By 2010, that data will grow even further, and the world will hit the elusive but ever-so-close 'zettabyte' (a trillion gigabytes).
What's even more useful to know is how a company can meet growing data needs without breaking the bank. A start would be to de-duplicate your data -- 70% of the data stored at companies are dupes. "That's why there's so much excitement around data de-duplication technology," says Robert Stevenson, Managing Director of the InfoPro.
Hard Drive image courtesy RJT [public domain]