What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #49

must reads in Scaling Startups - from enterprise selling to essential advice from YC for founders and the rest is about AI from Slack to Microsoft with ability to bring data science models to Excel…

Scaling Startups

Building a Successful Sales Machine (close.io/mulesoft)

great article on building a successful enterprise sales machine


YC’s Essential Startup AdviceYC’s Essential Startup Advice – Y Combinator

must read - what YC considers the most important, most transformative advice for startups.


Enterprise Tech

Slack CEO: How We’ll Use AI to Reduce Information Overload - MIT Technology Review

Stewart Butterfield talks about how machine learning can help your work productivity.


Microsoft launches new machine learning tools | TechCrunch

this is big - integration with Excel bringing data models to analysts


Workplace, Facebook’s enterprise edition, snaps up Walmart as a customer | TechCrunch

Workplace – Facebook’s bid to take on the Slack, Microsoft and the rest of the players in the market of business chat and collaboration – is getting a big..


First quantum computers need smart software : Nature News & Comment

Early devices must solve real-world problems, urge Will Zeng and colleagues.


Goldman Sachs partner warns on Amazon cloud risks - Financial News

multi-cloud in enterprises will become a must-have, can’t have vendor lock-in and concentration risk

“Senior executives at Goldman and Standard Chartered are worried about an over-reliance on a small band of cloud service providers”


AI Shouldn’t Believe Everything It Hears - MIT Technology Review

preventing this will be difficult as hackers continue to find new ways, A new trick can fool voice-recognition systems into totally mishearing what a recording says.


Cloud Native Open Source License Choices – tecosystems

what open source licenses are companies using - apache growing fast



The Best Investment Since 1926? Apple - The New York Times

Apple has generated more wealth for shareholders than any other of the top 50 companies, which account for 40 percent of stock market wealth.



Manifold Launches With Developer Services Marketplace

congrats! (boldstart investment) - Manifold launches from stealth with a $15 million series A to tackle the third party application services management problem.


Equifax Security Showed Signs of Trouble Months Before Hack - WSJ

portfolio co Security Scorecard highlighted dangers signs months before the hack


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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