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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One way to green up your line-matrix printers

One way to green up your line-matrix printers

An Atlanta-based developer of document management software called DocPath has introduced a new set of applications, called Business Suite Industrial, that purports to extend the life of your line-matrix or thermal printers. You know, the ones that rental car companies use to print out contracts or that many companies use to print out invoices.

May 11, 2011 by in Data Management

HP's kinder, gentler stance toward printer paper

HP's kinder, gentler stance toward printer paper

I know I'm dating myself, but when I was a girl hooked on Nancy Drew mysteries, disappearing ink was all the rage as a tactic for covert operations. Now, as I sit staring at my printer every day, reluctantly printing out notes and other items that I just can't deal with on screen, I think more about how to make office paper demand disappear and about how to make paper responsibly without making all the trees disappear.

October 19, 2009 by in Data Management

Eco-labeling, lifecycle management services are linchpin for HP's big new green tech push

Eco-labeling, lifecycle management services are linchpin for HP's big new green tech push

I'm keenly aware of how much paper and ink I waste with my measely personal inkjet printer, I can't even imagine what it's like for a company the magnitude of Hewlett-Packard, which has decided to tackle the problem big-time with a series of new products and services coming out of its Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) this week.But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

May 21, 2008 by in Data Management