Innovation is all around us, and it takes many forms. This top 5 list of SAP Business Trends stories looks at innovation in surgery, sensor technology, marketing and more.

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock uses real-time data analytics and predictive technologies to help patients choose the best treatment.

Using Real-Time Data for Real-Life Healthcare Choices [VIDEO]

The popularity of knee replacement surgery is growing quickly in the U.S., but it’s not a trivial procedure. Derek Klobucher cuts into how one healthcare system uses real-time, predictive analytics to help patients decide whether or not they should go under the knife.

Life Without Passwords: IDC’s Latest Innovation Predictions

Most mobile users will soon access their gadgets biometrically, and consumers will interact with hundreds of sensor-enabled devices every day — 25 percent of which are disposable. Susan Galer peers into the experts’ crystal ball to see the next wave of digital innovation.

UI vs. UX: What a Difference a Letter Makes

A lot of people can’t seem to distinguish user interface (UI) from user experience (UX). But Adi Kavaler sees a tremendous difference between a functional, elegant design and actually using it to get your job done.

Slavery in the Supply Chain: What Are You Doing About It?

There are more than 20 million forced laborers around the world, and they work in just about every industry. Timothy Minahan shines a light on this equal opportunity offender — and how transparent business networks can help eradicate slave labor.

How New Marketing is Helping Solve an Industry’s Image Problem [VIDEO]

Baby formula has an image problem, and its use has been hotly debated around the world for decades. So what’s the infant formula industry to do? One company and its advertising agency created a surprisingly inclusive video designed to go viral.

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