Welcome to the Cloud Wars Minute — your daily news and commentary show, hosted by Cloud Wars Founder Bob Evans. Each episode provides insights and perspectives around the “reimagination machine” that is the Cloud.
1:06 – All of the Cloud Wars Top 10 cloud providers are moving rapidly into the area of sustainability with the move towards sustainability clouds and solutions – and SAP, Microsoft, and Google Cloud are the farthest ahead.
1:41 – Bob is starting a sustainability series looking across Cloud Wars Top 10 and will be starting with SAP as he heard a great deal about this topic at SAP Sapphire.
2:00 – Companies can’t treat this like a task force, or a committee, or some skunkworks thing. This has to be deeply embedded across a company’s financial capabilities and its operational data on an end-to-end basis.
2:40 – SAP’s industry knowledge and data give it a unique advantage, and has been working with big companies in major industries for decades. Further, SAP understands that they’ve got a lot of data – and data is, of course, the key to how these sustainability efforts are going to work. Because without that operational data, it’s just everybody’s opinion.
3:09 – For SAP, all of the executives expressed an extreme amount of passion and optimism for what could be done. This is because they’re hearing from customers that this is not a fringe idea – it is a core mainstream business opportunity.
3:43 – As SAP CEO Christian Klein put it, “It’s not just possible, but it’s likely that it’s quite beneficial for profitability and sustainability to be tightly coupled together.” As such, Bob is kicking off the series with SAP by diving into the details, where customers want to start, how they want to do it, and how it is easily extensible with SAP’s industry cloud.