What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #80

Must read from my friends at Battery Ventures on the state of the Enterprise Cloud and SaaS markets - trends, growth and more; if you’re a CEO please fill out the enterprise cloud/SaaS Metrics survey with Openview Partners and boldstart, great advice for founders when choosing their VC partner from Jeff Haynie at Pinpoint Software, also security remains white hot with Carbon Black IPO

Enterprise Cloud/SaaS Metrics Survey with OpenView

SaaS Metrics Survey - 2018 Edition

Please fill out if you run a SaaS co - see how you stack up against your peers!


Scaling Startups

A founder’s guide to evaluating the right VC partner

Pinpoint founder Jeff Haynie (boldstart portfolio co) shares his thoughts on how to choose the right VC partner, much wisdom here


Software 2018: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?

must read report from my friends at Battery Ventures - all about enterprise software, cloud and SaaS, growth rates, venture dollars invested, trends - Initially presented at CloudNY as follow up to last year’s Software 2017, this year’s presentation—authored by Battery’s Neeraj Agrawal and Logan Bartlett–prov…


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on innovation and organizational change | McKinsey & Company

Nadella speaks with McKinsey about doubling down on AI and cloud, pushing for more collaboration, confronting digital disruption, and the role of organizational culture.


Enterprise Tech

Why serverless computing is one of the biggest threats to containers - TechRepublic

while serverless rises, it will still coexist with kubernetes - Containers are booming, but still require developers to bother with servers. This is paving the way for more enterprise adoption of serverless.


Facebook Extends Push Into Enterprise Market - CIO Journal. - WSJ

FB making big push with tons of software integrations, going after Slack, MSFT Teams


Transforming the Air Force into a software company with more airpower - SiliconANGLE

great interview with Chief of Product on Kessel Run with US Air Force - move to a more agile and cloud native architecture


Alibaba's fourth quarter cloud revenue puts it on $2.8 billion annual run rate | ZDNet

don’t forget Alibaba cloud, growing super fast in China


Future-proof your IT career with these critical skills | CIO

what are the highest in demand IT skills today? - In the era of digital transformation, IT pros must adjust to a rapidly shifting technology and business landscape. Here’s a long-term look at where to aim your career in the years ahead.



Carbon Black stock surges 25% after IPO as cloud software stays hot - MarketWatch

security is white hot as another company goes public, this time Carbon Black - shares rally on their first day of trading Friday, firmly planting the cybersecurity company into unicorn territory after it priced its initial public offering above already elevated levels.


Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Accompany

Cisco investing heavily in collaboration and messaging biz, going after a huge multi billion market but need to reinvent for modern era vs old school webex



Adoption of security ratings platforms is on the rise - Help Net Security

nothing better than investing in founders whose product and category is becoming a line item on security budget - go Security Scorecard - While the threat landscape is growing more complex and dangerous, security ratings platforms are becoming a key component to address those threats while delivering a strong return on investment.


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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