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Data Storage and Retrieval Systems

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North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for this industry

[ 518210 ] = Data processing, hosting, and related services — Computer data storage services

Industry Description

Today, there are lots of options for storing data and for retrieving it.  Simple home computers can have terabytes of storage for hundreds of your favorite movies, thousands of your favorite songs, and probably all of your most favorite books.  There is no longer the requirement that large files be kept locally, such as on personal or business computers.  There are cloud-based servers capable of storing everything you want them to store.  In the future, home networks may have access to as much memory and storage as is desirable for whatever applications their intelligent computers are tasked with.

Consider looking at this URL — http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2011/01/18/infographic-a-decade-of-data-storage/

The volume of information that can be stored is almost “unbelievable”.  And technology continues to produce new devices and protocols for our computers and – possibly in the future – for our home networks at a mind-numbing rate.  As new technology is brought to the marketplace, here are the terms that will begin to be used for storing massive amounts of data… for whatever purposes people wish to use it for:

· 1 Bit = Binary Digit
· 8 Bits = 1 Byte
· 1024 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte
· 1024 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte
· 1024 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte
· 1024 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte
· 1024 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte
· 1024 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte
· 1024 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte
· 1024 Zettabytes = 1 Yottabyte
· 1024 Yottabytes = 1 Brontobyte
· 1024 Brontobytes = 1 Geopbyte

( http://www.whatsabyte.com/ )