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In 2016, less than 50% of companies had invested in Big Data technologies. While still in its relative infancy in the business world, Big Data is fast becoming a big deal in the business world. Some companies are already way head of the game and are already showing the late adopters how it should be done. Here are three companies that are doing this whole Big Data thing right.


British grocery powerhouse Tesco has been using Big Data since back in 1995

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems seem to have been around since the dawn of man. I’m pretty sure Neanderthals used an ERP system to note down how many bison or deer they killed during their last hunt.

Despite the dominance of ERP systems throughout the business world, we regularly see headlines with proclamations of their imminent demise, as though they are soon to be replaced by new software developed by another teenage whizzkid in his bedroom during his downtime between stints on World of Warcraft

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In what is becoming a near $200bn industry, Big Data is swiftly becoming big business. The Data 50 Awards program celebrates those at the forefront of the UK data industry, whether transforming their own organisations or enhancing others’.

Given our love of all things data here at sales-i, our CEO Paul Black was nominated for a coveted spot in these prestigious lists. We’re delighted to announce that he made the list of the Top 10 Data Entrepreneurs in the UK and named one of the ‘data entrepreneurs you should know about in 2017’