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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Ford and Microsoft team on smart app for vehicle recharging

Ford and Microsoft team on smart app for vehicle recharging

Didn't make it into NYC today for the International Auto Show, but felt it relevant to report that Ford and Microsoft are teaming up an application that will keep tabs on when your hybrid vehicle needs a recharge.As Andrew Nusca reports on our SmartPlanet sister blog network, the energy management application is made possible by the Microsoft Hohm technology.

March 31, 2010 by in Microsoft

Microsoft goes Hohm with energy-tracking application

Microsoft goes Hohm with energy-tracking application

Software giant Microsoft is beta-testing an application called Microsoft Hohm that consumers can use to track energy usage and figure out ways that their household can conserve.To make the case that this is something we all need, the company is holding up figures from a May 2009 Gartner survey of consumers in the United States and the United Kingdom, suggesting that 80 percent of them are willing and eager to take action on their energy bills.

July 22, 2009 by in Microsoft

Microsoft's turn to tout its data center best practices

Microsoft's turn to tout its data center best practices

As you might imagine, every green journalist in existence is being deluged this week with all manner of Earth Day proclamations from all manner of companies hoping to get some mileage out of the event. I've been hitting the delete button quite a bit over the past 72 hours, but wanted to point to a post I came across this morning that will prove useful.

April 21, 2009 by in Microsoft