What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #54

all about education this week; nice primer on how enterprises can think about blockchain; what is new definition of cloud native vs the old one, and why AI will create more jobs in long run than is lost

Scaling Startups

How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them - NYTimes.com

applied curiosity, love challenges, do current job well and that will get you moving upstream


2017 Private SaaS Company Survey – Part 2 | For Entrepreneurs

for all you SaaS metric junkies here is Part 2 which “dives into: Application delivery methods, Operational costs and gross margins, Contract terms, Retention and churn, Capital requirements, & Accounting methods.”


Enterprise Tech

Cloud-Native, Seven Years On... - The New Stack

what does it mean to be cloud native? Must read…


Digital Object and Blockchain | Accenture

how to think about enterprise blockchain - rethink data ownership and digital objects - great primer


AI will eliminate 1.8M jobs but create 2.3M by 2020, claims Gartner - TechRepublic

so true - we don’t know yet but if history shows, new technologies may eliminate jobs in near term but create new ones in long term


Some thoughts on “the top contributors to GitHub 2017”. – James Governor's Monkchips

wow - Pivotal contributing as much open source as IBM which is 150x bigger!


Mastercard’s boss just told a Saudi audience that ‘data is the new oil’

not a surprise here but when you tell the largest oil producers in world…



Bitcoin Moves Toward Mainstream, Poised to Join Oil, Gold in Futures Trading - WSJ

bitcoin up big on this - hit over 7k - “CME will launch a futures contract based on bitcoin, a big step toward moving the digital currency into the financial mainstream.”


One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week - Motherboard

whoa! Bitcoin’s surge in price has sent its electricity consumption soaring.



What lessons can companies learn from major data breaches?

trifecta of boldstart cos mentioned in this article - Snyk, Security Scorecard, Hypr - With recent data breaches in Deloitte and Equifax in the public eye, what should companies be doing to secure their networks?


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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