IDC study predicts world’s data will grow by 50 times by 2020


Unstructured information – such as files, email and video – will account for 90% of all data created over the next decade.

1.8 zettabytes (or 1.8 trillion gigabytes) of data will be created in 2011 alone. That is the equivalent to every U.S. citizen writing 3 tweets per minute for 26,976 years. And the number of servers managing the world’s data stores will grow by ten times over the next 10 years.


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The Day that Google Died


Futurist Thomas Frey:  It was a frenzy of activity as workers scurried from office to office, making their final checks, gathering books, papers, and personal belongings. Many were still stunned over the announcement that Google was closing its doors. The final minutes before the deadline were reserved for tearful hugs and remorseful goodbyes, but for the people of the world these brief moments of stunned silence would soon be replaced with long term anger and outrage.


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Gartner’s Hot 10 Technologies over the Next Four Years

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Is it real or virtual? Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

Gartner defines a disruptive technology as one that causes major change in ‘the accepted way of doing things’, including business models, processes, revenue streams, industry dynamics and consumer behavior. Complete list after the jump. Continue reading… “Gartner’s Hot 10 Technologies over the Next Four Years”