How Much Information?

What is the rate of new information growth each year? Who produces the greatest amounts of information annually? Individuals? Enterprises? How does information growth in North America compare with growth in other geographies, markets, and people globally?


To answer these questions and others, an updated and expanded How Much Information? (HMI) research program is underway. The program is sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and seven companies, AT&T, Cisco, IBM, Intel, LSI, Oracle, and Seagate, and involves multiple research universities. The Principal Investigator is Prof. Roger Bohn and the research director is Dr. James Short, at UC San Diego's Global Information Industry Center. Founded in 1960, the University of California, San Diego is one of the nation's most accomplished research universities, widely acknowledged for its local impact, national influence and global reach.