“It's estimated that more than 15 petabytes—about 15 million gigabytes—of new information is collected each day.” (APICS magazine: Relevant Research, “The Big Data Revolution.”
Putting this into perspective, 15 million gigabytes is the equivalent of nearly 38 trillion digital documents, images and other forms of digital data that needs to sorted, stored, cataloged, read, analyzed, shared, printed — or trashed — each day!
So just how BIG is 38 trillion?
Here's a visual. The average distance to the moon is roughly 15 billion inches. If an 8.5×11″ sheet of paper represents a single digital document, then you would need to string roughly 1.36 billion sheets of paper end to end to reach the moon, or 2.72 billion sheets for a round trip back to Earth.
Now all we need to do is divide 2.72 billion into 38 trillion for the number of round trips you could make to the moon. And the answer is: 13,750 round trip each and every day!