It’s been a little while! After a hiatus due to some unfortunate personal issues, I’m back with some exciting news to report. My first book is available now in both hardback and eBook, courtesy of Lulu.
Network Horizons: Emerging Technologies and Applications, 2018 – 2019 edition is written for a range of people from technologists and managers to network operators, investors and business owners who are interested in the changing landscape of the computer networking and telecoms industries, as well as the technologies used within them. It’s intended to be approachable for readers from a variety of backgrounds, without requiring a degree in network engineering.
The rate of change in these industries is rapid, with a firehose of industry news to comb through every day to stay on top of where things are going and how they may impact you and your business. We’ve all spent countless hours trying to identify that one trend that can shape a design, a product or an entire industry segment for the next few years, and struggled to keep up with conversations.
Alex Marcham | Network Architecture 2020
Yes, it hurts when you drop it on your foot.
This book is intended to be a guide to the key developments to keep an eye on in the near future. Think of it as a filter which you can use on the unending flow of information within these industries, to make sure you spend your time as effectively as possible to benefit yourself, your network and your business. It’s also a helpful reference to get up to speed on the conversations in many areas.
Network Horizons is organised into 10 main chapters, each identifying, explaining and justifying a key development in computer networking and telecommunications. Exciting new developments such as edge computing and millimetre-wave wireless networks are included, and although each chapter can be read standalone, I’d recommend at least reading the overview sections of each chapter; sometimes you can discover an interesting connection that wasn’t obvious before.
I wrote this book because I would’ve liked to read it, and I hope you will too. I consider it a privilege to be able to write about and share these topics with the world, so I thank everyone for being a part of that. I hope you’ll find Network Horizons both useful and interesting; or as a good sleeping aid!
It’s available now in the following places, with Kindle and Kobo coming soon: