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Tech Trends in 2018….

Tech Trends in 2018….

This year has seen some pretty interesting technology trends. We have a quick look at some of them and what they may mean….. Machine Learning or Deep Learning (ML or DL) Technology Machine learning and Deep Learning technology is already on the edge of a revolution. They are widely adopted in datacenters (Amazon making graphical […]

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All about SSD drives

All about SSD drives

What is the fuss about SSD and what is it? At Host Africa, we only use SSD storage. Thus we thought we could do an article telling you a bit about this magical storage medium. What is SSD? Well according to Wikipedia “A solid-state drive (SSD) is a solid-state storage device that uses integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. It is […]

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New Technology in 2018

New Technology in 2018

Various new technologies have either appeared or are set to appear this here. Here are a few for 2018 that have been highlighted by various people in the know. According to Forbes, MIT has revealed the following tech that is going to make a big impact this year. New Technology – 3D Metal Printing 3D […]

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What sort of connectivity do I need?

What sort of connectivity do I need?

The current scenario with fibre With the current speed of fibre rollouts, ADSL is fast following the path of dial-up connections and the dinosaur. We are literally spoilt for choice with speeds ranging from 1mb/s up to 1gb/s in some areas. If the national regulator can have its way, base-speed connections may even end up […]

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IPV6 Part 2 – Formats and special addresses

IPV6 Part 2 – Formats and special addresses

IPV6 Reduced Complexity IPV6 networking reduces the complexity of address planning and assigning addresses to networks. Instead of using a wide variety of IPV4 subnet lengths, it is best practice to use some standard prefix lengths to simplify things. IPV6 should be a breath of fresh air to those who toil with the scarcity constraints […]

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IPV6 Part 1 – An introduction

IPV6 Part 1 – An introduction

IPv6 can be simpler and more efficient that IPv4 If the length of an IPV6 address looks scary and you think that the learning curve to ramp up to IPV6 will be too steep, take a deep breathe. Learning IPV4 concepts was JUST as hard originally. After a few hours, it all makes sense. IPV6 […]

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The Art of Infrastructure

The Art of Infrastructure

  IT Infrastructure is an often underrated and misjudged part of IT. The observation is sometimes made that “any techie can do it”. The unfortunate reality is that many do ! What is this “Infra” – Structure ? Infrastructure is also sometimes confused with architecture. This is not too much of a stretch as infrastructure […]

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The pieces you need to build a PC

The pieces you need to build a PC

There is a range of components that create your PC. It’s not just about the Central Processing Unit (CPU), hard drive, or RAM. You also need to pick out the perfect range of pieces to give you the best value for money. You’ll need a copy of Windows Unless you’re into Linux, you’re going to […]

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The hardware used to run your network

The hardware used to run your network

The internet has become a daily necessity in life. In fact, the United Nations Human Rights Council has deemed it a Basic Human Right. What actually connects our computers to not only the internet, but the network at work, or a PC gaming party? There are quite a few pieces of hardware used in running […]

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Could Bitcoin split into two currencies?

Could Bitcoin split into two currencies?

Introduced in 2008 and released in 2009, Bitcoin is the world’s first and most popular digital currency. Even with its growth, with some banks looking to bring it into their product lines, there may be some turbulence with it in the future. There is a chance that Bitcoin’s development could fork, creating two different currencies […]

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