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21
Feb
2014

Data Analytics: We’ve Come a Long Way, Yet There is So Far Still to Go

Since the advent of IBM’s punch cards in the 1920s, the information technology industry has fostered improved decision making through data analysis. But the pace of progress has accelerated dramatically over the last decade, with storage costs dropping at an incredible pace (the price for a gigabyte of storage has fallen 99.5 percent since 2000), and internet connectivity becoming essentially
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07
Mar
2013

Selling Data Insights vs. Tools? Let’s Connect

I have written a number of times about the massive potential that resides in extracting insight from data. Leveraging new database, storage, parallel processing and cloud infrastructure, we can now get to these insights at cost levels and in timeframes that can impact decision making at very regular intervals and in major ways. This was just not possible a few
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20
Jul
2012

Video: Terascala CEO Steve Butler Explains the Big Data Opportunity

One of the biggest opportunities in Enterprise IT these days in “Big Data,” but this opportunity is not without real challenges.  Tackling these challenges requires innovation on many fronts. Processing massive sets of data requires powerful compute clusters, which much be complemented by equally powerful file storage systems. Terascala, a company we led the initial financing round for, has recently launched
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29
Apr
2012

ASCENT FUNDING NEWS

As the temperatures steadily rise in the early spring months here in Boston, we’ve been fortunate to close on a few exciting funding announcements with portfolio companies in enterprise technology sectors that we believe represent promising, high-growth investment opportunities…

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