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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AT&T thinks green with Eco App for iPhone

AT&T thinks green with Eco App for iPhone

In case you're wondering the nearest recycling location to your home or business OR are interested in receiving regular bimonthly updates about environmental events in your area AND you happen to be an AT&T wireless customer, the company has launched a free Eco App focused on building environmental awareness.Interestingly, the carrier says the application is focused on youth (who can use it on an iPod touch), but I'm not really sure why adults are excluded.

October 26, 2010 by in Smartphones

Schneider Electric releases iPhone app for home energy control

Schneider Electric releases iPhone app for home energy control

If your home or business uses the Wiser home controller technology from Schneider Electric, there's now an iPhone app you can use do mess around with things from a remote location.Wiser works with the C-Bus home automation technology that is embedded into certain lighting and heating, air-conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) systems, or even home irrigation systems.

March 18, 2010 by in Smartphones

HP: Bring us your tired, your unwanted tech

HP: Bring us your tired, your unwanted tech

Hewlett-Packard has expanded the scope of its technology recycling program, the HP Consumer Buyback and Planet Partners Recycling Program. The initiative will dole out cash for any of the following (provided there is some value): PCs, monitors, printers, digital cameras, personal digital assistants or smartphones.

January 7, 2009 by in Smartphones