The Expanding Digital Universe: A Forecast of Worldwide Information Growth Through 2010

In this detailed white paper, IDC researches and analyses the impact of ever-increasing amounts of digital information generated worldwide. It defines the digital universe and forecasts its growth to an incredible 988 exabytes (or 988 billion gigabytes) in the year 2010.

This White Paper, sponsored by EMC, is IDC's forecast of the digital universe - all the 1s and 0s created, captured, and replicated – and the implications for those who take the photos, share the music, and generate the digital bits and those who organize, secure, and manage the access to and storage of the information.

Last reviewed: 
28 February, 2012