available platforms at the same time
  • Programmers — because it makes coding faster, more efficient and compatible
  • Designers — who want to build great-looking, modern applications that meet the standards of both common mobile platforms.

How does Flutter work?

To develop with Flutter, you will use a programming language called Dart. This is a relatively easy object-oriented programming language with many useful features when building a native application.
As for the interface site, Google’s framework uses Skia, an open-source 2D rendering engine. This set of components allows creating UI in a way — for those of you familiar with game development — engines like Unity allow creating games.
In addition, everything in Flutter is a custom widget created to look natively both for iOS (Cupertino) and Android (Material Design) devices. The whole UI design is all about combining those widgets, including text, shapes, animation. They determine even aspects of the layout like padding. You can even build your own complex widgets from simpler ones.

Pros and cons of Flutter

Advantages of Flutter

1. Allows to build iOS and Android apps at the same time

Because iOS and Android apps built with Flutter use the same code base, there is no need to develop for one system and then repeat the process for another. Apps made in Flutter work on both Apple and Google platforms seamlessly. That means less coding for your development team and more business opportunities with a simultaneous launch on both platforms.

2. Speeds up coding and prototyping

If there is one aspect that should convince anybody to use Flutter is its hot reload. This feature allows seeing any changes made in the code almost in real-time, with no need for app restarting. The updated source code is injected into the running app and Flutter automatically rebuilds the widget tree so that changes are seen in real-time. Hot reload speeds up the process dramatically and also improves the whole process helping the developers to identify bugs as soon as they appear and test new UI or features without tie-ups.

3. Great performance

Since Flutter is not using any OEM widgets and there is no JavaScript bridge for reactive views, the app performance (especially startup times) is noticeably faster than in non-Flutter apps.

4. No compatibility issues

All widgets and their renderers are part of the app, not the platform. There is no need for any additional libraries to ensure compatibility with iOS and Android devices. There are some restrictions, though. Running Flutter is possible on iOS 64-bit devices and all Android devices above 4.4 or 4.1. with software rendering.

5. Open-source

Flutter is an open-source tool which means it has countless possibilities of customizing almost everything in the framework — from Material and Cupertino widgets to animation and gestures.

Disadvantages of Flutter

1. New language

Although Dart is an easy language to learn, it’s still a language to learn. That is why, since Flutter is only several months on the market, the first steps could be tricky for those who look for some online help and support from the community.

2. Suited for universal apps

Flutter’s biggest advantage — building native-looking iOS and Android apps using the same code base can be its biggest disadvantage for some. It is a framework designed for universal, cross-platform apps. Using Flutter for platform-specific projects that use the platform provided views or are in any way tied more to one platform than another is not the best choice.

3. Apps cannot be smaller than 4MB

Because Flutter-made apps are using built-in widgets not platform widgets, their size is usually bigger. Right now the smallest possible app made with Flutter can weigh no less than 4MB, but the Google team ensures that they are working on optimizing it even more.

4. A new, unstable tool

Like all new tools, Flutter can experience problems of relatively fresh technology. Typical concerns include not coping with changes in the UI of iOS and Android for example. Some developers also claim Flutter is still not mature enough to handle big, e-commerce applications — but Tencent and Alibaba’s examples seem to prove otherwise. 

Selection Criteria for Native and Hybrid (Flutter/React Native)

For business

1. Time scale and complication level

Native technologies are often applied when the application is designed for long-term operation (in other words, “life span”). It is also beneficial if there is a need for high performance, a complex interface and animation, low power consumption, integration with third-party resources (API, etc.). Native applications are more profitable in the long run due to lower technical support costs.
On the other hand, cross-platform technologies (Flutter, React Native) is used for quick hypothesis testing, development of prototypes and applications with a clear limitation of the operating life, for example, apps developed for certain events.
Memo for business:

  • For complex applications – native development is recommended;
  • For simple applications – a hybrid (cross-platform) technology like Flutter and React Native.

