Articles By David Coursey

HP’s Palm acquisition a threat to Microsoft

HP's purchase of Palm could not only savewebOS, but should also cause a few shivers for Microsoft.Where Redmond may have lately seemed the up-and-comer to challenge Blackberry with its Windows Phone 7, HP--by

Published on: May 11th, 2010 David Coursey

Weighing Windows Phone 7’s business heft

Amid all the hoopla surrounding the introduction of Windows Phone 7 Series this week in Barcelona, Microsoft's core customers have been almost totally left out. It's hard to imagine that business customers aren't

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 David Coursey

Google Apps beef up security to woo businesses

Google Apps have become more IT-friendly with the addition of new security features for iPhone, Nokia, and Windows Mobile users.The new features allow administrators to enforce password requirements and remotely wipe data from

Published on: February 16th, 2010 David Coursey

Apple iPad not suited for work

Despite the availability of its own version of iWorks, Apple's new iPad remains an entertainment device, not an obvious business tool. Still, it has possibilities.The closer the business app is to entertainment, the

Published on: February 3rd, 2010 David Coursey

New service offers easy way to make money off your Web site

A new company, called VigLink, seems certain to put a lot of "found money" into webmasters' and bloggers' pockets--without much work on their part.If you or your company runs a site that includes

Published on: January 13th, 2010 David Coursey

Android not yet ready for business use

Businesses considering Android as a corporate handset standard should consider the decision carefully, because it may prove hard to justify later on. Recent reports that Google's handset operating system is gaining momentum are

Published on: December 28th, 2009 David Coursey

Business users benefit from Facebook’s new privacy controls

Facebook's new privacy controls make it easy for users to present different information to business contacts and personal friends, but only if the user is willing to accept the added complexity involved in

Published on: December 16th, 2009 David Coursey

Facebook lets you keep your friends private after criticism

Facebook's new privacy controls remain a work in progress a full 24 hours after release and months after they were announced. Responding to criticism over making its users' Friends Lists public, Facebook is

Published on: December 14th, 2009 David Coursey

Google Public DNS is cool, but is it a privacy threat?

Today's news can prompt two very different views of Google, based on the announcement of its free Google Public DNS.In one view, Google is our best friend and a noble public servant. In

Published on: December 7th, 2009 David Coursey

Google’s Latitude service improved but still provokes paranoia

Google has added new features to its Latitude location mapping and tracking service, allowing users to see where they have been and automatically be alerted (warned?) when friends are nearby."One of the most

Published on: November 17th, 2009 David Coursey

Windows vs. Mac – time to stop the bickering

You would think the upcoming release of Windows 7 were an event of real significance, but it isn't. Windows will still be Windows, Mac will still be Mac, and not much will change.Does

Published on: October 15th, 2009 David Coursey

Microsoft vs. Google: Office Web Will Kill Google Docs

Maybe Google will be able to rescue something from its Docs misadventure, but it better do something quick. Microsoft says it can solve big customers' big complaint about Google Docs and will do

Published on: August 11th, 2009 David Coursey

Five Reasons Google Chrome OS Will Fail

Sometimes the smartest and most popular kid at school simply falls on his face. Google Chrome OS could very well turn out to be that kid.Will Chrome OS be the promising upstart that

Published on: July 27th, 2009 David Coursey

Google: The World’s Most Successful Failure?

And then gets a free pass despite a series of failures outside its core competencies in search and online ad sales.Right now, Google seems to be flooding the market with products that are

Published on: July 20th, 2009 David Coursey