Wednesday, June 29, 2011

 World’s data will grow by 50X in next decade, IDC study predicts

June 29, 2011

In 2011, the amount of information created and replicated will surpass 1.8 zettabytes (1.8 trillion gigabytes), growing by a factor of 9 in just five years, according to the fifth annual IDC Digital Universe study released Tuesday.

By 2020 the world will generate 50 times the amount of information and 75 times the number of “information containers” while IT staff to manage it will grow less than 1.5 times.

In the next five years, these files will grow by a factor of 8, while the pool of IT staff available to manage them will grow only slightly.

The IDC study predicts that overall data will grow by 50 times by 2020, and unstructured information — such as files, email and video — will account for 90% of all data created over the next decade.

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