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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Energy Star server spec out for review

Energy Star server spec out for review

You've now got about two weeks to comment on the first draft of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal regarding how to apply the Energy Star program to servers.(Here's the page with both the draft of the specification along with a letter explaining the contents.

March 1, 2008 by in Servers

Fujitsu paints itself green-er

Fujitsu paints itself green-er

Fujitsu America joins the list of high-tech giants touting corporate level initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and keep their aging products out of global landfills.The company is tying its green strategy to its Triole platform for IT optimization, which cuts across its servers, storage and laptop computers.

August 17, 2007 by in Servers

A green thumbs-up for tech remarketer Vibrant Technologies

A green thumbs-up for tech remarketer Vibrant Technologies

When I pleaded my case to the ZDNet editors to let me contribute to this blog, I promised to regularly recognize neat-o regional efforts that fall into the green tech movement.After all, for every mammoth corporation looking to eke out some corporate responsibility greenie points in its annual report, there are dozens nay hundreds of smaller companies fighting the good fight.

August 14, 2007 by in Servers

TranquilPC makes noise with Windows Home Server

TranquilPC makes noise with Windows Home Server

Thanks to fellow blog-o-sphere-ite Matt McSpirit I just learned a little something about a hot, actually make that cool, new home server due in September from TranquilPC in the United Kingdom. The bummer is that I THINK unless you buy it online, this is a system intended for the European market.

August 21, 2007 by in Servers