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.
01:27 — Growing sustainability efforts impact every industry. Several top cloud wars companies are focused on putting together tools to help business leaders fuse the notion of operational and financial data with sustainability.
01:50 — Out of more than 500 retail executives surveyed by Google Cloud, 71% cited sustainability as their top priority.
02:40 — Other priorities included driving revenue and growth (59%). But can companies really place growth as a lower priority than sustainability?
03:21 — Optimizing business models landed as number two on the priority list (65%) while attracting and retaining top talent came in third place (63%). Will shareholders forgive outdated business models or lose talent to competitors in exchange for increased sustainability?
04:00 — All these priorities are important, but a business leader’s role is to make decisions, set clear priorities, and a path forward through challenging economic times.