2. Speed and task matching

Speaking about the development time of a mobile application, it is also important to understand that there is no “average time”. There were simple applications (launch time lies between two or three weeks), and large-scale projects with a development period of more than a year – meaning there is no fixed period for the development of a mobile app. Time to market is determined by the size of the development team and the complication level of the features, rather than any general estimation.
If the application is simple: using the same UI, no platform-specific details such as access to the camera, working with the file system and fingerprints or runtime permissions, working with cross-platform frameworks can be faster and more profitable. Hereof, hybrid development saves time by reusing almost all of the code and the UI for two platforms. However, if you need to create complex custom views, cross-platform development like Flutter or React Native may slow you down. 

3. Security and prospects

When choosing a language, it is important for a business to evaluate its reliability and safety from a technical point of view, as well as prospects for further development, and the risks of obsolescence.
In terms of reliability, native development is ahead of all its competitors. The development of the main libraries has been going on for several years, most functional bugs have already been fixed in them, native languages ​​- such as Java, Objective-C, Swift, Kotlin – are constantly evolving.
React Native provides all the tools for creating secure mobile applications, for example, Skype, Instagram, Facebook and other well-known products. Security concerns are only possible when using third-party modules during development. At the same time, JavaScript is actively developing, new features are being released, in the foreseeable future, the risk of obsolescence is minimal.
In the case of development on Flutter, the risks are higher since the framework is young. According to a recent survey by inVerita where they compare 4 projects developed using different technologies: Native (Kotlin, Swift), Hybrid (React Native and Flutter), the number of cosmetic bugs in the Flutter-project is reduced in 4 times in comparison with Reactive Native and twice in comparison with native applications. There’s no regression in the number of functional bugs. This shows that Google has done a very good job of finalizing the problems and improving the app for better competitive ability.

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Source: inVerita

For developer

Above, we described the factors that influence businesses and contractors. There are also technological criteria that project managers and developers shall take into account. For example:

1. The level of knowledge of native languages ​​and team preferences

Each team has its own preferences in the choice of technologies. Native development requires the most complete knowledge of the respective languages. However, due to the use of native tools of the systems, there are fewer restrictions and difficulties when customizing or accessing platform-specific tools (unlike React Native and Flutter). If you have experience in JavaScript, a mobile developer can easily switch to React Native (no need to additionally learn the Dart language, as is the case with Flutter) or to Dart (knowledge of TypeScript will be a big plus).
React Native uses native modules under the hood. As a result, if there is a need for customization (and this is not supported out of the box), it is necessary to work with native modules. 
Flutter, unlike React Native, stands out with its own graphics engine. On the one hand, this allows you to not touch native at all when developing simple applications. On the other hand, if you need to access native, this means additional difficulties (for example, messaging with elementary data types and JSON) and the inability to use graphical components of native.

2. Entry threshold

If the developer decides to learn a new language, the availability of the community, as well as background information and documentation, becomes an important issue.
Flutter and React Native are constantly evolving, they have an active professional community and good documentation. At the same time, native development is ahead of the frameworks, thanks to a larger community and more training materials and forums, which describe the development processes of complex components.

In case you want a further comparison of 2 hybrid technologies: Flutter and React Native…


Once you go down for Hybrid, the next big step is to decide on whether it is going to be Flutter or React Native. Each has its own perks, but since we are seeing the situation through a “Flutter” perspective, we would say despite its younger age, it is sure to be catching up.

Source: Google trends

There are more and more people taking interest in Flutter, fueling its disruptive growth in these few years. On GitHub, Flutter is currently achieving 89.2K stars against 85.8K stars of React Native. Topics about Flutter on stackoverflow.com are piling with hundreds of votes per question. It is also recommended by my professionals that Flutter is thriving in MVP (Minimal Viable Product), helping businesses to power their lean start-up with a simple and optimal mobile app. 
Flutter is gaining huge popularity, and it creates an edge of a large community, allowing the users to be supported anytime during a short life-cycle of an IT project. Still, if you are making the choice between Flutter and React Native, we advise you to pay attention to the following aspects of work:

1. Assessment

You need to test all the platforms involved (iOS, Android). It is important to objectively assess the level of knowledge and experience of all project participants so that the rating in hours does not turn out to be underestimated. Consider the risk of bugs in the React Native and Flutter frameworks themselves during development.

