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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IBM releases free iPhone app for citizen water watchers

IBM releases free iPhone app for citizen water watchers

I just downloaded a free new iPhone application, called CreekWatch, that will let me take a more active role in reporting on the health of watersheds and reservoirs that I see both near my home and when I'm on the road.The application, which was developed by IBM and is running on an IBM research lab server, is an example of Citizen Science and using crowdsourcing technology for green purposes.

November 3, 2010 by in iPhone

1E adds iPhone app for waking up power-managed computers

1E adds iPhone app for waking up power-managed computers

1E is answering IT managers or computer users who might be concerned about the impact that powering down their notebooks or desktop computers might have on night-time patching and management duties by creating a free wake-on-LAN app that works on iPhones and iPads.The software, called 1E WakeUp, integrates with the company's NightWatchman power management software and also with some proactive computer health check technology.

August 15, 2010 by in iPhone

Say goodbye, responsibly, to your old iPhone

Say goodbye, responsibly, to your old iPhone

OK, I'm sort of out of luck on this one because I STILL am using my original iPhone, but if you have a iPhone 3G model and you're interested in upgrading to the new 3G S series that are coming out June 19, you can recycle the old one through a promotional program being run by tech recycling and reburbishment company NextWorth.The company is offering as much as $255.

June 18, 2009 by in iPhone

Green power supply start-up hires new engineering veep

Green power supply start-up hires new engineering veep

The head of engineering from high-speed memory company Rambus has jumped shipped to join Green Plug, which is plugging (pun intended) technology for universal power adapters that work across a range of consumer electronics and computing devices.Kevin Jones, who becomes Green Plug's vice president of engineering, has experience in systems design and validation.

January 22, 2009 by in iPhone

Epcot: Land of eco-propaganda

Epcot: Land of eco-propaganda

Rhetorical question for you: Are airboat tours really eco-friendly?I found myself wondering that here during my Florida vacay in the Everglades after our boat ran over I think our third coot (one of those small black water birds that pops in and out of the water).

August 16, 2007 by in iPhone