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Data Tsunami and Information Explosion join forces to change our daily lives

The world will have 15 billion devices in 2 years -- twice the number of people on Planet Earth today -- with 50 billion devices projected by 2015, says HP CTO for Communications and Media Solutions, Jeff Edlund in this video live from HP Discover 2012 where he converses with Nigel Upton on the explosion of content and data in the Internet. Jeff characterizes this phenomenon as a Data Tsunami – which I find to be quite apt given these numbers.

 

After highlighting the reasons why we are seeing this information explosion, Jeff goes on to discuss the manner in which HP can help media and content companies, carriers, operators and service providers in various ways by obtaining a deeper understanding of what is traversing the network and providing the appropriate quality of service for business critical operations.

 

Watch this video to get more detailed insight into these areas and also understand how this Data Tsunami can have a positive impact on our daily lives, whether it is driving a car or paying an annual visit to your health care provider while wearing devices that monitor your well-being.

 

 

As I watched this video, I keep going back to the term, Informationalization that Thomas C Redman introduced in the Harvard Business Review blog recently. Informationalization is possible today more than ever before thanks to software tools that turn the tables on computers to think like humans as described by Autonomy VP, Stouffer Egan at HP Discover.

 

So, I don’t know about you, but I am all set to bring my own devices, wearable or otherwise that generate data that can be informationalized and managed in the cloud while delivering on outcomes that improve my overall quality of life.

 

How about you? Please let me know what you think.

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