2. Design

Some elements are difficult (or even impossible) to render in Flutter or React Native. For this reason, the design must be agreed with the developers – and before the customer falls in love with a beautifully drawn picture.

3. CI / CD

On React Native, specific problems with auto-assembly are not ruled out (for example, due to the installation of libraries on different platforms). Need to lay more risk reserves.

4. Splash screen

Implementation on Flutter is faster than on React Native, where this element can only be drawn natively, with a high probability of bugs. When using React Native on a splash screen with all rendering and bug fixes, it is advisable to lay more time.

5. Parallel development of web and mobile

If the web version of the application is written in React, less time is spent on developing a mobile application on React Native – due to the logic of the same components.

6. Layout

When using React Native, layout on iOS and Android must be done simultaneously in order to avoid problems when adapting layout for one of the systems.

7. Debug

If the application is large, React Native makes it easier to test and unit tests. On Flutter, you need to lay more time on the bug fix, since the logs are not informative.

8. Work of the application with system files

It is necessary to request permission to SD-card, while it is not possible to get a name and path with every file. To send a file, you must use ContentResolver. In order to minimize risks, allocate the time for all operations related to the file system.

9. Delivery of assemblies to the client

There are no significant differences from the native development, you can choose any convenient service: Crashlytics, TestFairy, TestFlight.

Wrap up

Whether Flutter is a fit to your company depends largely on your expectation upon the mobile app (time scale, speed, complication level,…). If you are looking for a simple yet stunning and convenient platform, Flutter might be the one. Otherwise, you shall consider other alternatives, such as Native or React Native. 
In our company, we have a skeptical attitude to different kinds of “silver bullets”. We must be confident that the technologies we use will benefit us and our customers, and that benefits must be long-term – not a short-lasting one with a tough “hangover” afterward. Therefore, we make sure to assess the compatibility of your requirements to each technology and suggest the best suit for you. In case you need further consultation on how Flutter matches your future mobile app, feel free to contact us via:

From Savvycom to all women in tech: Everyday is women’s day

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As an industry which has long been perceived as an uphill battle for women, the technology field has not gone unnoticed. So in this historical Women’s March, what do our women in tech think about the age-old stereotypes, the inclusion of women, the diversity of genders at work, and the effort of tech companies in balancing the situation? 
Here are the confidences from some of Savvycom’s representatives.

Sophie Nguyen – Business Consultant of Savvycom

“Recently, there are many pieces of research proving that the technology industry needs women. Diversity of thought leads to better problem-solving. Collaborating with individuals of different genders and sexual orientations leads to innovation and enhances problem-solving, which are the core points for development in technology. 

“Collaborating with individuals of different genders and sexual orientations leads to innovation and enhances problem-solving”

Therefore, I believe the presence of women in tech is inevitable and irreplaceable – and the whole industry might be thinking the same. Although the number of women in this industry remains low, the trend is showing signs: the number of women at the executive level grow 2.1% year-on-year; women were also promoted at a slightly higher rate than men for the second straight year, with 14.7% of them advancing compared to 14.4% of their male counterparts.
We have to look into the other side of the statistics to embrace the right spirit and not be too pessimistic over the situation, which is actually cooler, and the industry is encouraging more women to get involved, to raise their voices and appear powerfully to the world.
I keep my faith that, in just the next few years, women will have a chance to prove their stance in Tech, and swing the age-old prejudice upon working women – especially women in tech.”

