Sunday, January 3, 2016

Top 50 Technological Facts

Some Interesting Technological Facts


  • Software trends - Mobile, Big data, Cloud, Dev Ops, UI
  • Tech trends - IoT(Internet of Things), Wearable Technology, Mobile payments, Public Consumption, Online security, Augmented reality, Mobile sharing economy, Flat design, Virtual reality, Translation in real time
  • Strategic tech trends - 3D Printing, Context rich systems, Smart machines, Agile Methodology
  • 68% of funds lost as a result of a cyber-attack were declared unrecoverable
  • The most expensive computer virus of all times cause damage worth $38.5 billion! is My Doom email virus
  • Apple’s Swift and Google’s go are going to be big going forward
  • 33% of email recipients open mail based on subject line alone.
  • 2.5 billion GB (2.5 Exabytes) of data are created every day. That number doubles every month.
  • 82% of mobile media consumption time is within apps and 18% is from mobile browsers.
  • IoT (Internet of Things) will generate $14,400,000,000 of value over the next decade.
  • 44% Percentage of world population that has access to the internet
  • There are 6.8 billion people on the planet and 4 billion of them use a mobile phone. Only 3.5 billion of them use a toothbrush. Really? Phone more than toothbrush?
  • 90% of text messages are read within three minutes of being delivered.
  • One Google search produces about 0.2g of CO2. But since you hardly get an answer from one search, a typical search session produces about the same amount of CO2 as does boiling a tea kettle.
  • The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, sent 250,000 emails, instant messages, and text messages, and has spent 10,000 hours on a mobile phone alone.
  • Of the 60 billion emails that are sent on a daily basis, 97 % are considered as spam.
  • There are more than one million domain names that are registered online per month.
  • Couponing is the greatest return on investment
  • 32% of Target customers access the company via the mobile web and 68% access the company via their mobile app
  • Facebook and Google owned the top 5 apps in the US according to comScore.
  • Mobile app usage grew a stunning 76% in 2014. The biggest mobile app use growth was in the categories of Lifestyle/Shopping (174%), Utilities/Productivity (121%) and Messaging/Social Media (103%) according to Flurry Analytics.
  • If I’m not wrong. Your phone is the first and last thing you look every day.
  • 60% of mobile users expect a website to load in less than three seconds
  • 62% of people are more likely to engage with brands that integrate social media content into their owned properties.
  • 82% of companies saved money when they moved to the cloud.
  • 68% of companies do not have a stated business intelligence/analytics strategy.
  • Facebook stores, accesses and analyzes 30+ petabytes of user generated data.
  • Decoding the human genome originally took 10 years to process; now it can be achieved in one week.
  • YouTube's content id system scans over 250 years of video every day.
  • 73% of business apps use pre-buying features like product research, price comparisons, inventory checks and consumer reviews, as opposed to strictly purchasing.
  • There are no IT projects, only business projects.
  • Growth in world internet usage from 2000-2015 - 753%
  • On eBay, there is an average of $680 worth of transactions every second.
  • The ACM A.M. Turing Award is an annual prize given by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to "an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community"
  • You probably correct autocorrect more than autocorrect corrects you
  • The Dvorak keyboard is known to be more efficient and 20 times faster than Querty.
  • There will be 40 times more devices than people on the internet in 2020.
  • Social media is about sociology and psychology more than technology.
  • Of the apps downloaded, 1 in 4 are abandoned after the initial use.
  • By 2016, 36% of business data will be stored in the cloud.
  • 61% of all devices in the wearable tech market are activity or fitness trackers (ABI Research)
  • Google translate can help you to translate text on photo
  • A single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer.
  • SaaS applications will reach up to 67.4 billion, making it to be the largest cloud service category this year.
  • Hottest skill on linked in 2014 that got people hired: statistical analysis and ata mining
  • Social networks will earn $8.3 billion from advertising in 2015
  • There are over 39 million students and recent college graduates on LinkedIn
  • Snapchat was the fastest growing app in 2014
  • Nearly 75% of Facebook’s revenue comes from mobile advertising
  • Worldwide Web was developed in Objective C programming language.
  • Google estimates that the Internet today contains about 5 million terabytes of data (1TB = 1,000GB), and claims it has only indexed a paltry 0.04% of it all! You could fit the whole Internet on just 200 million Blu-Ray disks.
  • The longest phone cable is a submarine cable called FLAG (Fiber-Optic Link around the Globe). It spans 16,800 miles from Japan to the United Kingdom and can carry 600,000 calls at a time.
  • The man known as the Father of Information Theory, Claude Shannon, invented the digital circuit – the foundation of the magic that provides us all access to the Internet today - during his master’s degree program, when he was just 21 years old.

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