The Expanding Digital Universe: A Forecast of Worldwide Information Growth Through 2010
The Expanding Digital Universe: A Forecast of Worldwide Information Growth Through 2010 - "In this detailed white paper, IDC researches and analyzes the impact of ever-increasing amounts of digital information generated worldwide. It defines the digital universe and forecasts its growth to an incredible 988 exabytes (or 988 billion gigabytes) in the year 2010. Get a clear picture of what this expanding universe means to you and your organization. Find out what’s driving growth—from files and e-mail to voice data and images. And learn about strategies for managing the rapidly expanding digital universe."Related review, Backbone Magazine: Data explosion—each of us sent six exabytes of e-mail last year, June 7, 2007 - "In 2006, the amount of digital information created, captured and replicated worldwide was equal to 161 billion gigabytes, or 161 exabytes [...the 161 exabytes generated in 2006 total approximately three million times more information than is contained in all the books ever written.] If you took that information and bound it in books the size of the latest Harry Potter novel, you’d get 12 stacks of books that each stretched from the Earth to the Sun."