What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #68

some fascinating reads for the techies on machines on wall street amplifying market correction from the week; interview I did on enterprise trends for 2018, GDPR rising from all angles in security and enterprise discussion, and blockchain track and trace mangos in 2.2 seconds

What are the big questions investors are asking themselves this year?

please read on in an interview I did for Silicon Republic - this pretty much sums up our focus on enterprise infrastructure - every Fortune 1000 is a software company and lots of opportunities to invest - SaaS at seed is dead - Longtime VC investor and Boldstart Ventures founder Ed Sim shares his thoughts on everything from SaaS to GDPR.

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Scaling Startups

The Recent NPS Debate - What You Should Really Know

if you use NPS to measure customer success and satisfaction, remember there are some flaws and important to keep a balance approach

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Enterprise Tech

Business Interest in Blockchain Picks Up While Cryptocurrency Causes Conniptions - WSJ

Walmart traced the origin of a bag of mangoes in 2.2 seconds, shelf back to source via blockchain

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RSA Conference: Security Pros Are Rising in the Corporate Ranks | Fortune

and GDPR is the topic of 2018 - RSA Conference data demonstrates how security professionals are climbing the corporate ladder into the c suite and board room.

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Tech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules - The New York Times

GDPR is coming and it will be a massive problem, I keep saying its the next Y2K problem - A stringent set of data protection rules will take effect in Europe in May. Facebook, Google and others are working overtime to be ready.

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Every study we could find on what automation will do to jobs, in one chart, MIT Technology Review

will automation destroy jobs or create them and if so how many? - a summary of many reports and their predictions

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Markets

Machines Had Their Fingerprints All Over a Dow Rout for the Ages - Bloomberg

Risk parity funds. Volatility-targeting programs. Statistical arbitrage. Sometimes the U.S. stock market seems like a giant science project, one that can quickly turn hazardous for its human inhabitants.

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A.I. Has Arrived in Investing. Humans Are Still Dominating. - The New York Times

and on flip side, an ETF powered by AI exclusively only delivered 3.2% returns vs 5.1% on an index

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Inside Wall Street's $8 Billion VIX Time Bomb - Bloomberg

fascinating read for why the market blew up a bit this past week - due to a trade on volatility called the VIX ETF - It was the hot trade on Wall Street, a seemingly sure thing that lulled everyone from hedge fund managers to small-time investors.

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boldstart

What Makes a “Healthy” Serverless App? – IOpipe Blog

from portfolio co iopipe - how do you monitor and diagnose your serverless infrastructure, proactively

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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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