Van Dang – Founder, CEO of Savvycom

“When I started my career as an engineer, I did not expect equality, but instead fueled myself with the assumption that I have already possessed the competitive capability required to grow as a tech expert. My job, therefore, is not paying attention to any stereotypical anecdotes but forging my own courage, steadfastness and resilience to work harder than people around me in order to gain significant footing and win my dream. Nothing can pull me back, as I am the only one who is responsible for my dream and for that reason, I will follow myself and my own inner peace.

“Nothing can pull me back, as I am the only one who is responsible for my dream and for that reason, I will follow myself and my own inner peace.”

After years striving in the technology field, from a researcher, I have worked my way up to be a business analyst, a consultant, a project manager and the founder, CEO of Savvycom – Top 30 Global Mobile App Developers, the Vice President of Vietnam Digital Technology Alliance, recognised as one of the top 15 Global Leader To Watch 2017 and top 100 Outstanding Entrepreneurs in Vietnam, the winner of “Mekong Women’s Entrepreneurship” by World Bank. Most recently, I have become the only Vietnamese candidate to win the 2020 Fortune – US Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership Programme. None of those could have mattered if I had not gone against the stereotypes people labelled on women.
Grasp every opportunity, fear no prejudices. That’s the recipe for success.

Nhu Quynh – HR Manager of Savvycom

The technology industry is no longer a boys’ club. The number of women is on the rise, and women are starting to leave their own marks on the technology map: Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Susan Wojcicki of Youtube, Ginni Rometty of IBM, etc. Those are results of our fierce fights against the once unjust system upon working women – tech women in specific, as well as the efforts of many leaders to design a favourable and equal environment for women.

“The technology industry is no longer a boys’ club.”

Savvycom is also part of the wave. Since our CEO, Ms Van Dang, is also a woman in tech who highly empathises with the difficulties many women are undergoing, she dedicates to empowering women in this technology industry. Taking it as a manifesto, Savvycom is doing the best to create a wonderful environment for everyone, regardless of their genders, to grow. 
Our philosophy is simple – erasing the boundaries between men and women within the company. That is also translated into another way of understanding: Gender will not be a  ground for our policy and incentives. Instead, we build our system based on more solid foundations, such as needs, wants, abilities, etc of each employee. From those points on, we customise our value deliveries as per each individual features to maximise their satisfaction and the progress towards their goals – the result of months and years observing and deriving insights in order to discover not only their outer but inner selves to offer them the right treatments.
In Savvycom, everyone is treated fairly the way they really deserve.”
Read more: How Savvycom excels at human management

Last words

No challenge is too hard if we dare to ease it out. On this historical Women’s March, Savvycom would love to celebrate all women – especially those in tech. We acknowledge people who go against the odds, who love themselves enough to not let go of their dreams and pay it forward to others. May you all live with love, flaming passion and stay forever beautiful – inside and out.
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Savvycom’s off to Korea: A recap

During the first week of November, Savvycom CEO – Ms Van Dang had a business trip to Korea to strengthen partnership with some latest companions as well as to foster the business performance and seek new opportunities for business growth in future times.
Following the alliance between Savvycom and CY Global, which focuses on developing  BusinessNow, Savvycom has made a visit to Korea in November to plan on expanding the model overseas, as well as to discuss further the best quick-wins for both companies to excel in the world of fierce competition. 
As agreed on the original discussion, BusinessNow: a SaaS-based cloud service platform for small and medium-sized enterprises in Vietnam and Korea, will be equipped with a variety of solutions such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Electronic Approval, Production Management System (MES), video conferencing solution, and groupware required by small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in Korea and Vietnam. 

