by CIO Staff

Department of Big Scary Numbers

Mar 01, 20072 mins


Drinkers earn 10 percent to 14 percent more money at their jobs than teetotalers.

Source: A study by economists Bethany Peters and Edward Stringhami

Time to Renew?

The amount (in annualized contract value) of IT outsourcing services deals that are set to expire by the end of 2008 is $118 billion.

Source: Everest Research

Making (a Lot) in China

China’s consumer electronics manufacturing industry will more than double from $71.5 billion in 2006 to $167 billion in 2010.

Source: In-Stat

Hey, Google! Think That’s Enough?

The approximate number of IPv6 IP addresses that Google owns, according to ARIN, which allocates the addresses, is 79 billion billion billion.

Source: ARIN

Rocks in Their Head? paid $7.5 million to Odimo for the domain name

Source: and

Price of Phish Going Up

Jeffrey Brett Goodin, 45, who was convicted of phishing via AOL in January and will be sentenced this June, could face 101 years in jail. His is the first jury trial conviction under the Can-Spam Act of 2003.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

Sneaky People

Security vendor Symantec observes 7 million phishing attempts each day.

Source: Symantec

There’s Growth, and Then There’s…

YouTube’s value as of February 2005: $0.00

YouTube’s value as of October 2006: $1.65 billion (in Google stock)

Source: Google

Another Sign of the Apocalypse

The average age of “gamers” (serious video game players) is 41.

Source: z Media Metrix