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A computer network for South African researchers

T. McDonald
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 7, No 4 | a928 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v7i4.928 | © 1988 T. McDonald | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 March 1988 | Published: 17 March 1988

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T. McDonald,, South Africa

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Abstract

A computer network holds the key to several important benefits for researchers. The services provided by modern networks enable scientists to collaborate on research projects, both on a national and international level, and to gain access to a large variety of hardware and software, irrespective of its location. Two recent investigations showed that researchers have an urgent need for a network. It was recommended that a phased approach be used to establish a network as soon as possible.

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