3 Things To Avoid Asking Your Developer: Realistic App Expectations

  There’s no such thing as a “stupid question” (from an HR persspective). But developers are human and may  tense their jaws involuntarily in the face of certain requests. Avoid awkward situations and read this helpful list of questions to avoid asking a software developer. Remember that like any relationship, developers choose you as much as […]

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Infographic: App Ideation to MVP Development

  MVP? Validation? Where Do I Start and What Does It All Mean? You’re an up-and-coming entrepreneur, or an eager “wanna-preneur” with a strong app idea, looking to develop your app in a relatively cost-effective manner. Your web search for guidance on app development has left you inundated with information and not quite sure where […]

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Blockchain: What is it and How is Canada Embracing It?

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies — you’ve probably heard these buzzwords reverberating across the fintech industry and beyond. Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, are just one of the many applications of blockchain, and they are effectively responsible for bringing blockchain into vogue. Bitcoin, the first iteration of cryptocurrency, and blockchain, the tech framework in which it runs, have been […]

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Legacy System: To Rewrite or Not To Rewrite?

To rewrite or refactor a legacy system, that is the question. The answer depends on the circumstances. Gravit-e has had its hand in both approaches. A legacy system that’s outdated or has gone awry can certainly be the bane of a developer’s existence. It’s not uncommon for clients approach us with software that is: Outdated […]

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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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3 Common Development Roadblocks in Custom Workflow Software

We came across this great blog post by the Nebraska based Volano Solutions that we thought we would share with you. Originally written by their blogger, Courtney McGann.   ‘Our whole schtick is, “We make work flow”. So, it wouldn’t go over too well if our process wasn’t optimized for a smooth client experience. Can you […]

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Integrating CRM and Accounting Software

Customer Relationship Management applications are widely used as are accounting programs such as Quickbooks. If you’ve already implemented these solutions and are using them effectively you may wonder if integrating the two of them can further enhance business efficiency. Integrating your CRM and accounting tools will allow you to share your financial data with your […]

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