Massive forces are at work in the world of global communications that are, and will continue to drive, an explosion in data. It’s an exponential surge that is being created by users around the world. But this is not being driven by the huge growth in mobile phones. And it’s not the result of the huge increase in online users for applications such as Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram. It’s also not because of the accelerating surge in the use of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices. On their own, it is none of these things. It is the result of all of these combined. All of these trends have one singular thing in common: they all create data. And they are creating a ton of data.