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

IT executives think IoT is over-hyped

Nearly half of 297 IT executives surveyed by the nonprofit IT association CompTIA believe that the Internet of Things is over-hyped.

News Scan: Sony names new mobile chief; Verizon, FireEye team on mobile security; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Oct. 31, including Sony's new mobile chief, Verizon's partnership with FireEye on mobile security options for enterprises, Smartphone shipments topping 316 million in Q3, video standards supporting next-generation mobile video services and smart transport systems fueling freight management market.

VoLTE network deployments, subscribership to take off next year, says Infonetics

More than 30 commercial voice-over-LTE networks and 51 million VoLTE subscribers are expected in North America and the Asia-Pacific region by the end of 2014, forecasts Infonetics Research.

Infographic: Mobile app usage set to explode

Mobile app downloads are expected to soar to 269 billion by 2017, up from 180 billion this year, according to stats compiled by Forbes and Statista in an infographic.

News Scan: Lenovo closes $2.9B Motorola Mobility buy; Connected cars need more spectrum; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Oct. 30, including finalization on the Lenovo and Google deal for Motorola, the wireless wish list given to the FCC, the growth in the tablet industry, the heating up car wars in mobile and how larger smartphone screens affect viewing habits.

Large disconnect between IT and app developers over enterprise mobile apps

There is a large disconnect between IT decision makers and mobile app developers when it comes to management ideas about enterprise apps and developer reality.

When is unlimited data not unlimited?

Riddle me this--when is unlimited data not unlimited? Answer: When you throttle it. Sounds like a riddle posed by the Riddler to Batman, but it's actually the argument of the Federal Trade Commission in a lawsuit against AT&T.

News Scan: Vida app for chronically ill launched; Workers see benefits from wearables; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Oct. 29, including the new Vida mobile health app's care for chronically ill, three-quarters of adults see wearables in the workplace as positive, the global DAS market topped $1 billion in first half of 2014, Twitter's Fabric mobile app development platform is taking off and the latest commentary on iPad Air 2.

Infographic: Almost all IT pros struggle with BYOD security threats

Almost all IT and security pros are struggling with the security threats posed by BYOD, and two-thirds expect mobile security incidents to increase at their firm.

After getting a late mobile start, Facebook comes roaring back

Despite getting a late start monetizing its mobile properties, Facebook is coming roaring back, according to its most recent quarterly results.