Fred Donovan

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 fdonovan@fiercemarkets.com and follow @FierceFred1 on Twitter.

Articles by Fred Donovan

Spotlight: Mobile POS system installed base to top 54M in 2019, says 451

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.

APIs a strategic priority for IT managers confronting mobility and IoT, survey finds

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 teams with Jasper to integrate IoT platforms

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.

Do we need IoT standards?

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.

Big Blue buys into IoT in a big way

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 inks deal to provide EMM to Telefonica's business customers

MobileIron will provide its enterprise mobility management platform to Telefonica's multinational and enterprise customers under an agreement announced this week.

Commercial, industrial use of IoT to fuel tripling of devices by 2020, says Juniper

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.

Spotlight: Bregal Sagemount pumps $35M into MMS firm MOBI

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 top EFSS vendors, says Gartner

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.

Motorola unveils 3 new Moto smartphones

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.