David Weldon

Biography for David Weldon

David Weldon is senior editor and contributes to FierceCIO, FierceEnterpriseCommunications, and FierceMobileIT. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, David ran his own editorial services company in the Boston area. He has written for a variety of publications and websites on topics related to information technology, healthcare, management, financial services, workforce and workplace issues, and technology in education.  David has over 30 years of experience in journalism, and has held senior editorial positions at Computerworld, eWeek, EH Publishing, White Digital Media, and Wellesley Information Services. He is also a former research analyst at Aberdeen Group. Reach him at dweldon@fiercemarkets.com and find him on Twitter @DavidWeldon11

Articles by David Weldon

Taking BYOD from the cubicle to the conference room

BYOD programs are in place at most organizations today, and a growing number of companies are using BYOD to improve the quality of staff meetings.

Rich shoppers to retailers: Go mobile if you want a piece of me

New research reveals that if retailers want to lure the cream-of-the-crop shoppers, they'd better arm sales associates with mobile devices.

Today's schoolchildren will flood BYOD ranks, study reveals

If you thought BYOD programs were popular with today's workers, just wait. New research shows that virtually all middle school and high school students in this country now have access to mobile devices, and two-thirds supply their own devices for schoolwork.

 

Kill switches could save consumers $2.6 billion, study says

The adoption of kill switches in mobile phones could save consumers $2.6 billion annually if made mandatory, a move which has strong support by the public, a new study reveals.

3 types of IT certifications to help ensure mobile mastery

With increased adoption of mobility in the enterprise has come a need for more IT professionals with skills in the area. That has placed growing importance on certifications for mobile technology skills.

Malware hijacks smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies similar to Bitcoin

A new form of malware has been introduced that uses a botnet of smartphones to mine for virtual currencies similar to Bitcoin.

BYOD security depends on data risks, employee behaviors

The best way to implement a secure BYOD program is to focus on data risks and employee behaviors not on the technology, says a panel of IT and legal experts.

Tips for getting mobile advertising right

Mobile advertising is increasingly popular with consumers, but there are some special considerations to keep in mind to do it right.

Mobile stats to help IT leaders factor mobile into budgeting

A strong mobile strategy is a must have for organizations today. With that in mind, here are some mobile facts that will help IT leaders factor mobile into their budgets.

5 ways to max out on your mobility efforts

CIOs and business leaders alike need to embrace mobility if they are to stay ahead of the competition. Here are five tips on how IT leaders can maximize mobility efforts.