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08
Aug
2014

The Real Deal Surrounding Digital Currency

Last week, I attended the Digital Currencies Conference in NYC. Organized by American Banker, it’s a good conference to dig-in to digital currency as it has a more realistic bent and a good representation from banks and government regulators. Think less ‘Bitcoin bravado’ and more real details of how the underlying technologies could be integrated into the global financial system,
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01
Mar
2013

Announcing the Ascent Storify Page

While our singular focus at Ascent is enterprise IT, our portfolio spans a wide range of tech subcategories: Software & SaaS, Data & Analytics, Cloud Business Services, Mobility & Communications, Financial Services & Transaction Technology, and Security & Compliance. Each sector witnesses regular news and innovation, and each has numerous compelling stories.      To help facilitate telling those stories, we’ve created
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24
Jan
2013

Technology Drives Change at a Top Global Bank

Ascent strives to anticipate long-term technology trends within the enterprise that can change business for the better. Taking the long view means the technologies we identify can take years before their impact is felt at the enterprise level, so it’s encouraging to get a glimpse of emerging areas of technology that are already driving massive change at large companies. Recently
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08
Jun
2012

ASCENT INDEX: e-commerce (May 23 – June 6)

We’ve been keeping a close watch on our enterprise IT terms over the past few weeks, and noticed one standing out high above the others.  While not a new term by any measure, yet still a very important one that continues to see growing activity, “e-commerce” had 28,847 mentions in the two-week period we examined, with an average of 1,800
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30
May
2012

Considering the Human Element in Online Trading

Earlier this year I participated in the Computational Science Ventures lecture series hosted by Harvard’s Institute for Applied Computational Science. It was an opportunity to engage with students and faculty on a topic we follow closely at Ascent – the merging of the physical and digital worlds and the resulting opportunities for innovative new products and services. One of the
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