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

Microsoft beefs up Office 365 with MDM capabilities

Following up on a pledge made at TechEd Europe in October, Microsoft announced on Monday that it is offering built-in mobile device management for Office 365 for commercial users.

FDA OKs iPad app that lets surgeons get hip to mobile health

The Food and Drug Administration has approved for U.S. use an iPad app made by Brainlab's Voyant Health unit, which helps orthopedic surgeons with pre-op planning for use in the U.S. market.

Spotlight: AT&T, CompuCom team on enterprise mobility offering

AT&T and CompuCom, a Dallas-based IT infrastructure firm, are partnering on a new enterprise mobility product that pairs AT&T's wireless voice, data and messaging services with CompuCom's mobility products, mobile management services and strategic lifecycle services.

BYOD poses challenge for legal e-discovery, employee privacy

BYOD is posing challenges for legal e-discovery and employee privacy, warned V. John Ella, an attorney at the law firm of Jackson Lewis in Minneapolis, Minn., in a StarTribune article.

Hotels use robots to deliver room service, greet guests

A few high-tech hotels are using robots to perform tasks once reserved for people.

Midsize mobile enterprise app service providers take on the big boys

Midsized mobile enterprise app service providers are starting to challenge the larger service providers, according to the Forrester Wave report on mobile enterprise apps service providers for the first quarter of 2015.

Spotlight: USDA moves ahead with BYOD despite security 'angst'

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is drafting a BYOD strategy, which our sister publication FierceMobileGovernment reported on.

BlackBerry struggles with turnaround, but surprises with quarterly profit

In response to the financial fiasco that was the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 handset, the Canadian mobility firm replaced its CEO and shifted its focus from hardware to enterprise software. Whether that strategy is paying off remains to be seen.

Startup Caliber shifts strategy to capitalize on surging mobile messaging use

Responding to the increasing demand for messaging apps, startup Caliber is shifting its enterprise strategy to focus more on that use case, reported TechCrunch.

Cortado unveils new secure mobile iOS printing function for enterprises

Printing for a mobile device is a challenge, particularly in a BYOD workplace. Cortado Mobile Solutions has recently unveiled a secure mobile printing function for workers with iOS devices on any available network printer.