From MB to GB to TB to…
How much information did we create in 2008? The equivalent of more than: 237 billion fully-loaded Amazon Kindle wireless reading devices, 4.8 quadrillion online bank transactions, 3 quadrillion Twitter feeds, 162 trillion digital photos, 30 billion fully-loaded Apple iPod Touches, 19 billion fully-loaded Blu-ray DVDs... Thus informs a recent EMC-sponsored IDC study titled, ‘As the Economy Contracts, the Digital Universe Expands.’ I’m sure this must be gre at news for those in the storage business. Such as, Prakash Krishnamoorthy.
He is the Country Manager, Storage Works Division, Hewlett-Packard India Sales P Ltd, Chennai ( www.hp.com/in), and when we meet on April 16, I ask him, “From MB to GB to TB… Where are we headed to?”