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Six technical trends for 2021
Cisco highlights six tech trends for 2021 and beyond I n 2020, the future of technology arrived faster than anyone could have predicted. So, as we look to 2021, trends we might have projected for 2024 are accelerating to the near horizon. Countless technology initiatives and innovations promise big changes in the new year. And, as the pandemic revealed, being prepared for the unexpected is critical. That begins with a highly resilient, globally scalable infrastructure — to ensure the security and flexibility that enables organisations to meet any challenge or opportunity.
IoT Not so fast...
This is what you should know about internet speed tests Back when you had ADSL and tested your speed by downloading files, you often got very close to the speed of your line, be it 4Mpbs, 10Mpbs or 20Mpbs. You understood that the ‘missing Mbps’ was due to the internet protocol overhead that you need to account for. You were happy with your overall experience. Now, a fibre infrastructure provider rolls out in your area and you decide to upgrade to a 100Mbps line. You eagerly run the same test again, and based on your past experience, you expect to see a download speed around the 95Mbps mark. But you are horrified to find that the download performance on that file is only around 35Mbps - no matter how many times you redo your test.
SA company develops a vertical take-off business jet
South Africa is not short of innovation and innovators, the problem is that we do not talk and write enough about our achievements. The development of a vertical take-off business jet is a good example. It is being developed right here in South Africa and has already been patented here, in the USA and the EU. Pegasus VBJ® is the brainchild of one of South Africa’s most renowned medical practitioners in the field of aesthetic medicine, Dr Reza Mia. He is also an avid aeronautics scholar and has made it his mission to innovate the aerospace and transportation sector, both locally and globally.
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