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

Apple expands its Maps Connect for Small Business internationally

Apple announced that it is expanding its Maps Connect for Small Business internationally, reports 9to5Mac.

Spotlight: Oracle, Samsung to team on mobile cloud services

Oracle and Samsung are teaming on mobile cloud services, reports the Korea Times, quoting sources familiar with the discussions.

Procurement needs to think differently about selecting mobility vendors

The enterprise procurement department needs to think different when it comes to selecting enterprise mobility vendors and signing contracts, advises enterprise mobility firm Tangoe.

Smartphone is catalyst for mobile payments revolution

New technologies, such are digital wallets, cryptocurrencies, and mobile peer-to-peer payments, are transforming the way we transact our business, observes an article at MIT Technology Review."The smartphone is the catalyst for a lot of change in this industry," says Dana Stalder, a venture capitalist with Matrix Partners.

Spotlight: 'Connected management' fueling strong growth in cellular M2M market

Fueled by the trend toward "connected management," the cellular machine-to-machine market is forecast by Berg Insights to increase at a 20.4 percent compound annual growth rate through 2019.

Steps to empower field workers with context-aware services

Context-aware services can leverage the mobile devices field service workers carry with them and the data that is generated by those devices and by other sources to improve their performance and better satisfy customers.

Microsoft's HoloLens: Not so mobile, but powerful smartglasses for the enterprise

Microsoft unveiled last week its HoloLens, a holographic headset and platform that offer the computing power that enterprises need to perform complex task requiring hands-free work and holographic images that can be combined with real images in exciting ways. Unfortunately, it's not all that mobile.

Infographic: Mobile payment is a top IT investment priority for one-third of banks

More than one-third of banking executives say that IT investment in mobile payments is the most important focus for them from a customer interface perspective, according to data cited in an infographic prepared by CDW.

4 ways BYOD is transforming business

Traditional business practices are being transformed by BYOD in four ways, writes Abby Perkins in an IT Pro Portal article.

News Scan: BlackBerry wants mobile app net neutrality; Google to sell wireless services; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Friday, Jan. 23.