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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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