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Drowning in data: IDC predicts a plethora of petabytes

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http://www.itwire.com – Since 2007, on behalf of EMC, IDC has been attempting to estimate and forecast the amount of digital information created and replicated each year: it puts this at 1.2 zettabytes (10 raised to the power or 21 bytes) in 2010 and expects it to grow to 35 zettabytes by 2020. That's 35 trillion gigabytes. (IT news)