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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'Tis the season to recycle electronics

'Tis the season to recycle electronics

It would be really easy to fill up this blog with releases and green-tech-announcements-du-jour, a strategy I admit I use sometimes when I am traveling or way too overwhelmed to think. But usually, I try to take the pulse of the topics that are dominant in a given week and to provide perspective on more than one thing simultaneously.

November 9, 2010 by in Laptops

Even green products need to be designed well

Even green products need to be designed well

Snow and my schedule prevented me from getting into New York this week to attend the Consumer Electronics Association's Greener Gadgets conference, but one of my more local colleagues, Andrew Nusca, managed to make it. His coverage, over at our Smart Planet sister blog network, explores the vital role of good design in products that seek to make a green or social impact.

February 25, 2010 by in Laptops

Green-certified battery available for HP consumer notebooks in early 2009

Green-certified battery available for HP consumer notebooks in early 2009

I don't know about you, but I've been trying to eke out as much life as possible from my aging notebook computer, not just because I'm leery of spending the money but because it's better for the environment for me not to get a new one just because it's cool. The one downside, though, is that one of the batteries for this particular laptop is way old and way feeble.

December 10, 2008 by in Laptops