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Author: Luke Burns

Congrats to Codeship – Ranked as a Top 5 Continuous Integration Vendor by Forrester

Congrats to Codeship – Ranked as a Top 5 Continuous Integration Vendor by Forrester

Ascent Portfolio company Codeship was recently ranked as a Top 5 Continuous Integration Vendor by Forrester’s Wave™ report, surpassing competitors like IBM, Atlassian, and JetBrains (see the report here: Forrester Wave Report on Continuous Integration tools). According to Forrester, Codeship excelled due to its product vision and execution for the Codeship Pro product and the company’s overall market […]

Automation and the Future of Work

Automation and the Future of Work

The topic of artificial intelligence (AI) is red hot and dominates the headlines for much of the daily tech news cycle. There’s been some intriguing (and attention grabbing) themes running between these headlines including the potential for AI to end humanity (which included a public feud between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg).  Another key theme […]

Next-Gen Enterprise Tech: How AR & VR Are Pushing New Boundaries

Next-Gen Enterprise Tech: How AR & VR Are Pushing New Boundaries

Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) are arguably technology’s next big thing. Recent research from IDC reports the AR/VR market will reach $162 billion within four years, representing an impressive 181.3 percent compounded annual growth rate. Additionally, Gartner’s latest emerging technologies Hype Cycle plots AR and VR on the “Slope of Enlightenment.” AR and VR […]

Why We Invested in Codeship

Why We Invested in Codeship

I’m thrilled to announce Ascent’s newest portfolio company, Codeship, a leader in continuous integration and continuous delivery. The company offers a cloud-based platform for developers to automate the laborious process of testing and deploying software updates quickly, reliably and securely. Codeship is 100% SaaS-based, providing the ease of trial and ease of use that is […]

Cisco announces its intent to acquire Ascent VC Portfolio Company CloudLock

This is an exciting day as Cisco announced its intent to acquire our portfolio company CloudLock (read more here). It’s a story that warrants celebration, especially in the Boston-area, where it is another example of Massachusetts’ global leadership in the IT security ecosystem. Since its founding in 2011, CloudLock has grown to be at the forefront […]

Ascent B2B IT Forum – Machine Learning: How Artificial Intelligence is Invading the Enterprise

Ascent B2B IT Forum – Machine Learning: How Artificial Intelligence is Invading the Enterprise

There’s no denying that machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are invading the enterprise at warp speed. Almost every industry is affected by the technology, and the innovation it inspires is fascinating. According to Gartner, machine learning is one of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2016. Most of us are already — often […]

Machine Learning – How Artificial Intelligence is Invading the Enterprise

Machine Learning – How Artificial Intelligence is Invading the Enterprise

Machine learning, a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building, is at the top of the “hype curve” for emerging technologies and is one of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2016, according to Gartner. It’s safe to say that most of us are already interacting with machine learning applications on a […]

RSA 2016: Key Takeaways

RSA 2016: Key Takeaways

This year’s RSA conference was bigger than ever with more than 40,000 attendees. San Francisco buzzed with security vendors, buyers and investors as they crowded the lobbies of hotels and coffee shops with endless meetings. Being immersed in the atmosphere at RSA was both invigorating and overwhelming. It proved that while the need for cybersecurity […]