The Digital Universe Is Still Growing
In a time when so many things seem to be shrinking in response to the global economic crisis, the digital universe continues its skyrocketing growth. People continue to take pictures, send e-mail, blog, and post videos. Companies are still adding to their data warehouses. Governments are still requiring more information be kept. In fact, the creation of new digital information in 2008 actually exceeded IDC predictions by three percent. The digital universe is expected to continue to grow by a factor of almost five in the next four years.
IDC looks at the trends and challenges of managing an exploding digital universe in these trying times.