Two Books From Digital Systems Press Capture Three Awards From National Indie Excellence Awards
Trends in Tactical Networking, edited by R.S. Ramanujan and J.A.K. Baker, was named a finalist in the categories of Reference and Non-Fiction. Developing Computer Systems Requirements, authored by J.A.K. Baker and K.J. Thurber, was also a finalist in the category of Reference.
For Digital Systems Press it was a big win. These awards follow on four awards won by Digital Systems Press from USA Book News in USA's 2011 Best Books competition.
The National Indie Excellence Book Awards competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation.
Last year, Developing Computer Systems Requirements ranked as high as #11 on Amazon's Computers & Internet Category during the first week of September. The book, authored by J.A.K. Baker and K.J. Thurber, talks about requirements and applications for developing integrated systems. According to the authors, the requirements aspect is a critical but often overlooked core to the whole project. As the authors state: "determination of requirements is extremely important, especially during initial concept development. Otherwise, you could end up developing a technology that is very interesting, but not useful to anyone -- a hammer looking for a nail."
DSP's more recent publication, Trends in Tactical Networking, edited by R.S. Ramanujan and J.A.K. Baker, captured the #1 ranking on Amazon in two categories: Computer Networking and Computer Networks, Protocols and APIs. The book draws together an eclectic group of experts in tactical networking. Tactical networks are a key component of the Global Information Grid (GIG), supporting users and platforms in tactical operations. A secure, efficient, and robust tactical network is critical for assured mission operations that are increasingly evolving towards a network-centric paradigm. Network-centric mission operations will rely on the capability of tactical IP networks within the GIG to provide anytime, anywhere network access and connectivity for users and platforms.