Keeping Up

Backgrounders to all the big technology trends you can’t afford to ignore

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Keeping Up is a brief look at some dominant and promising technologies that threaten lots of change. Topics like AI, quantum computing, privacy and security, and the cloud are quickly explained with maximum context and minimum jargon. Think of the chapters as initial introductions rather than deep dives.

Do your professional or educational goals force you to understand new and complex technologies? Do you just lack the time and energy for one more deep dive? Keeping Up can help you, well, keep up.

Who might want to read this book?

• Managers and business decision makers

• Individuals plotting their career/educational trajectories

• Individuals looking for ideas/inspiration for new or undefined projects

• Curious people seeking to understand their world

• Journalists looking for quick context

David Clinton is the author of more than a dozen technology books for publishers like Wiley/Sybex and Manning and of more than 25 courses for Pluralsight.

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Keeping Up

Backgrounders to all the big technology trends you can’t afford to ignore

An Excellent Read

This is a book I am already recommending to managers, directors and CIO’s that are friends and colleagues.
I have been a fan of David’s writings and online courses since I first encountered them a few years ago. And thought I have not read everything he has written, what I have has been of benefit. And to be honest this book might have the widest readership yet.
The book is well written and engaging. It is easily accessible. It looks at the technology industry but much that is in this book is of value to even the home user. This volume helps you surf the trends that are emerging and mainstream. And consider the pros and cons of each.

Steven R. McEvoy, Amazon Top 100 reviewer

Timely and Well Articulated

Great read. Fantastic introduction to the technologies and trends that are shaping the present and defining the future. Highly recommend!
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From the Back Cover:

“Keeping Up” is a quick, fun, and accessible guide to the current state of the tech industry and the big trends that will likely define its future. We’ll discuss, at a high level, the major drivers of technology innovation and investment, and how it all interfaces with everything else. If you’re responsible for making technology-based business decisions, looking for inspiration for new opportunities, thinking about a new career, or just curious about the world around you, getting all this information in one place can make for more intelligent and faster decisions.

Who might want to read this book?

• Managers and business decision makers

• Individuals plotting their career/educational trajectories

• Individuals looking for ideas/inspiration for new or undefined projects

• Curious people seeking to understand their world

• Journalists looking for quick context

Table of Contents:

I The Big Picture

1 Understanding Digital Security

2 Understanding Digital Privacy

3 Understanding the Cloud

4 Understanding Digital Connectivity

5 Understanding the Business of Technology Research

6 Where Hot Trends Go to Die

II Buzzword Bingo: Quick and Dirty Technology Profiles

7 Compute Platforms

8 Security and Privacy

9 Managing Data Storage

10 Working With Data