Heather Clancy

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Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation. Her articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. In a past corporate life, Heather was editor of Computer Reseller News. She started her journalism life as a business writer with United Press International in New York. She holds a B.A. in English literature from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and has a thing for Lewis Carroll.

I am fascinated about how businesses of all sizes can transform their operations through technology -- not just to make themselves more efficient, but to rise above their competitors. That's the theme for my two ZDNet blogs, Small Business Matters and Next-Gen Partner. For SmartPlanet, I'm focused on profiling inspirational and controversial business leaders who have great leadership lessons to share. I also write regularly and passionately about corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues for GreenBiz.com. Occasionally, I will pop up at an industry conference in some sort of speaking capacity. In cases where an engagement involves a sponsor that may be covered in this blog, that fact will be disclosed in coverage as appropriate. My corporate writing work usually consists of crafting research white papers about some aspect of technology or moderating Webcasts. In the event that my commentary (in written, audio or video form) mentions a company for which I have provided consulting advice, I will disclose that fact. However, there is no connection between these projects and topics that I cover in my blogs.

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New carbon emissions tracker is focused on professional services organizations

New carbon emissions tracker is focused on professional services organizations

Feeling neglected because many carbon emissions analysis "tools" typically are focused on companies that create hard goods and that have facilities and manufacturing lines to manage and products to deliver rather than those of the intellectual sort?Non-profit organization Noblis is launching a service to help address this gap AND to help create documentation that could be valuable for recording information related to federal regulations (and other mandates related to carbon emissions).

May 14, 2009 by in After Hours

World Wildlife Fund releases new reports on how virtual meetings can cut carbon dioxide AND increase productivity

World Wildlife Fund releases new reports on how virtual meetings can cut carbon dioxide AND increase productivity

I'm writing this blog post from the first trade show I've been to in quite a while, the HIMSS 09 healthcare-related show, where I actually stood in a bus shuttle line yesterday because there were so many people here.Although this has really nothing to do with this post, it kind of does, because one of the topics I was debating at lunch and throughout the afternoon during downtime was the state of business travel as a result of the downturn.

April 5, 2009 by in After Hours