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What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #114
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a relaxing holiday season and are ready for what’s ahead in 2019. This week’s stories include our own look at 2019 and recap of 2018 along with some amazing reads on surviving the enterprise sales chasm, don’t rely on AI as your advantage, and Google’s security trends for 2019. Here’s to a healthy, happy and prosperous 2019 and thank you for reading!
here’s our third annual enterprise outlook and recap of prior year
1. Solve *one* problem no one has paid attention to in a really big (potential or existing) market. Insanely well.
2. Then, “listen” to customers and address their next biggest problem related to that first problem.
3. Repeat until your startup is worth $1 Trillion.
2:27 PM - 1 Jan 2019
must read by Martin Casado, a16z, on the fallacies of crossing the chasm and how enterprise startups can survite it
great read for founders to think about their advantage and remember AI is not a business, it’s a technology - We are in the middle of an AI boom. Machine Learning experts command extraordinary salaries, investors are happy to open their hearts and checkbooks when meeting AI startups. And rightly so: this is…from Ryszard Szopa
zero-trust and passwordless as two themes ahead - As we look ahead to 2019, here are some security trends to watch from some of the people here at Google Cloud who think about security every day.
Must read on the power of #cloudnative for the Fortune 500, how a 135 year old company is becoming agile and software-first, as I’ve always said “there is no digital transformation without infrastructure spend”
nation state hackers don’t want credit card info, they want passport info, where you’ve been, linkages to government officials and their travel history and more - Marriott International said fewer customers were affected in a massive data breach than initially feared but confirmed that hackers had compromised the passport numbers of millions of people.
some of the best companies are built in the worst times, same goes for blockchain although it is not a magic solution, boring enterprise blockchain will steadily build while the crypto crash gets the headlines
deep in Microsoft labs, they are working on a personal data bank, many companies have tried this before but will require Google or Microsoft like scale to pull this off
great long read on GM’s focus on automation in 1972, historical context and learnings as we move towards a new world of automation
if market craters in 2019, here are 10 tech cos with plenty of dry powder to acquire companies, many have an enterprise tilt
How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio
confused about the economy and what’s in store for 2019. watch the video and here’s the text as well
By Ed Sim
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