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 and follow @FierceFred1 on Twitter.

Articles by Fred Donovan

Holiday shopping becoming a mobile feast

Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season for brick-and-mortar retailers, while Cyber Monday marks the unofficial beginning of the online holiday shopping season. And online shopping is increasingly becoming mobile shopping.

Apple's iPads on a roller coaster ride in the enterprise

Apple's iPads have been on a roller coaster ride in the enterprise this year, according to Good data.

IoT leads all sectors in highest average value per M&A deal in Q3, says EY report

Mergers and acquisitions in the Internet of Things sector posted the highest average value per deal in the third quarter of 2015, according to accounting firm EY's latest Global Technology M&A Report.

Spotlight: HP teams with Titan on new smartwatch

HP is teaming with India's Titan to make a smartwatch that will be compatible with both Google's Android Wear and Apple's watchOS, reported InformationWeek.

Spotlight: Microsoft releases updates to Skype apps for iPhone, iPad

Microsoft released on Monday updates to its Skype apps for iPhone and iPad, with new shortcuts to detected data and improved multitasking capabilities, reported AppleInsider.

Microsoft still building Windows 10 Mobile OS, but Lumia 950s go on sale anyway

Just days after Microsoft released its latest Windows 10 Mobile build, the company began selling its new Lumia 950 running the OS. Hopefully, the kinks in the OS have been worked out.

Enterprise use cases will fuel growth in augmented reality market, says ABI

While the augmented reaily market is just starting to take off, ABI Research predicts that it will pass virtual reality in terms of market value, reaching $100 billion by 2020, or a compound annual growth rate of 73 percent from 2015 to 2020.

WRC okays 694-790 MHz band for global mobile broadband use

Availability of spectrum for mobile broadband use will be a key to the expansion of the mobile workforce worldwide. To help with global allocation of broadband spectrum, delegates at the World Radiocommunication Conference being held in Geneva this month have agreed to allocate the 694-790 MHz frequency band to mobile broadband use globally.

Microsoft surprises with strong Surface tablet showing

While Apple invented the tablet category, it looks like Microsoft has figured out how to monetize it.

Vidyo, Mitel expand partners to bring HD videoconferencing to Mitel customers

Videoconferencing provider Vidyo and cloud-based unified communications firm Mitel announced Thursday a global expansion of their partnership to deliver high-definition video conferencing capabilities, including over mobile devices, to the enterprise.