80% of all corporate information is unstructured ie. it sits outside a database.
Source : Merril Lynch
Information is being created at such a rapid rate that the amount generated this year and next will exceed all the information ever produced throughout human history.
Source : How Much Information, Professors Hal Varian & Peter Lyman. University of California Berkley (SIMS), School of Information systems
The average data worker spends 7 hours a week searching for the right information.
Source : IDC research