6 tech books every CEO watch list must include

They say read before you think, because the more you read, the more you know. With that being said, Abigail Opiah lists six must-reads that every tech executive should have on their physical or digital bookshelves.

The Art of the Data Center: A Look Inside the World’s Most Innovative and Compelling Computing Environments

Author: Douglas Alger

In The Art of the Data Center, Cisco’s Douglas Alger ushers you behind the scenes of 18 of the world’s most innovative data centres. Through interviews with their designers, Alger reveals why key decisions were made in the data centre designing process, and unveils how construction and other challenges were overcome. He goes behind the scenes with companies like Cisco, eBay, Facebook, and Yahoo! presenting design lessons that can be applied in widely diverse environments. The book attempts to help companies and IT organisations to understand the state-ofthe-art in data centre design. Data centre professionals directly involved in planning, design, or operations will find this book useful.

5G Explained: Security and Deployment of Advanced Mobile Communications

Author: Jyrki T. J. Penttinen

The book provides industry professionals with information on 5G Mobile Networks. Penttinen focuses on the development and employment of 5G mobile networks and, more specifically, the challenges inherent in adjusting to new global standardisation requirements and in maintaining a high level of security even as mobile technology expands to new horizons. The text discusses the Internet of Things (IoT), and how to keep networks reliable when many different devices with varying levels of user involvement and competence constantly access them. 5G Explained is for specialists who need rapid acclimation to the possibilities and concerns presented by 5G adoption, thus assumes some prior knowledge of mobile communications.

Forge Your Future with Open Source

Author: Vicky Brasseur

This book has a unique set up as anyone can contribute to it via submission, which is evident in the real world experiences shown on every page. This book doesn’t assume that you’re a programmer, or even that you have prior experience with free and opensource software. It teaches you to learn what open source is, where it came from, and why it is important. The book covers the history and philosophies of the open-source movement and investigates the benefits of contributing to open source. This book is targeted at a wide scope of industry professionals from software executives to new students in the field.


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Data Infrastructure Management: Insights and Strategies

Author: Greg Schulz

This book looks at the various application and data demand drivers, along with data infrastructure options from legacy on-premise, public cloud, hybrid, software-defined data centre, software data infrastructure, container as well as serverless along with infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), IT as a Service (ITaaS) along with related technology, trends, tools, techniques and strategies. Filled with example scenarios, tips and strategy considerations, the book covers frequently asked questions and answers to aid strategy as well as decision-making. The book is for individuals who are currently involved with or looking to expand their knowledge and tradecraft skills of data infrastructures along with associated topics that arise in the sector.

Multi-Access Edge Computing in Action

Authors: Dario Sabella, Alex Reznik, and Rui Frazao

This book provides a complete and strategic overview of Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC). It covers network and technology aspects, describes the market scenarios from the different stakeholders’ point of view, and analyses deployment aspects and actions to engage the ecosystem. Multi-Access Edge Computing exists in and supports a highly complex “5G world” in which technologists and non-technology decision-makers must act in concert and do so within a large interconnected ecosystem of which MEC is just one, albeit an important, part. Divided into three sections, with several chapters in each, the book addresses these three key aspects: technology, markets, and ecosystems from public edge clouds to 5G standards and industry groups.

Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World

Author: Marc Goodman

The book is a deep dive into the digital underground illuminating the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you – and how this makes everyone more vulnerable. Goodman takes readers on a vivid journey through the darkest recesses of the Internet. He explores how bad actors are primed to hijack the technologies of tomorrow. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology and modern times have led to modern crimes. The book serves as an urgent call to action that shows how we can take back control of our own devices and harness technology’s tremendous power for the betterment of humanity – before it is too late.

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