Stat of the Week: The Need for Data Speed

11 Jan

• “It is estimated that there will be 44 times as much data and content coming over the next decade …reaching 35 zettabytes in 2020. A zettabyte is a 1 followed by 21 zeros.”

— IBM Chairman Samuel Palmisano at the company’s Centennial THINK Forum in New York in September

 

• By the end of 2012, South Korea aims to connect every home in the country to the Internet at one gigabit per second, more than 200 times the speed of the average U.S. household.

— Blair Levin, executive director of Gig.U, the University Community Next Generation Innovation Project

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