Digit of the Day: How Much Data Did Humanity Create in 2020?


zettabyte of data created by humanity in 2020

International Data Corporation (IDC) has reported what was

the total amount of created and copied data for 2020.

Analysts said that in 2020 the volumesgenerated data began to skyrocket. Experts explained this by the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has caused widespread development of distance learning and remote work platforms. Also, people in self-isolation began to consume more content.

Analysts have calculated that in 2020 the total volumethe generated data was 64.2 zettabytes (1 zettabyte is a billion terabytes). It is reported that less than 2% of the information has been saved for future use. Most of the data was temporary.

The fastest growing segment of these devices is the Internet of Things. Social services follow.