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21
Sep
2012

Announcing the Second B2B IT Forum – “Cracking the Code in Enterprise Sales”

In June we hosted the inaugural B2B IT Forum, a new event series that focuses exclusively on rapidly emerging enterprise IT technologies. That event, which focused on cloud security, brought together some great local minds; we enjoyed hearing presentations from CloudLock, Copiun and Content Raven, and meeting people who share our interest in enterprise IT. The event was such a
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20
Sep
2012

Observations from Dreamforce 2012

I was at Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference yesterday with 95,000 of my closest friends. Seriously, that’s how many people registered for this event. It’s an impressive display of organizational prowess and the Salesforce team puts on a great show. The keynote yesterday morning featured lots of slick videos and loud music. It also included appearances by Tony Robbins, The Cake Boss
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20
Sep
2012

Reflecting on a Successful Exit – Fidelis Security Systems

I’d like to take a moment to congratulate Peter George and the entire management team at Fidelis Security Systems. The Company’s recent acquisition by General Dynamics is clear validation of Fidelis’ essential role in helping secure and monitor critical data for major business and government customers. Ascent is very appreciative of your efforts and thrilled with the outcome. In the
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07
Sep
2012

What’s the Opposite of Innovation?

by Eric B. Schultz, former CEO Sensitech, Venture Partner at Ascent There’s no denying that we live in the Age of Innovation. If you’re an entrepreneur in the midst of building a company, chances are good you’re soaked in a constant downpour of advice on innovation, all of which ends with the bone-chilling admonition, roughly translated, “Innovate or die.” I
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04
Sep
2012

Ascent’s August: Big Data, SaaS Metrics, Entrepreneurial Advice and More

Our blog has been relatively quiet for the last month, but it’s not because we’ve stopped writing or taken a long vacation. We’ve been quite busy, actually, contributing articles to various publications throughout the month of August. Here’s a quick recap of what we’ve written recently, in case you missed them: GigaOM: The Problem with SaaS Metrics (August 4th) I
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