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Savvycom and CY Global CEOs at G-Fair Korea to promote the collaborations between Vietnam and Korea

During this trip, the two companies have once again reinforced and strengthen the beliefs that this partnership will be the gateway for Vietnam and Korea to strengthen their bonds economically and technically. Many new perspectives and profound understanding have been explored, therefore, signalled for the deep and long-lasting relationship for both companies in the near future.
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Also on this trip to Korea, Ms Van Dang, on behalf of Savvycom, signed for participation in Connect Innovation Korea (#CIK) 2019. In this full-of-groundbreaking-initiatives exhibition, Savvycom has introduced the company top-notch technologies to various tech-savvy over the seas. Through booth activities, tech-talks and ideas exchanges with representatives from notable organizations such as LOCUS Corporation, STEALIEN Inc., GENIE Music, etc; Savvycom has successfully delivered the company vision and mission, fortified the position of the company on the tech map as well as gained a better, broader overview about the world’s technology picture.
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However, it’s not a meaningful journey without contributing good deeds for the community. As a woman leader who always seeks for a beautiful world enabled by technology, Ms Van Dang has an unshaken belief that investing in and aiding the young on their journey to achieve their wildest dreams are the best ways to create sustainable development for the society and the world at large. 
That was the root cause for Savvycom’s participation in Anyang Youth Startup Hackathon 2019, where Ms Van Dang played the role of a guest advisor to share her precious experiences and know-how in the industry, as well as to give advice and professional consultation for over 30 coding teams competing in the Hackathon. 
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After extensive 48 hours+ working under sheer pressure to guide and motivate the gifted candidates to reach for the stars, Savvycom CEO was beyond happy to see every team excel and create the best products out of their talent and successfully presented them to the judges. 
Sharing back on the event,  Ms Van Dang was a little drifted away: “Despite all the gap in language, experience and rough time constraints, it was worth each minute. All the competitors had done their best on their challenges, and I really appreciated their great efforts to step out of the comfort zone and exceed their own limitations to deliver such creative outputs”.
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The trip flashed by just in a blink of an eye, still, the lessons derived from all those experiences, all the people we have been lucky enough to meet and have a warm chat, promised to be good momentum for the development of Savvycom in 1, 2 or perhaps another 10 years.
“If I have to choose one single word to describe the past week, eye-opening is probably the most appropriate one. During the field trip, I not only learnt more about my beloved partners and the business landscape in Korea: our to-go destination in the next periods, but also acquired a clearer view on how the technology trends are shifting, where the company shall compete to balance risks and opportunities, and what factors the company should add on the current cycle to increase operations efficiency. 
I was also grateful to witness the soaring rise of the youth with fresh and intriguing ideas, thus, was motivated and eager to lead the company to the frontline of the innovation battle and fight till the very end. All those invaluable experiences would be incorporated into the company’s action plan, as an excellent preference for the roadmap of the company in the next few years”. (Ms Van Dang, Savvycom CEO)
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Savvycom makes the 5th entrance into Vietnam Top 50 Leading IT Companies

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Savvycom received the award for excellence

With the disruptive development of human life comes the aggressive uprising of technology. This industry of nonstop innovation and breakthroughs in Vietnam witnessed a growth rate of 30% approximately, with 2018’s revenue reached 99 billion USD. On top of that, the top 50 IT Companies alone, including Savvycom, contributed over 31 billion USD – accounted for 31% total revenue of the category and created more than 184,000 jobs nationwide. 
Ever since the award was founded in 2014, Savvycom has made a continual win in 4 years. Following such spectacular milestones, in 2019 Savvycom was once again listed as the leading IT service business in the ITO line due to our impressive growth and significant achievements.
Having arrived at the top 50 for 5 times in total, Savvycom understands our great responsibility to further Vietnam IT industry. The strong commitment of the company to the mission has been proven through the many efforts to be at the front line of the innovation battle.
In the term 2018-2019, Savvycom has successfully launched and fostered the AI Lab, a result from the friendship with University of Engineering & Technology, which specializes in the research and development of Artificial Intelligence applied in software development processes. 
Also in this year, Savvycom initiated various strategic collaborations with both domestic and foreign strategic partners such as Apple and CY Global to bridge the gap between companies as well as promoting Vietnamese innovative relationship with global partners – stepping closer to the ultimate goal of “Making the world a better place”.
In the face of Savvycom’s relentless development, Ms Van Dang, Savvycom’s CEO said: “With the goal of making Vietnam become an emerging destination for innovation on the world map, Savvycom always has a high appreciation for values of professionalism, strengthens the services, becomes long-term strategic partners and simultaneously establishes a strong IT community in Vietnam. In addition, the company also strives to build an international network that not only expands the horizon of business opportunities but also creates a resourceful learning circle among leaders across various fields of business.
In the spirit of mutual benefits and collaboration, Savvycom wishes to go partners with more and more companies in a wide range of industries including IT, Healthcare, Education, Finance, and Logistics to keep up with the 4.0 industry revolution movement.”
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Savvycom and the top 50 leading IT companies in Vietnam

