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synergy

the potential ability of individual organizations or groups to be more successful or productive as a result of a merger

Synergy

Action of two or more substances to achieve an effect of which neither is capable individually.

synergy

[′sin·ər·jē]
(pharmacology)
Suppression of a strain of infectious microbes by concentrations of two or more drugs which are not active singly.

synergy

The enhanced result of two or more people, groups or organizations working together. In other words, one and one equals three! It comes from the Greek "synergia," which means joint work and cooperative action. The word is used quite often to mean that combining forces produces a better product. However, in the field of software development, synergy is not the result. In many cases, the more people assigned to a programming job, the more the quality suffers. See Freedman's law.
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Synergy Workplaces was founded in 2004 by president and CEO Laura Kozelouzek and a team of seasoned office space professionals all with one common goal: to make a positive difference in the workday, every day, for its clientele.
The benefits of synergy were realized almost immediately.
The addition of KEGG data to SYNERGY represents a step toward cross-domain data integration in drug discovery," says Glenn Larsen, vice president, Preclinical Research & Development, for Genetics Institute.
McLachlan, head of the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities, where the New Orleans study was conducted, noted at the meeting that even his group couldn't replicate its initial results, though they still find small amounts of synergy.