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Data on Big Data

Marcia Conner

To put things in perspective, the entire works of William Shakespeare (in text form) represent about 5 MB of data. The world’s technological per-capita capacity to store information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980s according to Martin Hilbert and Priscila López. Recent estimates from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics project a 22 percent increase in demand for professionals with management analysis skills between now and 2020.

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