Archive for May, 2009

The Stratford Institute

May 21, 2009

Hello and welcome to what is the very first post to ITAC’s Digital Business Forum blog.

On May 14th, ITAC’s Digital Business Forum hosted Mr. Eugene Roman of Open Text at The Spoke Club to speak about The Stratford Institute.

In his fascinating conversation, Mr. Roman emphasized that the demands and opportunities in the digital realm provide a new model and set of methods for communication.  The internet alone is growing by between three and four petabytes of content every month.  When we go out and buy storage these days, we often think in terms of a terabyte drive and this seems like a lot of storage.  A petabyte is 1,000 terabytes.  Now imagine those drives in racks of four thousand units, with an additional rack every month.  Rich Media and Social Networks come together to build Social Media, truly the next phase of our connected world. (more…)