You’ve got to work with what’s available, and sometimes what’s available is pretty high-tech! This week’s Top 5 Blog Posts from SAP Business Trends includes a co-CEO’s thoughts on optimizing resources, a global appetite for the latest mobile strategies, a world map of innovation and more.

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SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott (center) joined this year’s Clinton Global Initiative as part of a panel of thought leaders discussing “Vital Resources: Doing More with Less.” (Photo: Taylor Davidson, Clinton Global Initiative)

No. 1: Bill McDermott on SAP and Sustainability: “This is a whole new generation”

SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott was in New York last week to speak at The Clinton Global Initiative about how to do more with less. Brian Wasson bends over backward to show how flexibility is key to McDermott’s concept of sustainability, particularly co-innovation and listening to the customer.

No. 2: Mobile: A Modern Day Gold Rush of Opportunity

Mobility is about transforming work, especially for the mobile employee. Fresh from a tour of Australia and New Zealand, Anthony Reynolds unpacks examples he’d shared of how companies are building up their mobile strategies and using mobile solutions to grow their business.

No. 3: Mapping the Innovation Conversation

Innovation most often happens in an optimal cultural climate. Erica Clark-Mitchell draws geographical patterns of creativity and colors hotbeds of new ideas in her description of the World of Innovation interactive map, which users can filter by business, technology and other categories.

No. 4: How to Get Your Hands Dirty at #SAPTechEd 2013

Whoever said training can’t be fun never trained in Las Vegas. Derek Klobucher bets that SAP TechEd 2013 will kick off a season of premier technical education conferences with big data-crunching statistician Nate Silver, as well as plenty of competition, education and outright data geekery. That’s right, data geekery.

No. 5: The Predictive Business: When Real-Time is Not Enough

Companies are trying to see the future and shape it to their advantage. Timothy Minahan forecasts that predictive business will soon be reality, thanks to cutting-edge technology, business models and data types.

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