Through out human history, one age has been supplanted by the next. The Iron Age was supplanted by the Industrial Age. The Industrial Age was supplanted by the Digital Age. And then something amazing happened. The Information Age came into being. Unlike previous eras, the Information Age didn’t supplant, or in essence replace, the Digital Age. It assimilated it. The two ages merged to create one of the most exciting, dynamic periods in human history. The Information Age has seen an exponential growth the shear volume of data produced, consumed, stored, and processed.