August 29, 2007

Stats and Stories

Take a "By the Numbers" glance at technology today:

800 – number of taxicabs in Philadelphia that accept RFID readable credit cards or key chain fobs.

$61 Billion – amount IT departments in US companies spent on security in 2006.

$15.5 Billion – predicted 2009 figure for North American outsourcing for help desk support.

$234 Million – estimated sales for on line retailers Nov 24, 2006 (Black Friday). Up 61% from 2005.

$2.8 Billion – Estimated financial losses from phishing attacks in 2006.

84 Billion – number of emails sent daily worldwide

75-90% – proportion of typical organizations incoming email volume that is spam.

$1.55 Trillion – projected total spending on I.T. goods and services worldwide in 2007.

$267.7 Billion – projected global sales of semiconductors in 2007; 2006 estimate was $249.5 Billion.

20% – fortune 1000 companies that plan to build additional data centers.

2% – monthly obsolete data rate

$600 Billion – total annual data error cost to all US industries.

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