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
Check out the hottest mobile IT news April 17, including Yahoo's plan to unseat Google in iOS, the inception of the first telco-based mobile ad exchange platform, why audio quality is more important than video quality in mobile ads, the expected surge of M2M devices in the oil and gas industry and the cautious expansion of mobile technologies in Eastern Europe.
Marketers need to adopt a mobile-unique approach to mobile advertising, rather than a mobile-first approach, advises Forrester Research.
Iusacell, Mexico's third largest mobile phone operator, is suing IBM for $2.5 billion, alleging that Big Blue made fraudulent claims that caused Iusacell to lose that amount in profits, Reuters reports.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 16, including Facebook's expanding mobile payment presence in Ireland, just how much Western European healthcare providers are shelling out this year for clinical mobility, fitness wearables driving big data adoption by healthcare organizations, the strong performance by U.S. wireless carriers in Q4 and the predicted growth of the mobile education market.
Smartphone innovation is slowing, as evidenced by Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone, judges Lawrence Lundy, an information and communications technology consultant with Frost & Sullivan.
The company really needs to explore new markets, such as launching a smartwatch worthy of the Apple name. Otherwise, the views of Wall Street analysts will win out in terms of the firm's stock price, which ultimately has an impact on the resources it has to innovate.
The Heartbleed flaw, a hole in the OpenSSL software that enables two-thirds of websites to encrypt data, is also present in millions of Android devices, reports Ars Technica.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news April 15, including Zebra's acquisition of Motorola Solutions, what mobile shoppers really want from an app, the expected jump in smart connected appliances, Italy at the forefront of mobile shopping and the mobile display revenue surpasses TV display revenue.
The wearable technology market is expected to grow "exponentially" in revenue and number of devices this year, forecasts market research firm Visiongain.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for April 14, including a Tax Day release for Google Glass, the future of mobility with travel sites, how Microsoft is squeezing its OS onto tablets, how health insurers might help foot the bill for iWatches and growth in the tablet processor industry.