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

Spotlight: Google updates Gmail with time-saving iOS 8 features

Google has updated Gmail for iOS by adding time-saving iOS 8 features, TechCrunch reported.

Honeywell pays $185M for mobile barcode printer maker

Honeywell has paid $185 million to buy Datamax-O'Neill, a manufacturer of mobile and fixed barcode printers for the retail, healthcare and warehouse and distribution industries.

Report: Adding enterprise-friendly features could delay production of 12.9-inch iPads

The addition of enterprise-friendly features are behind the decision by Apple to delay production of 12.9-inch iPads to the second half of this year, the Wall Street Journal reported, quoting sources familiar with the matter.

TeamNote develops mobile app for workers in the field

TeamNote, a startup backed by Y Combinator, is reportedly developing an enterprise app designed to improve communication with workers out in the field.

Drones roam the sewers of Barcelona

Drones made by SAGB are patrolling the sewers under the city of Barcelona, host of the 2015 World Mobile Congress. But any firm that operates a complex of underground pipes and/or tanks could use the drones to perform inspections of those structures without endangering workers.

Spotlight: AVG, Centrify team on mobile SSO service for SMBs

Antivirus software firm AVG and identity management firm Centrify have teamed on a secure sign-on service for iOS and Android mobile devices aimed at small and medium-sized businesses struggling to implement a BYOD program.

SOTI upgrades MobileControl to support Android for Work, Samsung Knox, streamline iOS deployment

Enterprise mobile management firm SOTI announced that the latest version of its MobiControl platform now supports Google's Android for Work and Samsung's Knox 2.4 secure mobility platform and streamlines deployment of iOS devices.

Industrial Internet Consortium lines up SAP in battle for IoT standards

In the battle for Internet of Things standards, the Industrial Internet Consortium just got an important ally--the German enterprise app giant SAP.

Mobility goes hand-in-hand with other enterprise tech

Mobility can't be consider in isolation from other tech that is transforming the enterprise.It must be implemented hand-in-hand with big data, cloud and social media to realize the full potential for employee productivity and corporate growth.

Spotlight: BlackBerry goes back to the future with new slider

BlackBerry is merging the advanced technology of a "dual curved display" with old-fashion slider technology in a new touchscreen smartphone set to hit the market later this year.