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BI + Carbon Emissions Management = A New Career Opportunity Trend...

<body><p>How can &quot;green environmental savings&quot; lead to &quot;green cost savings?&quot; </p><p></p><p>Can this development impact BI and careers? </p><p></p><p>For those of us who watch compelling business and IT trends the answer is clearly, &quot;Yes!&quot; </p><p></p><p>Here's a data point worth following! </p><p></p><p>Perhaps you read the recent announcement, &quot;&#91;SAP to Acquire Carbon Management Solution Leader Clear Standards, Inc.|http://www.sap.com/about/newsroom/news-releases/press.epx?pressid=11291&#93;&quot; and thought about how this development represents a trend which may positively impact university students and graduates looking for green related jobs? </p><p></p><p>Clearly universities play a major role in the global sustainability movement. Visit many campuses around the world --- both on-line and in person --- and you'll see many visibile signs of green &quot;business&quot; and the &quot;social responsibility&quot; movement growing and building momentum on a daily basis. </p><p></p><p>There is a strong connecting point between universities...businesses...the government...and community which creates many opportunities! </p><p></p><p>For example, David Herrema, an ERP intern for Grand Valley State University, said it very well in his recent blog, &quot;&#91;Grand Rapids, MI - Community Sustainability Partnership Company|https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=/pub/wlg/13117&#93 <b>[original link is broken]</b> <b>[original link is broken]</b> <b>[original link is broken]</b>; where he highlighted the &quot;The Community Sustainability Partnership as a unique combination between local government and businesses&quot; and Grand Valley State University. </p><p></p><p>And there are many examples like this one throughout the globe! </p><p></p><p>...So how does this SAP announcement impact BI? </p><p></p><p>It's about data. </p><p></p><p>As the Clear Standard website sites, with &quot;technology and content, users can analyze business activity-based impacts and find opportunities for energy, waste, and emissions reductions within and outside operational boundaries, including the supply chain.&quot; (&#91;View there product roadmap here - scroll to the bottom of the page|http://www.clearstandards.com/products_main.html&#93;)</p><p></p><p>Going forward universities will have an opportunity to continue their major role in the green movement and create a &quot;bridge&quot; between public and private sectors which will create many new green job opportunities!</p><p></p><p>A few questions...</p><ul><li level="1" type="ul"><p>What are you seeing? </p></li><li level="1" type="ul"><p>Do you see this trend as a way to get jobs? </p></li><li level="1" type="ul"><p>How can studies in business, IT (Computer Sciences) link into this opportunity? </p></li><li level="1" type="ul"><p>How can BI be the cornerstone to a greener environment and green cost savings?</p></li></ul><p></p></body>
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