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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HolidayLEDs offers to recycle old-fangled light strands

HolidayLEDs offers to recycle old-fangled light strands

If you're one of those early birds (no pun intended) who puts up a Christmas tree on Thanksgiving weekend, this one's for you.The good folks at HolidayLEDs, an e-commerce site that sells LED Christmas light strands, are offering to recycle YOUR incandescent lights if you opt to switch over to LED.

November 21, 2007 by in E-Commerce

New LED information resource

New LED information resource

OK, so it was something like 65 degrees here in Northern New Jersey which, aside from being weird, made me want to go out and play in the dirt and get my plants ready for the spring.Anyway, if any of you are also feeling the same way, you should look at this new resource for landscape types.

January 8, 2008 by in E-Commerce

Staples touts green tech in online catalog

Staples touts green tech in online catalog

The Staples business-to-business division has added a Green Guide to its online catalog site, which features 1,100 different office supplies that have been screened for environmental parameters PLUS relevant technology of the same genre from some of its suppliers. There actually isn't a ton of stuff within, but the Staples EcoEasy line is a good place to start if you're a smaller company looking for a source of information about your green technology options.

April 22, 2010 by in E-Commerce

Kill A Watt helps you figure out where you're wasting electricity

Kill A Watt helps you figure out where you're wasting electricity

I've been intending to write about this particular gadget for a few weeks now, not just because it has a compellingly clever name but because it's a useful way for people to get a better handle on how much electricity certain electronic gadgets draw.Kill A Watt from P3 International is a pretty simple concept: It's essentially a meter that tracks the power consumption of whatever's plugged into it.

August 3, 2008 by in E-Commerce