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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Game out: Microsoft gaming tech now covered by Reconnect e-cycling program

Game out: Microsoft gaming tech now covered by Reconnect e-cycling program

If your teenager has grown weary of an aging Xbox, Zune and all their various accoutrements, you can now include them with the other technology you're dropping off though the Reconnect technology recycling program.Reconnect is a partnership of Dell and Goodwill Industries under which people can drop off computers and accessories at more than 1,900 Goodwill sites in North America.

April 22, 2010 by in Microsoft

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