What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #25

great reads this week from Jeff Bezos on how he is keeping Amazon relevant and ahead to managing your sales forecast and DNS highjacking

Scaling Startups

This is the Jeff Bezos playbook for preventing Amazon’s demise - Recode

staying relevant: obsess about the customer, don’t become a victim to process, embrace outside trends - machine learning/AI


Tanium’s Family Empire Is in Crisis - Bloomberg

building a culture of contribution and respect is huge; no matter how great your company is on paper it won’t be without proper management


Control, or Be Controlled: Sales Forecasting Done Right

putting process in place to realize better sales forecasting in the enterprise - key is deal qualification and for head of sales to vet and scrub the forecasts of reps


Enterprise Tech

An Unprecedented Heist Hijacked a Brazilian Bank’s Entire Online Operation | WIRED

Fascinating read - protect your DNS at registry or can take over website and email…


Munich Re’s Big Data Effort Paves Way to New Insurance Products - CIO Journal. - WSJ

the more time I spend with large insurance cos, the more I am convinced of innovation on horizon, consolidation of data, analytics to price premiums, AI to improve ops…



NYC's beleaguered startup scene looks for a win with Yext IPO | VentureBeat | Entrepreneur | by Chris O'Brien

sensationalist title - NYC needs IPO win but community we are building on enterprise and NYC is strong and getting stronger every day


Cyber-breaches wipe billions off investors' portfolios, report claims

no surprise here, direct correlation to hacks and stock prices, boards now adding CISO to the mix


Okta pops as Wall Street continues to take a shine to the enterprise | TechCrunch

Okta continuing the enterprise tech IPO success…



White Lies Are Hurting Your Business. How to Stop Them.

why your organization needs constructive feedback or radical candor by Dev at MongoDB - highlights what portfolio co Security Scorecard is preaching


Support Software is Broken. The Future of Customer Support Is CRM

You probably think that Support software is a sleepy, boring software category where there isn’t a lot of innovation. You’re right. But that is about to change. This blog post will explain why…


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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