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The data deluge

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So much information, so little time or desire to process it. This is a bit of a departure from the usual subject matter on this site, but I found it interesting enough to post. When we were talking about issues of identity theft and information security, a buddy recently said that, as a blogger, I’m more vulnerable than most. It offended me, first because I don’t consider myself a blogger, and second because I don’t like to think of myself as a blogger.

Anyway, here’s the article…

Businesses, governments and society are only starting to tap its vast potential

Feb 25th 2010 | From The Economist print edition

EIGHTEEN months ago, Li & Fung, a firm that manages supply chains for retailers, saw 100 gigabytes of information flow through its network each day. Now the amount has increased tenfold. During 2009, American drone aircraft flying over Iraq and Afghanistan sent back around 24 years’ worth of video footage. New models being deployed this year will produce ten times as many data streams as their predecessors, and those in 2011 will produce 30 times as many.

Read the entire article here.

Written by Jason

February 25th, 2010 at 8:52 pm