How techy are you?

We are more than aware the world of technology is packed with jargon, acronyms and confusing idioms that no-one really understands. But how well do you know the industry itself?

Check out these top facts below:

  1. Each day Google handles around 1 billion search queries – which subsequently causes the release of around 200 ton of CO2 in to the atmosphere each day. Be frugal with those Google searches!
  2. Internet usage has increased worldwide by 21,000% since 1993 – the technology has changed a bit too…

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  3. Whilst it took the radio 38 years and the television 13 years, it took the World Wide Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users. A true testament to the popularity and power of the internet.
  4. When staying in a hotel, 94% of guests cite WiFi as their most important amenity – the hotel industry realises this too, The Ritz in particular has the 10th fastest hotel internet in the world!
  5. On average mobile users check their devices 150 times a day – naturally increasing if they use a unified communications solution for work too!
  6. The first hard drive was created in 1979 and could hold 5MB of data – the equivalent of one short song in mp3 format.
  7. More people on this planet own a mobile phone than a toothbrush – technological priorities.
  8. Every minute 100 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube – whether from brands or individuals, this amount of video would keep each of us all viewing for a very long time.
  9. The first computer virus released in the world was a boot sector virus, which was created in the year 1986 by the Farooq Alvi brothers. It was originally designed by them to protect their research work.
  10. The first webcam was deployed at Cambridge University computer lab – its sole purpose to monitor a particular coffee maker and hence avoid wasted trips to an empty pot. For those of you that work in a busy office, I am sure you can sympathise!

webcamWith such a long and intricate history technology has a long list of facts and figures associated with it; meaning there is always something new to learn.

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