Big Data’s Growth Spurt

Big Data’s Growth Spurt

The number of devices in the world and the data created by them is exploding exponentially — what will it look like in 2020? The Economist recently cited that half of the adult population of the world today has a smartphone (really a super computer, by historical standards) and that number will grow to 80 percent of the adult population by 2020. At more than 7 billion people in world today, with almost 58 percent over the age of 18, that is about 4.1 billion people with smartphones, generating almost 2.5 MB of data each minute. With all of our data creation — B2B transactions, tweets, emails, blogs, online video and games, clicks, likes, M2M transfers, etc. — our expanding digital-data universe highlights a compelling story about our needs and wants, our cultures, and our integrated world. This infographic from EMC tells the story of our journey and what the digital universe will look like by...
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