Biography for Fred Donovan
Fred Donovan is the senior editor of FierceMobileIT and FierceITSecurity. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, he was a freelance writer working for Infosecurity Magazine, Report on Patient Privacy newsletter, and other security- and IT-related publications. Prior to that, he worked as a Booz Allen Hamilton analyst for the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity office and the U.S. Air Force. He gets excited about the latest mobile and IT security developments and is also an avid lover of the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and Cape Cod, where he lives with his lovely wife Christy and beautiful daughter Katie. Email Fred at email@example.com and follow @FierceFred1 on Twitter.
Articles by Fred Donovan
The global mobile point-of-sale system installed base is forecast by 451 Research to top 54 million units in 2019, up from 13.3 million units today, a 32 percent compound annual growth rate.
Enterprises are making application programming interfaces a "strategic priority" as they adapt to mobile, cloud and the Internet of Things, according to a survey of 300 IT decision makers by MuleSoft, a provider of an integration platform for enterprise software.
Microsoft is partnering with Jasper, an Internet of Things platform provider, to integrate Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, due out later this year, with Jasper's IoT services platform.
While Big Blue looks to join as many IoT standards bodies as possible, an analysis by Kevin Fitchard for FierceMobileIT coming on Thursday suggests that standards might not be such a big deal for enterprises using IoT.
IBM has been embracing the Internet of Things in a big way. In its latest move, Big Blue is launching a community for IoT developers to help them connect devices to the cloud and to harness data generated from those devices.
MobileIron will provide its enterprise mobility management platform to Telefonica's multinational and enterprise customers under an agreement announced this week.
The commercial, industrial and public services sectors are expected to fuel growth in the Internet of Things, with the number of IoT connected devices forecast by Juniper Research tripling to 38 billion units by 2020.
New York-based growth equity firm Bregal Sagemont is pumping $35 million into MOBI for a minority stake in the managed mobility services company.
Accellion, Box, Citrix and Syncplicity are the leading vendors in the enterprise file sync and sharing market, according to the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant report.
Lenovo's Motorola Mobility unveiled Tuesday morning three new Moto smartphones – the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and the third-generation Moto G – at simultaneous press conferences in New York City, Sao Paulo, and London.