Tuesday, October 06, 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different

... actually 8 things. What is different is that I normally use this blog for details that I couldn’t squeeze into my eContent Magazine column, Info Insider. The eight things I’m referring to are in AIIM’s recent (free) e-book describing the eight reasons you need a strategy for managing information.

John Mancini has a knack for writing simply, and this e-book (free for the downloading here) is well done. Although it is 95 pages long, don’t be put off by that; the pages are small ;-). Not only that, but the content, distilled from various “8 things” blogs, provides truly useful perspectives on Information Management. Here’s one gem from the section “Tidal Wave of Information.”

“A study by IDC a few years back concluded that there are currently 281 billion exabytes of information in the Digital Universe. So how much is this? Well…an exabyte is a million million megabytes. Thanks a lot. To put it in a bit of perspective, a small novel contains about a megabyte of information. So in other words, the Digital Universe is equal to 12 stacks of novels (fewer if the chosen novel is a big fat one like Harry Potter 6 or one of those Ken Follett Pillars of the Earth deals) stretching from the earth to the sun. So it's a big number, whatever it is.”
Go ahead, download a copy and enjoy the read.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!