Rise of the Digital Information Age

In 2002, digital data storage surpassed non-digital for the first time. By 2007, 94 percent of all information on the planet was in digital form. These were among the conclusions of researchers at the University of Southern California who tried to quantify the amount of data in the world.

The Rise of the Digital Information Age

Source: Researchers at the University of Southern California took four years — 1986, 1993, 2000 and 2007 — and extrapolated numbers from roughly 1,100 sources of information.
Credit: Todd Lindeman and Brian Vastag/ The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2011/02/11/GR2011021100614.html

See the related article at the Washington Post:

Exabytes: Documenting the ‘digital age’ and huge growth in computing capacity

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About Brian Greenberg

Brian Greenberg is a Partner at Fortium Partners where he helps organizations by providing executive technology leadership on an as-needed basis by being a companies interim or fractional CIO or CTO. Brian is a Forbes contributor and is a member of the Forbes Technology Council. He is a Chicago resident and has been working at companies of all sizes from the Fortune 100 to startups for nearly 30 years, including international experience and an expatriate in Japan. Brian has expertise in digital transformation, automation, turnaround management, security, and data protection. He is also a storyteller and an improvisor in Chicago’s comedy community.