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Welcome to a new series highlighting the five most popular blog posts on SAP Business Trends. This week’s content takes us to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Brazil; shows us how to use social media to improve sales; and prepares us for tomorrow’s Big Data demands.

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Sanjay Poonen talks to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Rio de Janeiro

No. 1Reflections on my visit to Brazil’s Social Entrepreneurs Summit and their use of Technology

SAP’s Sanjay Poonen talks about three exceptionally tech-savvy young people he encountered at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress last month in Rio de Janeiro. These determined individuals are using technology to improve people’s lives through accessible literature, simplified bureaucracy and sustainable cosmetics. BONUS: See video of Poonen addressing GEC 2013.

No. 2: Social Media: Why this should be on top of Sales Enablement activities

Most sales people know about social media, but they don’t understand how it can help them meet and exceed their quotas, according to Stefan Funk. Find out what factors to consider when including social media in your sales enablement plan.

No. 3: A Tale of Three Companies: Working with SAP to Better Manage Data Assets

Storing, managing and analyzing Big Data have proven difficult for even those whose data isn’t so big. Betty Jo Hibberd takes a look at how three companies have prepared their information infrastructure to handle these demands in the future.

No. 4: 2013 – Navigating the Digital Universe with 3D Graphics

Extracting value from ever-bigger data is almost impossible without proper information management systems. Instead of Big Data technologies that are only the most tech-savvy users, Robert Merlo examines a better way to analyze data avalanches: 3D graphics.

No. 5: Are You Getting Too Close to Your Customers? Unraveling the Social Conundrum

More than half of consumers want to gossip about products without companies being able to listen — unless those companies will use that knowledge to improve the products. Susan Galer explores how companies can use social media to improve their products and sales.

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  1. Tim Clark

    Nice re-cap, Derek.

    It’s becoming much easier to work with SAP and I think that’s one reason why so may readers are drawn to Sanjay Poonen‘s post.

    And it looks like the remaining top posts share similarities between social selling and how to cut through big data clutter in a meaningful way.

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    1. Derek Klobucher Post author

      Thanks, Tim! Yep, social media and Big Data are certainly some of the buzzwords we’re hearing a lot lately.

      Perhaps we’ll see more cloud, analytics and mobile posts this week.

      🙂

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