Recently eWeek.com wrote about the quantum leaps in computing power and how it has affected the movie industry.  Although DreamWorks is an extreme example of IT ROI, the lessons learned can be applied to every industry.

During the last decade or so, major improvements have been made in RAM storage and hard drive storage.  From 512 MB being a standard amount of RAM, even low level laptops are sold with 2GB of RAM.

The driving force both in business and home computing is graphics.  Graphics and animations have become the dominate force in entertainment and marketing.  From Twitter and Facebook to the Green Lantern and Kung Fu Panda2, intense and rich graphics make computing a more user friendly and engaging experience.

All these graphics and animation require storage, RAM and bandwith.  Providers from computer manufacturers to cell phone providers have stepped up to meet demand and customers are paying.

I look forward to Exabytes becoming the new norm.  Whoo Hoo.

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