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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Homeland Security team remotely hacked a Boeing 757 | CSO Online

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

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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..

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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

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Markets

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.“

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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

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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

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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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