What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #105

Lots on AI this week - China, enterprise, and Walmart; Github acquisition is code complete; Aaron Levie from Box with startup advice and Gmail creator Paul Bucheit on becoming a great engineer, markets gave back all gains for year and Microsoft crushed numbers

Scaling Startups

Aaron Levie

@levie

Starting up is the act of doing as many jobs as possible so your company can survive. Scaling is the act of shedding as many jobs as possible so your company can survive.

10:09 PM - 26 Oct 2018

Gmail Creator and YC Partner Paul Buchheit on Joining Google, How to Become a Great Engineer and Happiness - Triplebyte Blog

must read on what it takes to become a great engineer - Paul Buchheit is an engineer and partner at Y Combinator. He was the 23rd employee at Google, where he built Gmail and the first prototype for Adsense. After leaving Google he co-founded Friendfeed, which was acquired by Facebook.

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Enterprise Tech

Pivotal: transactions, Kubernetes, and taking an axe to long term support. – James Governor's Monkchips

@pivotal expanding its footprint in #Fortune500 for agile dev, there is no digital transformation without infrastructure spend and here is a great example

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Apple’s Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the “data industrial complex” – TechCrunch

Apple has always put consumer privacy first and makes attack at Google and Facebook, suggests a national law to protect consumers - this is a battleground which will be big in 2019

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Walmart weaves AI into back office |CIO Dive

former P&G shared services exec Yazdi outlines plans for automation at Walmart

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Fintan Ryan

@fintanr

Containers, kubernetes, serverless - all super interesting bits of tech, but zero value on their own. It’s the app that matters - not the plumbing. Focus on what matters despite the noise and choose what you need to do the job, don’t choose the hype.

11:54 AM - 21 Oct 2018

The Next Tech Talent Shortage: Quantum Computing Researchers - The New York Times

By some estimates, only 1,000 or so researchers can claim to understand the technology. Finding more could become a national security issue.

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China’s Surveillance State: AI startups, Tech Giants Are At The Center Of The Government's Plan

great read on China and AI - they are a dominant global player and starts with government spending and interaction - In part 1 of our China in AI series, we dig into patents, earnings transcripts, startup data, and government documents to detail the growth of surveillance tech in China.

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Cognitive and AI survey | Deloitte Insights

state of the AI industry - great read on where it’s getting traction and future opportunties - In our survey, early adopters are bullish on cognitive technologies’ value and are ramping up AI investments. But questions linger about risk management.

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25 Ways A.I. Is Changing Business | Fortune

all about AI and how it’s getting weaved into a number of indsustries from finance to fashion

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Markets

Pull request successfully merged. Starting build… | The GitHub Blog

Reliability, security, and performance will allow for more enterprise ready deployments, acquisition of GitHub complete, 31 million devs and growing

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Facebook reportedly aims to buy a 'major' cybersecurity company

don’t think this will solve problem but interesting in sense that Facebook is not an enterprise tech co but buying for their own use and differentiation - Facebook is still reeling from the hack that exposed 29 million users, but it may have a solution: go shopping. Sources talking to The Information claim that F…

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Web performance software company Cloudflare readies IPO -sources | Reuters

Cloudflare Inc, a U.S. startup whose software makes websites load faster and with greater security, is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) that could value it at more than $3.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said.

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Microsoft reports $29.1 billion in Q1 2019 revenue: Azure up 76%, Surface up 14%, and Windows up 3% | VentureBeat

Microsoft continues to crush numbers, closing gap on AWS market share as well - Microsoft today reported fiscal Q1 2019 earnings, including revenue of $29.1 billion, net income of $8.8 billion, and earnings per share of $1.14.

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By Ed Sim

Ed Sim's weekly readings and notes on VC, software, and scaling startups - #enterprise #seed #DeveloperFirst #IntelligentAutomation #DataInfra #CloudNative #Cybersecurity

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