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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Dell intensifies its green strategy with a pledge ... and "greener" Windows Server 2008 offering

Dell intensifies its green strategy with a pledge ... and "greener" Windows Server 2008 offering

Dell has taken two steps this week to brighten up the spectrum of its green efforts.First, the Texas technology giant says it has become the first computer company to join The Climate Group, a non-profit organization that focuses on working with both the public and private sector to inspire action intended to aid a broad shift to low-carbon business policy.

February 28, 2008 by in Windows

Verdiem gives you more power over your power consumption. And, inquiring minds wonder whether power management might not be Vista's holy grail?

Verdiem gives you more power over your power consumption. And, inquiring minds wonder whether power management might not be Vista's holy grail?

Did you know that PCs and computer monitors account for roughly 13 percent of the total electricity used each year by commercial enterprises? That statistic from the Department of Energy, which actually is pretty outdated at this point, is just one of the arguments used by power management software company Verdiem to make the case for its application, called Surveyor.

January 27, 2008 by in Windows

It's OK to be a Grinch when it comes to giving green tech

It's OK to be a Grinch when it comes to giving green tech

If you're buying someone on your holiday gift list some sort of electronic gadget, I'm giving you the greenlight to be a pain with your retailer or the product manufacturer about doublechecking the green credentials. I'm usually pretty undemanding when it comes to my own purchases because I am really bad at shopping, but this year, I'm going to insist on giving green.

December 11, 2008 by in Windows