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June 17, 2016updated 21 Oct 2016 4:40pm

What is the digital world

The numbers to describe the digital world are startling

By Sam

50 billion things connected to the internet by 2020.

$3.3tr global market opportunity in IOT alone.

By 2020 almost the entire population of the Earth will be connected to the internet.

That is up from an estimated 2.2 bn – 2.5 bn today.

There are 3.3bn smart phones in the world today. This is how most new human connections to the internet will be made.

The shortfall in skilled individuals to fulfil jobs in the digital world in the UK alone by 2017 is estimated to be 750,000.

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Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. Source: IBM Big Data The number of cyber attacks in the world grew by 50% in 2014 and will grow again each year.

The number of apps available to download from the top providers is around 5.7 million

Google Play: 2.2m; Apple 2m, Amazon Appstore 600k, Windows Store 669k, Blackberry World 234k

Source: Statista

The pace of change in the digital world has never been faster and it is the slowest it will ever be.

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