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What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #149

Enterprise tech was white hot and now with expectations so high, even solid growth on earnings report
What's Hot in Enterprise IT/VC - Issue #149
By Ed Sim • Issue #149 • View online
Enterprise tech was white hot and now with expectations so high, even solid growth on earnings reports are bringing high flyers like Crowdstrike and Slack back to earth; Big props to BigID this week (a portfolio co) which announced its $50mm Series C led by Bessemer Venture Partners and including Salesforce, another deep dive into security with a tweetstorm from Phil Venables, and COBOL turns 60

Scaling Startups
Werner Vogels
in one tweet? 1) if you want to be a VP of Engineering focus on teams and people and how to make them succesfull 2) wanna be a CTO? Simplify. Focus on the business, what is the simplest, most robust Tech/Ops that makes the business succeed.
10:22 AM - 6 Sep 2019
Ed Sim
Founders when hiring senior execs, 🔑 is to strike a balance; set clear goals and manage to them but don’t micromanage, manage too closely and you lose your team and not closely enough and you miss hitting important milestones. I've seen both time and time again
4:42 PM - 4 Sep 2019
Enterprise Tech
Matt Asay
Gartner: Global IT spending in 2019 to top $3.79 TRILLION. Public cloud spending? $214 billion. Cloud is not about trading market share between AWS, Azure, Alibaba, or GCP; rather, it is about making that other ~95% of IT spending dramatically more productive. We have work to do
10:12 AM - 4 Sep 2019
another insightful tweetstorm from Phil Venables, former CISO Goldman Sachs on vulnerability management…
Phil Venables
Vulnerability Management. A thread.

I don’t see much written on vulnerability management in more holistic terms vs. patch/bug fixing. This might be ok given a lot of vuln. mgmt. should be contextualized into enterprise risk/control. But still worth a short thread.......

9:55 AM - 1 Sep 2019
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