Whether you prefer serious topics like the rise of the machines and disaster relief, or simple pleasures like stickers and sports, this week’s Top 5 blog posts from SAP Business Trends have you covered.

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Remembering to acquire, analyze and act could help you prevail in a world where mobile devices connect to the Internet on their own.

No. 1: Embracing the Internet of Things

Mobile devices outnumber people, and a growing number of devices connect to the Internet on their own. As these items communicate with each other — often automatically — Jacob Schur walks us through three easy steps toward capitalizing on the Internet of Things.

No. 2: Haiti Four Years Later: SAP Technology, Funds, and Volunteers Create Jobs

The Yunus Social Business Haiti (YSB Haiti) program formed two weeks after the 2010 earthquake, and was a rare example of effective humanitarian aid there. Susan Galer describes how SAP resources helped the program create hundreds of jobs in economically self-sustainable social businesses.

No. 3: The ROI on Stickers … and Social Media

Stickers on the cover of people’s laptops often denote allegiance to a movement, team or brand. Jeremy Epstein sticks to his story of the sticker on his laptop, and how it lead to a two-hour conversation with one of his company’s new customers — and a series of new ideas.

No. 4: The Fan Experience Matters: Data Is a Strategic Asset

Sports and entertainment organizations collect more fan experience data than ever, but that doesn’t do much good without the right business questions or analytics platform. Kaan Turnali takes a swing at how these organizations can make data a powerful business intelligence tool.

No. 5: Welcome to the Smarter Side of Super Bowl XLVIII

The increasing reach of technology, social sharing and the media are on course to make Super Bowl XLVIII one of the biggest moments in sports history. Dan Fleetwood drops back to visualize how SAP technologies will help transform the way fans experience the big game.

Follow Derek on Twitter: @DKlobucher

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