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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An Eaton a-ha: Power management for virtual machines

An Eaton a-ha: Power management for virtual machines

This falls into the "so obvious we all overlooked it" category of technology innovation.While tech journos including yours truly have been falling all overselves in coverage of power management and coverage of virtualization as SEPARATE topics in the green space, we seem to have forgotten the fact that these two topics actually need to be entwined.

July 15, 2009 by in Virtualization

It's still good to be green, whether it's accidental or not

It's still good to be green, whether it's accidental or not

One of the IT services companies that closely partners with IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems, released an interesting survey earlier this week that confirms what I've believed for some time: IT managers don't really care about being green in the environmental sense as much as they care about saving money. The thing is, I really don't think these two things are mutually exclusive.

September 27, 2008 by in Virtualization