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

News Scan: Smartphone encryption aids criminals, says FBI chief; Apple says it's iOS 8 or bust; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Sept. 29, including the latest criticism by the FBI head over default smartphone encryption, iOS as the only game in town, a service expansion for startup SimilarWeb, another ad platform update from Facebook and Subway's new mobile campaign.

Infographic: Mobile security risks and responses

Mobile technology is a vital tool for enterprises, but it opens them up to threats such as mobile malware, lost or stolen devices and hackers, notes an infographic by CDW and Intel's McAfee.

Most consumers research products on mobile devices before going to the store

A full 81 percent of consumers research products using their mobile devices prior to going to the store, according to research from audience research firm NinthDecimal.

Mobile data traffic explosion fuels Wi-Fi test equipment market

The explosion in mobile data traffic is fueling the market for Wi-Fi test equipment, which Frost & Sullivan forecasts will top $1 billion in 2020, up from $529 million last year.

News Scan: Apple rushes iOS 8 bug fix; Intel pumps $1.5B into Chinese mobile chip makers; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 26, including Apple pushing iOS 8.0.2 ASAP, Intel stacking their chips with an investment over one billion, 3-D construction apps that are catching on, the red tape holding autonomous vehicles back and the future of cars with V2X communications.

Microsoft beefs up audio quality for mobile Skype users

Microsoft is improving the audio quality for mobile users of its Skype VoIP software, a popular low-cost communication option for small businesses and business travelers.

Got acne? There's an app for that

A new mobile app from startup Spruce Health will enable smartphone users to connect with a board-certified physician for remote diagnosis and treatment options.

Infographic: 95% of enterprises allow BYOD in some form

A robust 95 percent of enterprises now allow the use of employee-owned devices, and close to two-thirds of employees say that having access to work email and other business apps at all times increases their productivity, according to stats compiled by security firm Symantec in an infographic.

News Scan: Device makers could feel YODA force; Go mobile, young job seekers; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 25, including what the You Own Device Act could mean for reselling electronics, the effect mobility could have on a job search, the record breaking weekend for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, smartphones and the portal head units in automobiles and how tougher cell phone standards are making recycling tougher.

Wi-Fi CPE market to show strong growth, fueled 801.11ac gear

The Wi-Fi customer premise equipment market is forecast by ABI Research to increase 11 percent this year, with 802.11ac equipment expected to capture 18 percent of total shipments this year.