Data, data everywhere

March 2, 2010 | Source: The Economist


The amount of digital information increases tenfold every five years, says The Economist in a special report on managing information. According to IDG, mankind created 150 exabytes (billion gigabytes) of data in 2005. This year, it will create 1,200 exabytes. By 2013 the amount of traffic flowing over the internet annually will reach 667 exabytes, according to Cisco.