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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Report IDs 5 trends that will pack cleantech wallop

Report IDs 5 trends that will pack cleantech wallop

This just in from the Clean Edge research firm: "Clean Energy Trends 2011," which discusses five ongoing market trends that will continue to impact clean tech and clean energy sectors for the next several years. There is a ton of new and historical data in this hefty analysis, so I recommend that you download the whole thing.

March 15, 2011 by in EU

The EU's code of conduct for data "centre" efficiency

The EU's code of conduct for data "centre" efficiency

Not sure which of you are reading this from parts outside the United States (not that it really matters because green tech is a global issue), but just became aware of the European Code of Conduct on Data Centres Energy Efficiency. Yes, I'm using the British English spelling, because it just seems appropriate.

February 2, 2009 by in EU