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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The green side of managed print services

The green side of managed print services

Managed print services are a great example of a good technology management practice that happens to have a green component. The latest example: A managed print services relationship between CA Technologies and Canon Business Solutions has helped the software company save more than 19 million pages of paper and 2.

March 21, 2011 by in Printers

HP updates environmental credentials for new desktops, printer

HP updates environmental credentials for new desktops, printer

There is a spate of new products out of Hewlett-Packard this past week that ups the game when it comes to energy-efficiency and the elimination of toxic materials. Here's a quick snapshot:The HP All-In-One 200t series is a dual-core integrated computer (lots of different chip choices) that eliminates mercury from its 21.

April 20, 2010 by in Printers

InfoPrint printers make it easier to control eco-features

InfoPrint printers make it easier to control eco-features

When you create products that encourage people to use a precious natural resource, paper, and that also spend more time sucking up energy in an idle mode than in actively doing their job, you'd better come up with some smart ideas with respect to eco-product designs.That's one reason that printer company InfoPrint decided to include a feature called Eco-Mode on the latest models of its workgroup products.

June 12, 2009 by in Printers