Legacy Software: To Rewrite or Not To Rewrite?

To rewrite or refactor legacy software, that is the question. The answer is really dependent on the circumstances, and Gravit-e has had its hand in both approaches. Legacy Software that is outdated or that has gone awry can certainly be the bane of a developer’s existence. It’s not uncommon for clients come to us with […]

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Calculating the Total Cost of Software Ownership

Whether you’re using commercial software products or developing custom software to meet your technology needs there are always costs that need to be factored into your overall budget.  The term ‘Total Cost of Ownership’. or TCO, refers to the sum of all direct and indirect costs incurred by the software whether it be through development, […]

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The Importance of Keeping Your Software Up-to-Date

One of the greatest benefits of having a custom software application built specifically for your business is that it is tailored to your needs and can grow alongside your business and be enhanced accordingly. However, once you’ve made the decision to build custom software you are also signing on to maintain it. Ensuring your software […]

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Decision Fatigue and Automation

Decisions require mental work and our capacity to do this mental work is not unlimited. When we are drained or stressed our willpower to make good decisions becomes depleted, resulting in decision fatigue. This is why we commonly act more impulsively and indulge more during times of stress on things like sweets. An article titled […]

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Startup Resources in British Columbia’s Interior

While much of British Columbia’s technology and startup sector appears to be concentrated along the coastline the Interior of British Columbia is bustling with growth. Amidst the beautiful mountains, deep blue lakes, and manicured vineyards there is a lot going on in the tech community. Kelowna is home to world-class tech companies like StarDyne industries […]

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Startup Resources For Calgary Entrepreneurs

Alberta has it’s own thriving community of entrepreneurs and emerging startups. Over the last decade, particularly in the last 5 years, a lot of resources have surfaced to support this innovative community in Calgary. We took a look to see what Calgary has to offer entrepreneurs and were happy to find some great resources, some […]

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Gravit-e Summer 2016 Staff Retreat

Every summer the team at Gravit-e likes to get out of the office for a day together. This year Gravit-e’s president, Nick Oostveen, took the staff out to Steveston to charter a zodiac and go whale watching. We were fortunate to have a hot, sunny, beautiful day with fairly calm waters. The boat zipped us […]

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Startup Resources in Edmonton

While there is a lot going on in the tech community along the west coast of Canada, particularly in Vancouver, that isn’t the only place where startup culture is thriving. There is a lot going on in our neighbouring province, Alberta, as well in cities like Edmonton and Calgary. We’ve gotten a lot of inquiries […]

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Minimizing Digital Distraction At Work

Technology has radically reshaped the modern workplace over the past few decades and will continue to do so. Our offices are now becoming portable and virtual in many cases. Technological advancements have allowed for greater efficiency, increased productivity, more collaboration, improved budgeting, and a heightened level of security. However, it has also resulted in increased distraction […]

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