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: Mobile marketers are clueless; Are mobile apps dead?; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Oct. 24, including marketers' cluelessness when it comes to mobile behavior, the future of mobile apps, self-driving vehicles will make up one-quarter of passenger cars by 2030, Asian countries dominate Ovum's broadband development index and Chromebook shipments to double this year.

Infographic: To attract millennials, banks and retailers need to go mobile

To attract Millennials, banks and retailers need to tap into their enthusiasm for  smartphones and mobile apps, according to a survey by Zogby Analytics on behalf of Mitek, a provider of mobile document image capture software.

Wearables in the Workplace: Workers worry about security, but see productivity benefits

Workers are concerned about the security and privacy implications of wearables, but think that they will make them more efficient and productive at work, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Security is number one priority for enterprise WLAN networks, say IT pros

In light of the recent spate of high-profile data breaches, the security of wireless local access networks has become the number one concern of IT departments, according to a survey of IT purchase decision makers at 163 medium and large North American enterprises by Infonetics Research.

News Scan: T-Mobile backtracks on cramming charges; Wearables will clog Internet; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Oct. 23, including T-Mobile's newest stance on its alleged cramming charges, how much of a strain wearables will put on the Internet, a lack of unity in mHealth apps, what companies are driving sensor adoption and how Singapore plans to use mobility to improve its infrastructure.

Mobile enterprise collaboration has wrong focus, survey finds

Mobile enterprise collaboration is still immature, focusing more on personal productivity and task efficiency than on larger enterprise needs, according to a survey of more than 1,400 business and IT leaders by enterprise mobile collaboration firm harmon.ie.

News Scan: Tablet case could help deaf get jobs; Windows drops Nokia from Lumia brand; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Oct. 22, including how a startup's new tablet case could help the deaf acquire jobs, Microsoft drops Nokia from Lumia smartphone brand, OTT players to take $14 billion in revenue from mobile operators this year, Macrocell mobile backhaul gear market growth to stall and the VoLTE market to reach more than 900 million connections by 2018.

IT struggles with BYOD support, security challenges

While BYOD was originally supposed to save companies money on mobile devices, it has become a source of costs and risk.To explore these issue in depth, FierceMobileIT is holding a webinar this afternoon (Oct. 22) at 2 pm Eastern time.

Auto parts firm Chambers Gasket embraces mobility, cloud

Chambers Gasket, a 77-year-old auto parts company, is on the cutting edge of technology. It recently integrated its cloud-based customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning systems so that employees could access them using their mobile devices from anywhere.

Microsoft's rumored smartwatch will be integrated into enterprise products

The smartwatch reportedly being developed by Microsoft will be integrated into Outlook, Lync and other enterprise products, Pascal Koenig of the Zurich-based Smartwatch Group tells VentureBeat.