What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #47

a tried and true challenge, how startups can move upstream to true enterprise sales - read below for more; the AI march continues with robots, Agriculture and more but the death of jobs is overrated

Scaling Startups

SaaS Leaders Share Their Advice On Moving Upmarket To Win Enterprise Customers

great post on how enterprise founders can move upmarket in sales with Grant Miller from Replicated (boldstart portfolio co) and others


Enterprise Tech

The Seven Deadly Sins of Predicting the Future of AI – Rodney Brooks

must read on the overestimation of AI today and why from Rodney Brooks, MIT


Say hello to your co-worker, HAL. Automation is hitting office jobs in Chicago - Chicago Tribune

Companies are starting to automate white-collar jobs.


As Amazon Pushes Forward With Robots, Workers Find New Roles - The New York Times

this has always been true through every industrial revolution - Amazon is on the forefront of automation, finding new ways of getting robots to do the work once handled by human employees.


John Deere is Paying $305 Million for Blue River Technology | Fortune.com

ML/AI everywhere - John Deere’s is acquiring Blue River Technology for its machine learning-powered crop sprayers.


API product manager, an all new species?

great article on growing importance of APIs in large enterprises and the gap in connecting to strategy and business


Introducing Azure confidential computing | Blog | Microsoft Azure

huge deal - fully encrypted databases on Azure protecting data at rest and in motion - huge applicabilities for blockchain and running ML models on enterprise data but keeping securey, ensuring data…



Larry Ellison: Oracle's Next Database Will Beat Amazon | Fortune.com

I’d really like to see this happen - there’s a reason why other dbs flourished - lack of innovation and high prices

“A self-driving database, like a self-driving car eliminates labor costs and the associated costs of human error. “Running the Oracle autonomous database is much cheaper than running human databases like Amazon amzn Redshift,” he said, referring to one of Amazon’s database options”


Why a 24-Year-Old Chipmaker Is One of Tech’s Hot Prospects - The New York Times

Nvidia and GPUs - however new wave are special purpose ASICs like Goog Tensor Flow an FPGAs from Intel, partnering with Microsoft

Nvidia, a maker of graphics processing units, is riding an artificial intelligence boom to put its chips in drones, robots and self-driving cars.



Open source vulnerabilities tripped Equifax, how can you defend yourself? | Snyk

time for security in dev ops and monitoring 3rd party components/modules from open source - could have prevented Equifax -

“Equifax, a credit monitoring giant, disclosed last week it was breached, exposing highly personal data of _143 million_ people. The breach root cause was a vulnerable version of an open source library called Struts. How can you handle such vulnerable libraries in your apps?”


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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