Some folks may have been daydreaming about beach getaways ahead of the Independence Day holiday, but BOCA was fully engaged in launch mode, with exciting projects to propel two companies and several major new products into the public sphere. After months of strategy, planning, and preparation, we were finally able to execute the public unveiling of JASK, a security startup that uses artificial intelligence to monitor and protect networks, and appOrbit, an application platform provider that allows customers to automate the modeling, delivery, and management of enterprise software on any modern infrastructure in minutes, both of which emerged from stealth last week.

Last Monday, appOrbit unveiled its revolutionary new platform that enables enterprises to create new applications and migrate legacy apps to any cloud, container, or microservice–without code changes–after three years of hard work behind the scenes. BOCA helped communicate the story about this exciting innovation, earning coverage for appOrbit and its new platform from respected industry journalists like Chris Preimsbergerr of eWEEK, Joseph Tsidulko at CRN, and SiliconANGLE’s Mike Wheatley, among others. The appOrbit platform dramatically speeds up the movement of legacy applications like Siebel and Oracle to any cloud or container infrastructure, and by freeing enterprise applications from underlying dependencies, its customers can accelerate release cycles, improve quality and save millions in IT spending.

On Tuesday, JASK burst onto the scene and announced $12 million in Series A funding led by Dell Technologies Capital along with TenEleven Ventures. Aggressive pre-pitching and media outreach helped the company earn standalone articles in top-tier business, tech and trade publications, including a VentureBeat profile, a feature story in TechCrunch, and an examination of JASK’s technology from SDxCentral. The new investment will empower JASK to expand its data science teams, accelerate product development, and focus on machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) research in preparation for a very busy year.

The excitement continued throughout the week with major product launches from BOCA clients Datameer, SugarCRM, and Veem. Sugar announced SugarCRM Hint, the debut product from the company’s new Relationship Intelligence product line that automatically searches the web for a contact’s professional and company information, delivering a wealth of information that empowers customer-facing employees to quickly learn more about their contacts. Coverage came in quickly from a variety outlets, including ZDNet, CMSWire, and ITBusinessEdge, which detailed the new movement to infuse CRM apps with relationship intelligence. Meanwhile, Datameer released SmartAI, a new solution that allows enterprises to democratize data science and apply and execute trusted models against massive datasets, garnering press in outlets like SD Times, Datanami and Techseen. And then Veem announced an integration with QuickBooks Online to help users and accounting professionals streamline the process of making international payments, catching the eye of reporters at CoinDesk, Investopedia and others covering payment technology and accounting.

On top of all that, BOCA oversaw the release of Druva’s latest report on ransomware that could not have been better timed to coincide with last week’s headlines about a the “Petya” ransomware attack that hit major businesses and public organizations across the world. Over 800 companies participated in Druva’s study, which uncovered that more than 80 percent of respondents experienced a rise in ransomware attacks and that half of businesses hit by ransomware were attacked multiple times. The report was written up in a variety of security and technology publications, including Information Age, Dark Reading and VMblog.

Summer vacation season may have started last month, but news never sleeps and we were excited to kick off the season with a raft of eye-catching announcements. Knowing our clients are being recognized for their pioneering work is a big reason for us to celebrate.

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