Founded in 2009 by Ms Van Dang – a talented and ambitious woman entrepreneur, Savvycom has marked its 10th year dedicating to be a trusted partner to international enterprises and organizations, aiming at the global goal in the field of software development services. 
After 10 years of continuous development, Savvycom has listed itself on Clutch’s Top 30 Global App Developers, Top 25 IT Outsourcing Companies and made it to #6 among the best B2B companies in Asia in 2018. 
Ms Van Dang, CEO of Savvycom, is also one of the speakers at TEDx and many other national and international events, listing herself at no.3 of Top 15 Global Leaders must watch in 2017 on Forbes.
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Potential Use of IoT Applications in Traffic, Healthcare and Agriculture

There’s no question that IoT applications in the modern world have been shifting our experience in different industries. On the development of Internet of Things (IoT), we had a warm coffee chat with Ms Van Dang, Savvycom CEO to discuss further both the tip and the undercovered of IoT.
potential use of IT application in traffic healthcare and agriculture.

IoT to drive the digital transformation of traffic, healthcare and agriculture

Q: How do you think the IoT has developed in the past years?
A: According to Forbes, thanks to the smart ability to connect everything down to one place, which is highly convenient to collect, keep track, store, analyse and interpret information in a comprehensible way, IoT is being more and more accepted and consumed worldwide, especially by businesses. We have received so many inquiries and requests on IoT these days, which evidences for the IoT development nowadays.
Q: What do you think are the current popular industry for applications of IoT?
A: My personal top 3 would be traffic, healthcare and agriculture.
Q: What do you mean by saying “traffic”?
A: When it comes to applications of IoT in traffic, it often means the automotive. Road vehicles, while travelling around the city, can meet so many difficulties relating to parking, traffic jam, steal, etc. To ease the drivers’ life, many solutions have been offered throughout the years, and IoT is one of them. You might not notice it, but IoT applications are almost everywhere on the road, no matter it’s embedded in our vehicles or the traffic flows. That’s why I listed “traffic” in my top 3.
Q: Can you name some of IoT applications in solving traffic-ache?
A: There are lots of things IoT can do for the traffic in terms of convenient parking, traffic jam avoidance, stealing prevention, etc.
Firstly, IoT might work for parking by collecting and spreading real-time information and communicating about the parking slots available. Therefore, the driver can find unoccupied space quickly.
Another interesting application of IoT is the vehicle antitheft tracking system, which is very useful regarding security purposes. The vehicle anti-theft tracking system is developed on the base of IoT. It is controlled by a well-known technology called RFID module whereby digital data encoded in its special tags or smart labels are captured by a reader via radio waves. So if the vehicle is stolen then the sensors report back to its owner with current location via communication through devices.
Also, the IoT plays an active role in the traffic flow by collecting information from different resources such as traffic cameras, vehicles GPS, sensors on the road etc. The data derived from these sources is analyzed to understand the traffic pattern and enables them to find new ways to optimize and run the traffic flow more smoothly.
Our company, Savvycom, had come to tackle the traffic issue as well by introducing REALM, a smart GPS tracker. Apart from the basic function as other GPS tools: helping drivers to find the shortest and easiest route, REALM allows users to form a group tracking among drivers heading to the same destination and maintain communication with each other in real-time. Moreover, it has the ability to create a virtual fence, which will immediately alert the group leader if there is any member goes out of track. This will optimise the time spending for finding the right direction and guarantee that every member shows up at the same time without anyone being lost behind.
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A chat with Ms Van Dang at Savvycom HQ on IoT | Source: Savvycom.

