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synectics

(sɪˈnɛktɪks)
n
(Economics) (functioning as singular) a method of identifying and solving problems that depends on creative thinking, the use of analogy, and informal conversation among a small group of individuals with diverse experience and expertise
[C20: from syn- + ecto- + -ics, in the sense: working together from outside]

synectics

a procedure for the stating and solving of problems based upon creative thinking in figurative terms by a small, carefully chosen, and diversely specialized group.
See also: Brain
Translations
synectique
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Surveillance technology and security systems provider Synectics PLC has announced that it swung to a profit in the first half of its fiscal year as it won three new contracts.
UK surveillance and security systems provider Synectics Plc (LON:SNX) said that it had bought 100% of German sector player Indanet AG for a total of EUR3.
It also reflected additional costs associated with establishing infrastructure for its Synectics operation, to support its growth in North America.
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According to Synectics CEO John Shepherd, the acquisition would allow his company to simplify the German firm's operating structure, as well as to bolster the investments in the commercialisation of Synectics' branded systems in Germany and other markets.
He said the benefit of increased sales of Synectics products outside the US is likely to fall in the next financial year.
He was previously international managing partner for Synectics Corporation.
PHOENIX -- AFS Technologies, the leading provider of solutions to the Consumer Product Industry, announced today the acquisitions of Synectics Group Inc.
The Group said two contracts are for security systems in the oil and gas energy sector and have been secured by a division of Quadnetics, Synectics Industrial Systems, one is from the TAKREER (Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company) Inter Refinery Pipeline (IRP-II), the other is from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (ADNOC) Shah Gas projects and are valued at GBP6m.
It has two subsidiaries Quadrant Video Systems and Synectics.
Quadrant also said that as an incentive it would transfer 21 per cent of its CCTV security business, Quadrant Video Systems and Synectics, to four members of the management team, including Mr Singleton, with a view to these managers converting the acquired minority shareholdings into new shares in the company.