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: Obama to ink cellphone 'unlocking' bill; EU okays Apple's $3B Beats buy; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for July 28, including the Obama's impending signature to allow unlocking of cellphones, EU clearing the acquisition of Beats by Apple, problems still plague the Surface Pro 3, a new app store for SAP and the expected portion of M2M connections made up by telematics.

EMM vendors beef up offerings with mobile telecom expense management

Enterprise mobility management vendors are adding mobile telecom expense management to their offerings, according to a report by Kable.

Mobility is key component to enterprise digital transformation

Mobility is an integral part of digital transformations being undertaken by enterprises this year, finds a survey by Altimeter Group.

News Scan: Good beefs up mobility platform; Movius raises $13M to serve more BYOD users; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 25, including an update for Good Technology's Secure Mobility Platform, a new venture for Movius in BYOD, how Apple lost its tablet lead, Facebook's new Messenger direction that could involve Uber and why M2M devices still use 2G.

Employees holding European firms back from BYOD

While mobile device penetration in Europe is high, European firms remain reluctant to allow BYOD. Surprising, employees are the ones holding back BYOD.

Does your M2M solution work? The AT&T Foundry can help find out

As more enterprises deploy machine-to-machine products, a concern of IT managers is whether a generic solution will work in their corporate environment. To address IT concerns about adopting technology, AT&T set up its AT&T Foundry with $100 million in funding from a number of sponsors including Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Amdocs, Intel and Microsoft.

Will Apple's alliance with IBM save the iPad?

Facing the second consecutive quarter of declining iPad sales, CEO Tim Cook is betting that Apple's alliance with IBM will stanch the bleeding by opening up the enterprise channel to more iPad purchases.

News Scan: Wearables to take off in enterprises; Facebook faces increased mobile ad competition; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 24, including where the first wearables will truly flourish, the coming fight for Apple in mobile install ads, the difference in revenue between mobile websites and mobile apps, the latest connection that makes Square more approachable and a joint venture with Samsung and Oculus.

Nokia handset business: Microsoft's loss is Nokia's gain

Nokia, for one, is glad to see its mobile handset division off the books. The Finnish mobile firm said its financial performance for the latest quarter was boosted by the sale of the handset division to Microsoft, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Security worries hold firms back from embracing mobility

Security worries continue to hold enterprises back from embracing mobility, according to a survey of 3,500 IT decision makers in 15 countries by Wakefield Research and commissioned by HP.