Q: Are IoT applications really needed for the healthcare industry?
A: It depends on each person hierarchy of priority, but it’s no doubt that IoT is totally capable of improving the level of convenience and professionality to the medical sector.
We have IoT wearable devices, like smart-watches, to record our biometrics, temperature, etc, then read it to notify us of any possible sign of illness so that we could have a heads-up before the diseases get worse. We also have IoT telehealth services, the healthcare system integrating wirelessly with communicating devices and system apps that connect the health providers and patients to diagnose diseases, monitor blood pressure, and record patient’s medical health history and provide consultation in a remote location. There’s no need to worry about geographical locations anymore.
With such applications, patients will get more comfort and convenience, while doctors and medical services will become more trustworthy than ever before.
Q: What makes you think agriculture is a place for IoT applications?
A: Just the same logic as with traffic and healthcare. Agriculture is the economic spine of many countries, including Vietnam, so a must is to maximise the productivity of agriculture. Then look around and you can see IoT has become a great sidekick to the agriculture counting up to today.
For example, IoT helps in increasing productivity of crops by managing different activities, one of which is water management for crops, in which proper water supply is mandatory for agriculture otherwise it causes extensive damage to crops. To do it, IoT integrates with sensors to manage the requirement and supply of water for crops. Therefore, IoT helps agriculture to reduce water wastage and regulate water supply.
On the other hand, IoT can ensure the timely communication of real-time data to agricultural processes like harvesting, weather forecast and soil quality etc. Through this, the farmer has plenty of information before harvesting the crops in advance and he can plan activities accordingly.
Q: Is there any challenge you think IoT might face?
A: Of course opportunities will come along with challenges. Any IoT developer or applicator shall consider the security level for user data and their protection. There is a risk where DDoS attacks manipulate IoT devices to become their botnets, unconsciously facilitating DDoS attacks to the target, so guarding against their threats is never of redundancy.
The technology level among regions is also a problem. No matter in which country, the technological standard is still inconsistent and remains fragmented depending on different areas. The challenge then becomes providing an IoT application that suits the technological stages of as many places as possible.
There are also other challenges relating to international and national regulation, regarding intellectual property rights, cyber-crime, technical and boundary limitation in some areas of technology, etc.
Q: Do you have any suggestion on how to overcome those challenges?
A: Those are the all-time challenges. They can’t be solved in just one day, nor have the same answer for all types of the company having such problems. Lots of research, brainstorming and analysis must be exerted to find the proper solution for each of the challenges depending on the competencies of each company. Therefore, while confronting IoT challenges, I recommend that one should either build an in-house consulting team to improve the firm’s competitive capability or outsourcing from a consulting or technology firm for suitable, professional and efficient advice.
In conclusion, we would love to capture this topic in the infographic as below.
Application and challenge of IoT by savvycom
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10 Easy Steps To Reach More E-commerce Customers

Looking to attract more customers to your e-commerce site? There are many ways you can do this, most of which are relatively easy to implement and will get the results you need most. Every e-commerce site goes through ups and downs, so if you’re ready to implement new strategies to get more traffic you should be able to navigate through the more challenging periods.
Here are 10 easy e-commerce steps to help you reach more customers:

Don’t Overlook Current Customers

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It’s a common mistake to assume that slow growth means you need to target more customers. In fact, the opposite is often the case, as reaching out to your existing customers is usually the best way to encourage the growth you desire, with customer retention being a simple way to improve sales.
Returning customers on average buy more items, have higher conversion rates and provide more revenue with each visit to the site. Of course, e-commerce platforms need to expand their customer base to grow, but this is a very expensive marketing strategy, so consider building more brand loyalty with your excising customers before reaching out to new ones.

