Everyone knows that we are map nerds. But very few may actually be aware of our book worm alter-egos.
Now sure, we know what you’re going to say: “I bet this has something to do with Sci-Fi and tech.”
You’re right. :)
However, while we enjoy the classics (ala Brave New World, 1984, and of course because of its travel aspects The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and would love to spend days discussing each of them, for this blog post we just want to get right down to (technical) business.
The Phoenix Project
The beginning is always the best place to start. And for you developers out there, there literally isn’t a better place to start than by reading The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win. Granted, The Phoenix Project may not be for individuals who crave deep plot twists and character development. However, for those looking for a great base in “how tech things work,” look no further.
The New Digital Age
Ever wonder what it will be like in the future? Well then The New Digital Age is for you. Penned by two Googlers, Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, The New Digital Age takes an in-depth look into how tech will shape everything in the future, including how driverless cars will soon rule the road, and how smartphones will be used by remote fisherman to prevent overfishing. So basically the best book ever. :)
Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave
Big data is big. Yet, while it is becoming more and more prevalent each day, its nuances are still being further defined and in many cases have yet to be understood. Taming the Big Data Tidal Wave: Finding Opportunities in Huge Data Streams with Advanced Analytics does great job of not only defining what big data is and where it fits in today’s modern world, but also gives insight into how it can be put to better and where it could take us in the future.
So there you have it, skobbler’s IT Best Sellers (way more prestigious than The New York Times).