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First off, beyond my usual disclaimer, there are a few related to this topic:

  • I don’t do sustainability, directly, for a career.  It’s a hobby, it’s a way-of-life, it’s just part of who I am.  But I’m a part timer.
  • I’m talking to SAP about co-presenting at TechEd in Berlin on Sustainability, so I’m getting inside scoop.
  • SAP Mentors were also given detailed, non-bloggable, information about SAP’s strategy in this space.
  • I’m a moderator of the SAP Sustainability & CSR.  I’d like to see more traffic.  So go there when you’re done here, if you have something to say.

Perspectives from James Governor and Tom Raftery on SAP’s sustainability report:

[and no, the word “teh” is not a typo]

After a few back-and-forth emails and DMs, Jon Reed and I connected on a long distance call to delve into the aspect of career path for sustainability, whether there is a job market for this as a specialization, and if not now, when?  We digressed into other critical issues, such as:

 

  • ERP – Doesn’t the “R” in ERP stands for “Resource”, meaning that SAP’s been selling software to manage sustainable business practices for a long time?
  • Data collection, master data, governance and data transfers
  • Enterprise Performance Management (and not code tuning) forum: SEM-BCS and CPM, renamed to EPM, now Enterprise Performance Management (SAP EPM)
  • Code tuning (the green way)
  • Business re-engineering, sustainable industries
  • “adding a skip to your step” [18:20] and connecting the dots
  • Virtualization, energy usage, data center consolidation
  • Newer SAP products such as MII
  • Facebook app?
  • Compute power per watt [link courtesy of Tom Raftery, or James Governor, heads up:  http://www.tpc.org/information/press/tpcpress20100707.asp ]
  • Blocking pedi-cabs at the Sapphire conference (and ASUG’s too) – [34:25]

 

 

Have a listen…

 

[MP3]

 

Jon and I each recorded the session on our own devices.  His voice is a little “crackly” on my recording, due to the microphone he was using I think, while I’m a little “wavy” on his side, probably because of the VOIP traffic layer.  We agreed to process our WAV/MP3 files independently.  Mine was minimally shaped, with only a downsizing via Audacity, taking the 30 minute file from about 50 MB to around 15 MB.  It’s listenable, from my previews.  Hope you think so too.

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