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Your source for the latest news on Veracity Solutions and key insights on cloud adoption, becoming a data-driven business, and customer-centricity in highly-regulated industries.

What is Cloud Native Security?

Of course, you care about security! We all care about security these days. Even people who still try to get away with using ‘password!’ as a password care about security — they care whether they can access their account, but not about who else can access their account.

What even is a Digital Transformation?

What is a Digital Transformation? Okay. I’m doing it. I’m stepping out and admitting that “Digital Transformation” sounds vague and is reminiscent of start-up culture lingo that might mean nothing (I’ve seen it before, folks!). To be even more transparent, I didn’t understand it when I interviewed for this job and now, almost 11 months in, I feel I’m only beginning to grasp it because there isn’t an absolute definition.

A World with AI Sound

In a world bombarded with sights and sounds, those who struggle to hear are often left behind. For those of you that know me, understand hearing loss is something I find deeply interesting, especially hearing loss in children. More on that in a little while. 

Can Everyone Utilize Agile? Absolutely.

This post is a companion to our webinar: Appetite for Agile. Scott Heffield, our SVP of Operations and one of our resident SAFe Agilists, will whet your appetite for Agile even if you're not on a development or even a technical team. He's going to flip the script on the Agile Manifesto and look at its principles through the lens of cooking in your home kitchen. Scott will demonstrate that the Agile principles can be applied across multiple domains and disciplines.

[Q&A Recap] Tooling Agile: Part One

Veracity's very own Damian Dingley wrapped up 2020 with Part One of his two-part series on how to select the right tools for your Agile organization. We've made his slide deck available here as well as a full transcript here.

[Webinar Recap] Tooling Agile: Part One

Veracity's very own Damian Dingley wrapped up 2020 with Part One of his two-part series on how to select the right tools for your Agile organization. We've made his slide deck available as well as a full transcript. 

Tooling Agile

Damian Dingley is Veracity Solutions's Organizational Agility Practice Lead. He is hosting a series of webinars on tooling Agile and this blog post is a companion.

Why a Veteran Should Be Your Next Hire

If you’re looking for an exceptional employee with leadership and collaboration skills, one who will have an immediate impact on the business and be a proven asset to the team, then you should hire a Veteran. 

Lessons from COVID: Now is the Time to Embrace Change

COVID has forced many organizations to prioritize digital transformation initiatives to transition from survive to thrive. New research suggests that success in this endeavor hinges on how your organization views and embraces change. 

Veracity Partners with Chef Software for Increased Compliance and Security

Veracity Solutions is now recognized as an official integration partner with Chef Software, providing clients with even more ways to strengthen and support in highly regulated industries.

Leading Transformation: 1-800 Contacts Swarm Strategy

As organizations to push to innovate within their unique industries, CIOs are challenged with leading IT departments to deliver efficiently at an ever-increasing pace. Revamping teams, adopting agile methodologies, and shifting from a project to product-centered mindset are just a few of the ways technology leaders are making it happen. But, finding a solution that works for you could take a little creativity.

CIOs & COVID-19: Navigating a New World

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world on its head, and for countless CIOs of technology organizations, their work is no exception. In the blink of an eye, IT strategies have been reprioritized, projects rescheduled, and emerging products pushed to the forefront to meet changing demand. Amidst the uncertainty and chaos, one thing is for sure: the decisions IT leaders make now will have a significant impact on how their organizations weather the months ahead....

Veracity Supports AWS Transformation at Large Value Based Healthcare Provider

Veracity Supports AWS Transformation at Large Value-Based Healthcare Provider

The "Why" Behind Agile Inceptions

by Scott Heffield, Veracity VP of Innovation and Solution Delivery

The 7 Domains of Project to Product Transformation

The shift from a project to product-centered team structure has become a major point of focus for corporations in digital transformation. Through many years as an Enterprise Product & Agile Coach for organizations like Target and US Bank, Amy Walters has seen first-hand the positive impact of the project-to-product transformation.

Introducing the Veracity Gameboard

Have you identified your game plan for 2020? While most IT leaders have a plan for what they hope to achieve, many underestimate the time it will take to get there. What if we could help you accelerate your existing IT strategy?

The Veracity Recap: Tech Summit 2020

Last week, over 24,000 attendees joined at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City for the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2020. From the sponsorship arena to the standing room only software development track, here’s what Veracity was up to at the event.

2020 Gartner Predictions: Identifying Your Gaps

As you sit down to plan the year ahead, have you taken time to consider what the experts are foreseeing for 2020? Near the end of last year, Gartner released a series of predictions for business and technology in the months to come. While these predictions or trends are not meant to change the course of your IT game plan, they can be useful to identify gaps in your current strategy and offer new insight on ways to refine.

Veracity Speakers Announced for Tech Summit 2020

Veracity Solutions is thrilled to announce a prestigious lineup of speakers for the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2020. As presenter of the first-ever Tech Summit Software Development track, Veracity has rounded up key experts, thought-leaders, and innovators to share the latest advancements in the Software Development space.

What Do You Want to See in 2020?

Happy New Year from Veracity Solutions! As we jump into a new decade, we look forward to finding more ways to help you maximize your business and IT goals. But first, we want to hear from you!  

