about Big data
Let me start by saying I love analytics.
Yes, you’re probably thinking I’m a sad, lonely nerd, sitting in a dark room drooling over stats and numbers rolling across my screen.
But you’re wrong (sort of).
Analytics are starting to play a major role in almost every aspect of your life, not just in business, and you don’t have to be a super-geek to appreciate the results.
Think about your local supermarket: they use data analysis to set up their aisles for maximum spend from you
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
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’