The Digital Universe 2012 report projects explosive data growth, expanding "digital shadows" for individuals, and spectacular changes in the developing world through the end of the decade.
BIG DATA, BIGGER DIGITAL SHADOWS, BIGGEST GROWTH IN THE FAR EAST.
The Digital Universe is an EMC-sponsored study by IDC, measuring and characterizing all the digital data created, replicated, and consumed worldwide in a single year. The 2012 report projects the growth of the Digital Universe through 2020.
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Digital Universe: China
In China, the amount of data created, replicated, and consumed each year will grow 24-fold between 2012 and 2020, according to the EMC-IDC Digital Universe 2020 study.
Digital Universe: India
In India, the amount of data created, replicated, and consumed each year will grow an amazing 23-fold through the end of the decade, according to the EMC-IDC Digital Universe 2020 study.
Digital Universe: United States
In the United States, the amount of data created, replicated, and consumed each year will double every three years through the end of the decade, according to the EMC-IDC Digital Universe 2020 study.
Digital Universe: Western Europe
In Western Europe, the amount of data created, replicated, and consumed annually will double every two and a half years through the end of the decade, according to the EMC-IDC Digital Universe 2020 study.
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Digital Universe Study Reveals Big Data Opportunity
EMC EVP Jeremy Burton says the Digital Universe 2012 study underscores the potential of data analytics to build businesses, and the opportunity for businesses that strike the right balance of technology, security practices, and IT skills.
The Digital Universe and the Internet of Things
Data created by "things"—cars, appliances, medical devices, and countless machines that "talk" to each other--is exploding throughout the Digital Universe. See where the rise of the machine will lead us by 2020.
Charting the Digital Universe
The Digital Universe has vast potential, expanding markets, and is increasingly touched by the Cloud. But how much data is lost, unanalyzed, and unprotected?
The Digital Universe and You
Everything we do in our digital lives creates data that is stored, replicated, and consumed. Where does it come from, where is it going, and what does it mean for you?
Big, Bigger, Biggest
Social media. Smart phones. Tweets, texts, and Facebook. Your digital shadow is expanding. See where you stand in the Digital Universe.
The Human Face of Big Data
EMC sponsors The Human Face of Big Data project, a worldwide chronicle of the fascinating and creative ways people are mining the Digital Universe for ways to improve their lives and transform the planet.
In the first EMC-sponsored Digital Universe report in 2007, IDC pegged the total digital information created at 161 exabytes. The 2011 report found an incredible 1.8 zettabytes—nine-fold growth in five years. See the first five DU reports here.
2011: Extracting Value from Chaos
2010: A Digital Universe Decade—Are You Ready?
If you have ever suffered from information overload or been bombarded with emails, texts, instant messages, documents, pictures, videos, and social network invitations, get ready, this is just the beginning.
2009: As the Economy Contracts, the Digital Universe Expands
Over the next four years, while the Digital Universe grows by a factor of almost five, total IT budgets worldwide will only grow by a factor of 1.2, and IT staff by a factor of 1.1.
2008: The Expanding Digital Universe—A Forecast of Worldwide Information
We have many of the tools in place to tame the digital universe. Done right, we can turn information growth into economic growth.
2007: The Diverse and Exploding Digital Universe
The incredible growth of the digital universe has implications for privacy, security, intellectual property protection, content management, technology adoption, information management, and data center architecture.