What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #67

big cloud providers crushing it on revenue with AWS hitting over $5b of quarterly rev and Google cloud at $1b mark; thoughts on cybersecurity at board level, bringing automation to large enterprises requires training employees yet many cos aren’t doing this days Accenture survey, congrats to portfolio co BigID on $14mm Series a financing, and crypto markets in a free fall


BigID pulls in $14 million Series A to help identify private customer data across big data stores | TechCrunch

Congrats @bigidsecure @dimitrisirota @nimrodv - been great to partner from #firstcheck to Series A - GDPR is the next Y2K problem and well positioned to identify and manage, thrilled to partner with Clearsky Security Fund @ComcastVentures @sap_iO - As data privacy becomes an increasingly important notion, especially with the EU’s GDPR privacy laws coming online in May, companies need to find ways to..


Enterprise Tech

Guardian CEO Says She's Focused on Deals to Help With Tech – Bloomberg

Guardian CEO Says She's Focused on Deals to Help With Tech – Bloomberg

great interview with @guardianlife CEO Deanna Mulligan on how she’s reinventing Guardian and how “She’s Focused on Deals to Help With Tech” agile, blockchain, automation amongst areas


In Drive to AI, Employers Shirk Training: Survey,CIO Journal, WSJ

Key to deploying automation using AI is keeping humans trained - Accenture survey of large businesses still show lag in doing this


The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy | Quanta Magazine

Quantum computing is super promising but lots of fundamental issues and challenges that still need to be solved - for what it’s worth, we are hearing more and more enterprises exploring for the future


Cybersecurity Firm Tenable Reveals $189M in Revenue | Fortune

great to see some security companies that are on path to stand-alone and IPO like Tenable vs small acquisition bait


Express Scripts Clashes With Investor Over Cyber-Risk Disclosure - Bloomberg

cybersecurity coming at board level - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will review a dispute between Express Scripts Holding Co. and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli over his effort to force the prescription-benefits manager to increase cyber-risk disclosures.


Strategies for CIOs who want the C-suite on their side | CIO Dive

solid read on how CIOs and CFOs should be working together - from my perspective, CIOs Need to think like VCs - don’t be afraid to fail , think big, take portfolio approach on IT projects, double down on winners. It’s happening with most forward thinking orgs



Amazon Web Services hits $5B in quarterly revenue with no signs of slowing down – GeekWire

and AWS keeps growing - It looks like the whole cloud computing thing is going to work out well for Amazon. Amazon Web Services reported quarterly revenue of $5.1 billion…


Google Cloud hits $1 billion in quarterly revenue, but still lags behind AWS | VentureBeat

3rd place behind AWS and MSFT but still massive numbers - Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced today that the tech giant’s cloud division reached a significant milestone during the last quarter of 2017: It is now making $1 billion per quarter selling computing services to other businesses.


Red Hat Shakes Up Container Ecosystem With CoreOS Deal

all about Kubernetest - CoreOS jumped on bandwagon early and now bought for $250 million


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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