What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #57

great slide deck on what makes best in class enterprise software companies; why zero knowledge proof required for banks on the blockchain; all about AWS reinvent this week- the whole infrastructure world will be there and if you are reading this, you should too; AWS just added machine learning consultancy and lab for customers - going after the enterprise world in a tried and true fashion; end of net neutrality would be terrible for us consumers so let’s make sure to rally against this; and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Value of data driven security ratings from Security Scorecard (a portfolio co)

Value of data driven security ratings from Security Scorecard (a portfolio co)

Scaling Startups

Best in Class: Lessons from Publicly Traded Enterprise SaaS Companies

great slide deck on what makes great enterprise software companies - also case study on Atlassian’s amazing bottom up sales model


Enterprise Tech

AWS ramps up in AI with new consultancy services and Rekognition features | TechCrunch

this is big - AWS opening machine learning lab for customers adding some consultancy work to lock down huge enterprise customers - AWS is opening a machine learning lab, ML Solutions Lab, to pair Amazon machine learning experts with customers looking to build solutions using the AI tech


What If Kubernetes Is One Big Google Conspiracy? - Enterprise Cloud News

food for thought - Google knows software and is this an end-around to AWS dominance, bringing multi-cloud orchestration and other software to developers? - “Google’s latest effort at world domination includes Kubernetes, at least according to one theory.”


Why America’s Biggest Bank Digs Anonymous Cryptocurrency - MIT Technology Review

zero-knowledge proof key to blockchain which ethereum cannot provide and zcash can - “A JPMorgan collaboration with the tiny startup Zcash shows how serious financial institutions are about blockchain technology.”


F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms - The New York Times

End of net neutrality would be terrible for consumers - throttling of websites and being charged more to access other sites could happen - “A rollback of net neutrality regulations would represent a significant victory for companies like AT&T and Comcast and would amount to a strike against consumers.”


Sumitomo Group announces the largest-ever RPA deal, but is this really all RPA? - Horses for Sources

RPA or robotic process automation getting huge - $60mm contract with Sumitomo - some food for thought - is this really all RPA and are the claims for cost savings and productivity valid?


The Ultimate List Of Announcements Expected From AWS re:Invent 2017 - Part 2

great list - lots of Machine Learning, tools for data scientists, edge compute and more - AWS Reinvent has become a must-attend event for anyone investing in infrastructure


Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People - Bloomberg

so many things wrong with this - besides ethical implications - complete lax of security by leaving AWS login credentials in source code and no 2FA



Cash Sloshes Into Venture Funds, Prompting Fears of Excess - WSJ

Silicon Valley is bursting with fledgling venture-capital funds as cash continues to flow despite worries that startups have generally returned little in profits.



Open source's big weak spot? Flawed libraries lurking in key apps | ZDNet

Snyk locking down open-source scanning for dependencies and vulnerabilities - “To avoid becoming the next Equifax, it could be a good idea to scan your apps for vulnerable open-source libraries.”


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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