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Mankind is set to digitize the world

Bangalore,January 5 2019: A Seagate sponsored IDC report suggests that  we are headed towards a  data driven world, always on, always tracking, always monitoring, always listening, and always watching – because it will be always learning.
The focus of this digitization is anything and everything that intersects our business workflows and personal streams of life. This process of digitization is often referred to as digital transformation, and it is profoundly changing the shape of business today, impacting companies in every industry and consumers around the world. Digital transformation is not about the evolution of devices (though they will evolve), it is about the integration of intelligent data into everything that we do.
What we perceive to be randomness will be bounded into patterns of normality by sophisticated artificial intelligence algorithms that will deliver the future in new and personalized ways.
Artificial intelligence will drive even more automation into businesses and feed processes and engagements that will deliver new levels of efficiency and products that are tailored to business outcomes and individual customer preferences.
Traditional paradigms will be redefined (like vehicle or white goods ownership) and ethical, moral and societal norms will be challenged as genomics and advanced DNA profiling influence healthcare directives, insurance premiums, and spousal choices. 
Entertainment will literally be transformed before our eyes as virtual reality technologies transport us into new digital realities and augmented reality will dramatically change  the service industry as we know it today.
IDC has identified three primary locations where digitization is happening and where digital content is created:
- the core (traditional and cloud datacenters),
- the edge (enterprise-hardened infrastructure like cell towers and branch offices), and
- the endpoints (PCs, smart phones, and IoT devices).
The summation of all this data, whether it is created, captured, or replicated, is called the Global Datasphere, and it is experiencing tremendous growth. IDC predicts that the Global Datasphere will grow from 33 Zettabytes (ZB) in 2018 to 175 ZB by 2025. IDC forecasts that over 22 ZB of storage capacity must ship across all media types from 2018 to 2025, with nearly 59% of that capacity supplied from the HDD industry.
Today, more than 5 billion consumers interact with data every day – by 2025, that number will be 6 billion, or 75% of the world's population. In 2025, each connected person will have at least one data interaction every  18 seconds. Many of these interactions are because of the billions of IoT devices connected across the globe, which are expected to create over 90ZB of data in 2025.
Cloud is the new core:  One of the key drivers of growth in the core
is the shift to the cloud from traditional datacenters. As companies
continue to pursue the cloud (both public and private) for data
processing needs, cloud datacenters are becoming the new enterprise
data repository.  In essence, the cloud is becoming the new core.
In 2025 IDC predicts that 49% of the world’s stored data will reside
in public cloud environments.
Here is the full IDC report




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