Update 8/17/2010: We have published an updated infographic which corrects the math error in the iStack height and Terabyte equations. Please check it out and provide comments and feedback. We appreciate your interaction with the Wikibon community!Even in 2009’s “Great Recession,” the amount of digital information grew 62% over 2008 to 800 billion gigabytes (0.8 Zettabytes). It is projected that the amount of digital information that will be created in 2010 could fill 75 billion fully-loaded 16 GB Apple iPads.
What’s critical to realize is that 35% more digital information is created today than the capacity exists to store it; and this number will jump to over 60% over the next several years.
While it might seem the responsibility of the consumer, most of these gigabytes of data will pass through the servers, network, or routers of an enterprise at some point. When they do, the enterprise is responsible at that moment for managing that content, protecting user privacy, watching over account information, and protecting copyright.
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