Heather Clancy


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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SAP ekes out more energy reductions despite revenue growth

SAP ekes out more energy reductions despite revenue growth

SAP is absolutely one of the more transparent companies in high-tech when it comes to corporate sustainability initiatives, and its 2010 sustainability report offers a great example.If you visit the site's page specific to energy efficiency (one of SAP's biggest success stories), you will discover that in 2010, the company used 791 gigawatt-hours of electricity, down from 808 gigawatt-hours in 2009.

March 23, 2011 by in SAP

SAP gets smart with Consumers Energy

SAP gets smart with Consumers Energy

Enterprise software giant SAP has scored what it is calling its first utility customer for its new smart metering software.Consumers Energy, one of SAP's utility partners for its advanced meter integration (AMI) Lighthouse Council, will integrate SAP's new AMI module with its existing SAP for Utilities software, which it installed last July.

February 17, 2009 by in SAP