What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #56

some great articles on scaling startups from lessons learned on failure to how to get a team to move forward successfully; use of AI from hackers is here and growing - harder for enterprises to defend than for hackers to attack and a solid report from Snyk (a portfolio company) on the state of open source security

Scaling Startups

How Coca-Cola, Netflix, and Amazon Learn from Failure

failing is a consequence of betting big - Encourage your team to embrace mistakes.


Disagree and Commit - A Management Principle for Highly Functioning Teams

Simple and solid advice via Tomasz Tunguz and Jeff Bezos and Andy Grove - let everyone disagree but once a decision is made, everyone fully commits


Zapier's Wade Foster on bringing easy automation to the enterprise - Inside Intercom

amazing perspective from Zapier founder, which has raised only $1.3mm funding and now growing rapidly


Enterprise Tech

Era of AI-Powered Cyberattacks Has Started - CIO Journal. - WSJ

unfortunately it’s easier for hackers to use AI to attack vs companies to defend, offense knows what they are doing and defense is much harder


Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang Is Fortune's 2017 Businessperson of the Year | Fortune

solid story on Nvidia CEO on transformation from gaming to AI chip powerhouse


Homeland Security team remotely hacked a Boeing 757 | CSO Online

everything that is connected can and will be hacked - this is scary stuff


IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service | TechCrunch

advancements coming at rapid pace but key is “logical” qubit which means error corrected, not just number of qubits - IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the..


The bitcoin price means boardrooms are now obsessed with blockchain — Quartz

we are witnessing the same phenomenon, every corporate we talk to is talking about the blockchain



Forecasters Eye Enterprise Tech Innovation - CIO Journal. - WSJ

awsome when the large mutual funds see the promise of enterprise IT - “It’s a sweet spot to be, ” Mr. Allen said about enterprise IT.“


Email marketer SendGrid up 13% following IPO | TechCrunch

great IPO for SendGrid which delivers a billion emails a day - raised $131mm and priced at $16 and closed on day 1 at $18



The State of Open Source Security 2017

awesome report on growth of open source and current state of security - remember Equifax was a victim of an unpatched Struts vulnerability


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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