Improve Usability

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The easier an e-commerce platform is to use the more customers you can expect to gain. The store should be easy to navigate for customers that know what they want to buy as well as customers looking to casually browse the products.
If possible, utilise website analytics to determine what customers are searching for and how to make these things easier to find. The quickest path is the most appealing to your customers, so by maximising the usability of your store you can ensure people quickly find what they want.
Look towards developing a highly optimised search experience for customers, as you want them to easily find your goods. Otherwise, they may look elsewhere.

Engaging Content

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Customers are sick of being constantly bombarded with adverts, so you need to create unique, engaging content that markets your goods in a non-invasive way. Aim to provide valuable content that highlights the benefits your products offer and the solutions they provide. You’ll need to understand your customers for this to ensure you have the right target audience.
Engaging content includes easily readable lists, eye-catching headlines (e.g. ‘how to’), and up to date blog posts on relevant topics. Always ensure content delivery is frequent and unique to maintain engagement with new and returning customers. For reference, you can check out more of our company‘s blog block – perhaps you can find some interesting ideas for your own content! 

A Good Shopping Cart

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E-commerce sites live and die with a shopping cart, so make sure customers have a fully functional cart that is easy to operate and navigate throughout the site. Try testing your current cart and asking for customer feedback on how to best improve it.
A simple checkout page is a vital part of a good shopping cart, so look to optimise this page, reducing exit routes and any confusing content that may lead to abandoned shopping carts. According to research from Signal-boosters.co.uk, 62% of smartphone users made a purchase within the last 6 months, and with so many users purchasing on mobile devices it is important to have clean, optimized checkout that displays well on devices of all sizes.
Let’s take a look at Baia Baia, a fashion e-commerce software designed by Savvycom.
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Apart from other functionalities such as Order or Payment, Baia Baia is critically outstanding for its concise, optimal shopping cart which closely follows customers from their product search to “Add to cart” and finally they’re moving on to payment. This guarantees a transparent and convenient process, which reflects Baia Baia’s vision to make online shopping “free and happy” as well as improves customer usability and experience.

Social Media Strategies

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Make the most of social media marketing to help drive sales and leads towards the e-commerce site. Your marketing team should be using social media networks to publish content, as this helps the content reach a much wider audience than if not published on these sites.
Look to use sites like Instagram, Facebook, and Instagram, as they really cater to visual content that can help increase sales and attract new customers. Post engaging content on social media channels, including photographs, blog posts, and promotions, while using analytics to help direct social media marketing strategies.
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Show That The Site Is Trustworthy

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If an e-commerce site doesn’t look the most professional, customers are guaranteed to look elsewhere.
Yet even the most professionally designed sites don’t build complete trust without clearly displaying your cybersecurity processes, so be sure to include all security information clearly on the site.
Only include security badges for the companies you work with, however – this is about building trust not misleading anyone!

Use Video Demonstrations

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Videos are more likely to keep customers on your page, with sites that feature video getting the average customer to remain on the site for much longer – the longer they remain the more likely they are to buy!
People don’t want to be constantly reading, so video demonstrations can quickly provide the necessary information about your site or products.

Photos with Testimonials

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Customer testimonials help showcase what your product offers better than most things, yet it’s important to include a face to these messages. Otherwise, it’s easier for customers to assume it is fake.  
If possible, add photographs and personal information with any customer testimonial. Customers will believe always these more than testimonials attached to a blank face, as it looks far more professional.

User-Generated Content

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User-generated content is the process of using content created by customers (e.g. video, blogs, reviews) to market your website. It provides a source of organic content that speaks volumes about your brand, site, or products, typically resulting in more leads.
Social media is great for this, using campaigns on sites like Instagram and Twitter that allow branded hashtags to help spread content and drive traffic towards the site.

Sales and Promotions

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There is nothing quite like a good sale to help drive traffic to a site and increase sales. Customers love a bargain, so consider offering a limited time sale or special holiday promotions to get more eyes on the site. Worried about the cost of running a sale? Then try increasing the base price before adding a discount.  
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