Take Your Team to TechSummit 2020!

Veracity is thrilled to attend Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2020, and we want you to join us! That's why we're giving away 5 FREE All-Access Passes to one lucky winner and their team. ($975 value!)

On-Prem to Google Cloud: Cloud Migration in 5 Steps

Picking a cloud provider is never an easy task. As we round out the last of our Big 3 series on cloud migration, it’s clear that there is a never-ending list of features, products, and unique business needs to consider at every turn. However, while the search for the right cloud provider(s) might feel overwhelming, a focus on the “why” behind cloud migration (rather than a strict focus on tools and solutions) is key to staying on track.

The DevOps vs. Agile Conference Report

Over the past few months I’ve had the opportunity to spend time at one or two DevOps conferences, a couple of Agile conferences and one where both practices were covered simultaneously. There’s quite a lot of discussion around the differences between the two and you can even find examples of when Agile and DevOps are pitched against each other. Try entering “Agile vs. DevOps” in your next Internet search. At the Agile & DevOps West conference in Las Vegas earlier...

On-Prem to Azure: A Guide to Cloud Migration

Are you considering a move to the cloud? In this article, we'll take you from on-prem to Microsoft Azure, walking step-by-step through the cloud migration process, and offer special considerations to keep in mind as you begin your cloud journey.

On Premises to AWS: 10 Steps to Migration

The decision to move from an on-prem data center to the cloud is one that is not only a strategic move to keep up with changing technology, but also one that offers significant business advantage for those who migrate successfully.

Join Veracity at the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019

Each year, CIOs and IT Executives across the globe gather at the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo to share the latest research, technology, and strategies driving business.

Driving Digital Transformation with Tony Saldanha

Earlier this week we had the chance to sit down with transformation expert, Tony Saldanha, to discuss digital transformation, and why so many transformations fail. After 27 years as VP at Procter & Gamble and as acting President of Transformant, Tony has had the opportunity to drive countless organizations through the transformation process, which led to writing his own book “Why Digital Transformations Fail” in 2019.

Cloud Migration: A Key to Your Business Advantage

Cloud migration has become one of the greatest buzz words in our modern business world. For those who get it right, cloud migration has led to significant competitive advantage, increase in revenue, and modernization of their business. But while cloud technology isn’t new anymore, it’s still a concept that leaves many perplexed, unable to capitalize on its inherent value.  

Diving into DevOps Dojos

In a market where everyone wants to move faster, see results, and get ahead, there is a powerful call to transform. However, the process of digital transformation itself takes additional time, energy, and countless resources to get teams up to speed and ready to work with a new mindset. Without a focused approach, teams can spend more time in the process of transformation than ever yielding results.

3 Ways to Start DevOps Right

The path to successful DevOps transformation is not straight and steady, nor does it look the same for everyone. With success stories like Amazon, Facebook, and Google leading the way, it's no surprise that IT leaders are turning to DevOps as a means to revolutionize their business. But without clear direction, IT organizations can feel stifled, overwhelmed, and unsure where to begin. 

3 Reasons You Need an Enterprise Architect

The role of an IT leader has evolved through the years, as technology makes its way to the forefront of the modern business world. As the need for effective IT increases in an organization, so must its ability to meet the needs and goals of the business. However, aligning two incredibly diverse organizations (the business and IT) is much easier said than done. 

Microsoft Charging More for Its Software in "Other" Clouds

In the last few weeks two major moves by Microsoft have created considerable conversation and concern over the future of two key offerings from the company that has recently joined the “Trillion-Dollar Club,” alongside Apple and Amazon.  Renewed licensing terms for dedicated hosted cloud services and the announcement of the end of life for Office 2019 have many users scrambling to understand how this affects their business and ultimately their bottom line. What...

4 Ways to Leverage Agile for Your DevOps Transformation

You’ve likely heard of DevOps and Agile and may be experimenting with them already. But are you using Agile to your greatest advantage as you work toward your DevOps transformation?

What is DevOps?

DevOps: Turning the IT "Problem" into a Business Solution   Each day, IT professionals are faced with immense responsibility. In a world that revolves around tech, employees, executives, and customers have high expectations for their digital experiences, and leaders who fail to adapt will be left behind.

How to Introduce Agile Through Hands-On Learning

"We should be doing agile, right?" Developers are naturally drawn to the idea of agile development. Speedy delivery cycles, with less planning and documentation…what’s not to like? Well, for starters, there’s the disconnect between theory and implementation when undergoing an agile transformation. Some organizations have a solid understanding of agile principles but can’t apply them. This can lead to uncertainty and skepticism about agile ideas. To combat this,...

Avoiding the Infamous DevOps Team

If you've begun your DevOps journey, chances are, you've considered forming a DevOps team. Seems like a pretty wise move! But, did you know that creating a DevOps team is decision many leaders grow to regret?

4 Reasons DevOps Might Not be Working for You

IT leaders are on an endless hunt to improve their organizations in ways that are cross-functional and efficient. Naturally, DevOps is often explored as a potential solution. The results speak for themselves: businesses successfully adopting DevOps are outperforming their peers. According to the DORA 2018 State of DevOps report, in the last year alone, high-performing DevOps organizations deployed 46x faster than their peers. Time to restore services took place an...