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: Men lose mobile phones more often than women; Red Hat buys FeedHenry for $81.5M;

Check out the hottest Mobile IT news for Sept. 19, including who wins the missing mobile device battle of the sexes, the big acquisition of FeedHenry, job cuts at Ericsson, the gaming company paying a fine for breaking COPPA and PayPal Here coming to the Android.

Samsung says to employees: Go around your admin and deploy KNOX yourself

In an apparent effort to encourage employees to go around their IT admin, Samsung is making its KNOX mobile security platform available for free directly to enterprise users who have a Samsung Galaxy S5 or a Samsung Note 4 and have access to a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account, the company announced on its blog.

Apple defiant about protecting iPhone data even in the face of government warrant

Apple will not turn over data from iPhones to the government even in the face of a warrant, the company said in its new privacy policy.

Verizon, AT&T dominate red-hot LTE market, says Ovum

Verizon Wireless and AT&T account for more than one-third of global LTE subscriptions, which reached 250 million in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest stats from Ovum.

News Scan: BBM's new mobile payment features; Swrve pockets $10M;

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 18, including the expansion plans BlackBerry has for BBM uses, a new financing round for mobile marketing startup Swrve, the moves banks are making to convince wary Europeans on mobile payments, where white-box devices are going to flourish and the effect 4G LTE will have on the fixed wireless market.

Apple's iOS 8 and the enterprise

Now that all the flashy stuff with the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launch is through, Apple is getting down to business with its new iOS 8 mobile operating system that includes some useful features for enterprises.

News Scan: AT&T, Shell ink mobile UC deal; Smartwatch market to take off; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Wednesday, Sept. 17, including AT&T and Shell's mobile UC platform deal, Gartner's prediction for the smartwatch and wristband market to "take off," mobile intelligence startup AdBrain launches Synapse platform, financial sector in Middle East to invest heavily in mobile and Chinese spending on commercial fleet telematics to increase.

Is containerization the best approach to BYOD security?

Containerization, which separates corporate and personal data on a BYOD device, is one approach that enterprises are taking to provide security in a BYOD environment. But is it the best approach to BYOD security?

Microsoft looks to tap into mobile workers' need for physical keyboard

Microsoft has unveiled a universal mobile keyboard that can work with iOS and Android mobile devices and Windows tablets.The physical keyboard is designed to be more comfortable and efficient than the virtual on-screen keyboard of mobile devices.

Infographic: What is NFC and what can it do?

While Apple has finally seen the light on near field communication with the technology's inclusion in the new iPhone 6 models, NFC-enabled smartphones have been around for a while. In fact, there are 278 million NFC-enabled in circulation, up 300 percent from 2011.