What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #28

busy week - if you’re interested in what’s going on in SaaS market, check out my post from HackerNoon on the “blurring lines in enterprise Saas;” other must reads include datadog’s report on exploding docker adoption and Influitive’s post on what developer relations is


Blurring lines in enterprise SaaS; the race to own customer data

my blog post from Hackernoon about the SaaS race to be the platform for all customer data


Viptela Acquisition Further Reflects Cisco’s Move to Software

my comments on viptela acquisition - as software eating the world, cisco making big moves to adapt to selling software…


How Blockchain Startups Will Solve The Identity Crisis For The Internet Of Things

solid thoughts on biometrics and blockchain from hypr cofounder George Avetisov - The future will be powered by a set of objects connected through a network known as the Internet of Things (“IOT”). However, just as data security protects humans from identity theft, the same will be required within IOT.


Scaling Startups

4 Things That Set Successful CEOs Apart

on leadership, 4 traits on successful CEOs and also some interesting findings :“For example, our analysis revealed that while boards often gravitate toward charismatic extroverts, introverts are slightly more likely to surpass the expectations of their boards and investors.”


Enterprise Tech

Fuel of the future: Data is giving rise to a new economy | The Economist

data as new oil, interesting chart on AI mentioned in earnings calls


CIO Stats: What Keeps CIOs Up at Night - CIO Journal. - WSJ

recurring themes - cybersecurity, and getting alignment from business and IT - some call that digital transformation…


8 surprising facts about real Docker adoption

larger companies leading adoption of docker and usage overall up 40% year over year - see more from Datadog report


An Intro to Developer Relations: What It Is & Why You Need It

great post on developer relations and what it is and how to build the community around your product - “Trying to reach developers, programmers and engineers? Throw out your marketing playbook and replace it with a developer relations strategy instead.”



Investor VCs and Operator VCs – AVC

great post from Fred Wilson about investor VCs vs Operator VCs, and importance of thinking strategically


Twilio shares crushed as major customer Uber pulls business - MarketWatch

customer concentration risk when you are a public company


Cloudera’s IPO – Accel Insights – Medium

great insights from first investment to IPO from Accel’s Ping Li


What the current US venture industry looks like in 24 charts | PitchBook News

quick look at the VC industry from Pitchbook - investment dollars falling, etc


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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