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Interesting IT statistics


I would like some advice in locating some interesting IT statistics to open up a presentation with. I was thinking of stats on:
How IT is used,
Effective use of IT,
Effect of different types of training on performance,
IT skills in the UK,

Any suggestions would be much appreciated, thanks!

Catherine Kounous

2 Responses

  1. Suggestion
    I don’t know of any interesting IT statistics, but if you want an attention-grabber have you considered IT quotations? Some examples include:

    “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.”
    Western Union internal memo, 1876.

    “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
    Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

    “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.”
    Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949

    “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
    Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

    “640K ought to be enough for anybody.”
    Bill Gates, 1981

    “Any program that is finally working correctly is obsolete.”
    Arthur C. Clarke

    “Bill Gates says no matter how much more power we can supply, he’ll develop some really exciting software that will bring the machine to its knees.”
    David House, 1989

    There are lots more if you do a search on the internet.


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