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: Apperian gets US patent for its Dynamic Policy Engine

Apperian announced Wednesday that it was awarded a U.S. patent for its Dynamic Policy Engine, which allows IT and app administrators to add security, identity and management policies to apps without requiring software development kits or code modification.

ProtonMail adds Apple TouchID, auto lock to latest iOS app update

Secure email ProtonMail is adding Apple's TouchID so that iPhone users can use their fingerprint instead of passwords. The TouchID feature is included Proton Mail iOS v1.2.3, which was released in the Apple App Store this week.

More than 20B Wi-Fi chipsets will be shipped between 2016 and 2021, says ABI

As Wi-Fi-based products expand into new use scenarios, frequency bands, device types, and performance requirements, Wi-Fi chipset shipments will surpass 20 billion between 2016 and 2021, forecasts ABI Research.

Spotlight: Issuu launched collaboration platform for publishing teams

Digital publishing company Issuu is launching a collaboration platform called Collaborate to enable teams to work better together creating content, reported TechCrunch.

Who you calling dumb? Feature phones make a comeback

Stop the presses. Feature phones are making a comeback, at least in emerging markets. That is one conclusion of market research firm ABI Research, which recently looked at the stats on mobile phones, both feature phones and smartphones.

Enterprises increasingly buying wireless gear directly from suppliers

There has been a fundamental shift in the business model for wireless equipment, with enterprises increasingly buying mobile infrastructure directly from suppliers, according to a new report from market research firm Mobile Experts.

Infographic: Most companies plan the same or increased investment in mobility

Most companies are planning the same or increased funding for mobility initiatives in order to provide greater flexibility for workers and to increase their productivity and satisfaction.

Spotlight: IoT mergers and acquisitions have surged so far this year

There were nearly two dozen major mergers and acquisitions in the Internet of Things and related market segments in the first four months of 2016, according to the latest data from Strategy Analytics.

SAP Business One Sales mobile app designed for the mobile sales professional

Enterprise application giant SAP announced this week the launch of the SAP Business One Sales mobile app, leveraging the SAP HANA platform.

Tablet shipments take a nose dive, says Strategy Analytics

Tablet shipments fell 10 percent year-over-year to 46.5 million units during the first quarter of 2016, the lowest level since the third quarter of 2012, according to the latest stats from market research firm Strategy Analytics.