What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #63

Happy New Year! I’m super pumped about enterprise tech in 2018 and please read my medium post on our thoughts on the year ahead - spoiler is much of it is related to the news I cover every week; besides that lots on blockchain and enterprise this week and a great CNN interview with Alex Yampolskiy (portfolio co Security Scorecard) on what and what not to be concerned about with the chip security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre

boldstart in 2017, enterprise tech in 2018

our predictions for enterprise tech in 2018 and the year in review…


One of clearer viewpoints on Intel chip flaw from Alex Yampolskiy at portfolio co Security Scorecard

What's going on with the #Intel security flaw  @ayampolskiy, CEO at @security - YouTube

What's going on with the #Intel security flaw @ayampolskiy, CEO at @security - YouTube

Scaling Startups

5 Books About the Future Elon Musk Thinks You Should Read | Money

I’ve read most of these, looking forward to checking out Structures…


Enterprise Tech

Fundamental challenges with public blockchains – Preethi Kasireddy – Medium

great post on what’s needed at infrastructure level for the public blockchain - scale, better privacy, dev tools and more


Is Your Startup Stalled? Pivot to Blockchain | WIRED

so true! same goes for blockchain, u r not a crypto co or a blockchain co - what problem do u solve an order of magnitude better, cheaper, faster and why is blockchain or tokens the right platform or incentive vs starting point


Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers - The New York Times

this could be one of the worst security flaws in history, every computer is vulnerable - “Called Meltdown, the first and most urgent flaw affects nearly microprocessors made by Intel. The second, Spectre, affects most other chips.”


Here’s What Happens to a Startup When Google Gets All Up in Its Business, Bloomberg

will be interesting to see how Docker evolves in 2018 - can it scale its revenue base in a Kubernetes-dominated world???


13 Questions for the Blockchain as We Enter 2018 – Cryptocurrency Hub

what’s in store for blockchain in 2018 and what needs to be proven


How to Modernize Legacy Applications for a Microservices-Based Deployment, The New Stack

great step-by-step post on how to modernize legacy apps to a microservices world


Pandora's Bot: How Cyber Weapons Can Wreak Havoc

all about botnets, how to take them down and why it’s hard to keep them from coming back - expect more botnets in 2018…


How AI Will Evolve in 2018—Experts Weigh In – PC Magazine – Medium

What’s in store for AI in 2018?


The Cloud in 2017: AWS shows no signs of slowing during the year of Kubernetes GeekWire

solid overview - rise of AWS, kubernetes becoming a standard esp. as it relates to multicloud deployment, serverless still early, and more…


I just asked 23,000 developers what they think of JavaScript. Here’s what I learned.

state of JavaScript - some interesting trends like GraphQL coming on the horizon



Ripple: Price Surges Past $3, Second Most Valuable Currency | Fortune

Ripple cranking (full disclosure: i own XRP) - has real enterprise use case but centrally managed - “Ripple’s recent run is remarkable in part because it has eclipsed Ethereum, which was long the number two digital currency.”


Microsoft to acquire hybrid cloud storage company Avere Systems | VentureBeat

all about hybrid cloud data storage - on-prem and on Azure, key to scaling in regulated enterprises


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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