Annual Veracity Solutions Food Drive Helps the Hungry

For 15 years, the employees and software consultants at Veracity Solutions have united to raise money to fight hunger in Salt Lake City, Utah. Veracity then matches whatever donation is made to donate to the Utah Food Bank. Veracity Solutions also matches any donations made by consultants who live outside of Utah towards the local food bank of their choice. This Holiday Season, Veracity was able to raise $4,300 in total ($2,880 for the Utah Food Bank), which is equivalent to $31,605 in goods and services when donated directly to the food bank. As a an added service, there was a food delivery day that was attended by 22 Veracity employees and family members. Sixteen food bundles were delivered throughout the Salt Lake Valley, which was the equivalent of 35,529 meals.

 Veracity Solutions would like to give thanks to all who participated through their donations of money, time, and effort.

Veracity Solutions Sponsors UTC Tech Lunch on Embracing Uncertainty 

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   On August 10th, Veracity Solutions, a software development company, hosted the Utah Technology Council’s (UTC) Tech Lunch at Noah’s in South Jordan, UT. Veracity’s CEO, Galen Murdock, provided lunch and gave a presentation to a packed room on the topic of embracing uncertainty. His key points were: 
  • Practicing awareness– by practicing mindfulness, understanding the space between stimulus and response, and differentiating between our emotional and rational selves, we gain greater awareness.
  • Accepting what’s unknown– There are many things that are uncertain or unknown. The unknown or uncertain cannot be managed by the same methods and processes as the known or certain. By understanding the differences and applying different methodologies, we can optimize the results.
  • Experimenting with confidence– Since the outcome with uncertainty cannot be guaranteed, we interact with uncertainty, instead of controlling it. This is done with experimentation that creates knowledge, which in turn brings greater certainty to be applied.
 Based on Galen’s experience in software development and in the SME software industry, he shared how these principles are applied with software companies and software-enabled companies through Veracity’s blendsourcing model that provides leadership, mentoring and hands-on expertise.Veracity Solutions helps SME software development companies release better products in less time through a unique management and mentoring approach that transforms development groups into high performance teams.  
To see an overview of the slides that were shared at the event, please see below.  
To learn more about the UTC, please click here.    

Annual Veracity Solutions Food Drive Helps the Hungry

For 14 years, the employees and software consultants at Veracity Solutions have united to raise money to fight hunger in Salt Lake City, Utah. Veracity, and its Executives, then match whatever donation is made and use the total to purchase food at a local Harmons to donate to the Utah Food Bank. Veracity matches any donations made by consultants who live outside of Utah towards the local food bank of their choice. This Holiday Season, Veracity was able to raise $4,110 towards the purchasing of food for the needy, beating last year’s donation! When the donation was weighed, satisfaction dispersed throughout the team as the scale revealed a total of 3,455 lbs. Veracity Solutions would like to give thanks to all who participated through their donations of money, time, and effort.

Veracity Solutions CEO Galen Murdock Named CEO of the Year at UTC Annual Members Meeting Event

In recognition of exceptional work in vitalizing and enriching Utah’s technology companies and their leadership teams, the Utah Technology Council (UTC) today named Veracity Solutions CEO Galen Murdock its 2014 CEO of the Year.

UTC President Richard S. Nelson presented the award at the organization’s Annual Members Meeting event in Salt Lake.

Veracity Solutions is a fast-growing Utah software development company helping software release better products in less time through a unique management and mentoring approach it calls Blendsourcing, combined with lean and agile software development. A member of UTC since 2008, Murdock served as co-chair of the CEO P2P (Peer-to-Peer) Forum in 2013 along with Jerry Ropelato, the CEO of WhiteClouds.

Together, Murdock and Ropelato have succeeded in invigorating the CEO Forum, taking it to new levels of participation and ranking in 2013. Dynamic sessions have included guests such as David Bradford, Executive Chairman of HireVue; Eric Olafson, CEO of Tomax; Joe Swenson, CEO of Imagine Learning; David Jensen, the founder of medical translation company Aviacode; and in an upcoming event, Steve Daly, LANDesk CEO.

“Galen Murdock’s contributions to UTC and the regional technology community have been tremendous,” said CEO Forum participant David Bradford. “His dynamic energy, commitment to excellence, and his contributions to every aspect of management and leadership in forum discussions have been a great asset to UTC as well as to Utah’s technology community at large.”Murdock has invested in and helped to form two new companies in 2013 and serves on multiple company boards.“From the start, we decided to apply the core principles that we infuse into every Veracity client engagement into the UTC CEO Forum,” Murdock said. “That approach coupled with UTC’s model and each CEOs passion and expertise have contributed to the success of the Forum.”“We appreciate Galen Murdock’s great service to UTC on every front,” Nelson said. “His energy, his knowledge, and his willingness to enrich and help other leaders and companies make him a tremendous leader who fully exemplifies the principles our organization works to uphold.”

Veracity Solutions Adds Two Microsoft Honors To Its Growing List of Company Milestones

“SALT LAKE CITY and SAN FRANCISCO – June 27, 2013 – At the Microsoft BUILD Developer Conference, Veracity Solutions, creators of the blendsourcing™ model that helps software companies bring great products to market through trusted collaboration, announced today that it has been selected by Microsoft as a Managed Partner. In addition, the blendsourcing™ pioneer also announced it has again achieved the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner list in application development. The exclusive Managed Partner status is awarded by Microsoft to one percent of partners based on their track record of outstanding leadership and competency in delivering the latest Microsoft technologies. According to a report by IDC, more than 95 percent of Microsoft’s revenue flows through its partner programs, which speaks to the significance of this achievement for Veracity Solutions and its customers.“In our 15 years of doing business, we have always appreciated the commitment and attention that Microsoft gives to its top-tier partners,” said Galen Murdock, Veracity Solutions CEO. “Our selection as a Managed Partner helps us further our blendsourcing model by giving our clients even more strategic and technical resources to help them create great products and profitable companies.”As part of this notable group of Managed Partners, Veracity Solutions is assigned both a Microsoft account and technical account manager who are focused on ensuring Veracity Solutions and its clients are getting the most out of their Microsoft solutions, devices and services. Added to this acknowledgement, the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner program represents the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies, and designates the partners with the closest working relationship with Microsoft.“We are tremendously excited to be working with Veracity as a Managed Partner,” said Danny Vogt, Partner Account Manager at Microsoft. “As Microsoft continues our journey to become a devices and services company, having great partners like Veracity that can design powerful solutions is critical.”Microsoft values its partnership programs highly, and puts significant investment in helping partner organizations such as Veracity Solutions in their efforts to pinpoint precise customer pain points and needs, as well as helping to match customers with ideal Microsoft partner providers, IDC’s Microsoft Partner Core Benefits paper reveals. Veracity is very honored for the recognition through both honors, the Managed Partner status and the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner list.