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FRAMINGHAM – Dropbox today announced that it has passed 100 million users, and said its customers now save 1 billion files every day. Dropbox, a cloudstorage company, also has paying users in more than 200 countries, it said.
As of June, about 7% of personal data was stored in the cloud, but that number is expected to climb to 36% by 2016, according to market research firm Gartner.
The biggest reason for the cloud storage increase is mobile data capture. Camera-equipped smartphonesand tablets are driving the need to store greater amounts of data outside internal device drives or desktop drives, Gartner stated. The firm also projected that average storage per household will grow from 464GB in 2011 to 3.3 terabytes in 2016.