The subject of the study was the globally existing data volumes, which exist in printed form and are stored on optical or magnetic media or broadcast on television and radio. The researchers found that only 0.003 percent of the world's available data is on paper. Most of the information is stored in digital form on special data media. New data are increasingly being generated in digital form, which, according to the scientists, will trigger a boom in demand for storage media and data management concepts. Private households are now also working hard to increase the volume of data thanks to new technical options such as PC, Internet and e-mail.
The study entitled How Much Information can be found on the SIMS web pages.
Almut Bruschke-Reimer and SIMS