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

To BYOD or not to BYOD, that is the question

To BYOD or not to BYOD – that is the question that many CIOs are asking these days.

Spotlight: Will an Apple Ring be a reality?

Apple has filed a U.S. patent application for a smart ring that uses voice, motion and touch input to control and interact with larger computing devices, reported Apple Insider.

SkyWest gives its 7,500 pilots Surface 3 tablets running Windows 10

SkyWest, operator of ExpressJet Airlines and SkyWest Airlines, has begun deploying Surface 3 tablets running Windows 10 to its 7,500 pilots, Microsoft announced on Thursday.

It's a BYOD world – or is it?

For a time, BYOD was all the rage. There wasn't an enterprise conference that didn't devote significant time to the topic. Yet recently, there have been indications that the BYOD trend is waning in the U.S.

Trimble's new mobile app automatically updates driver logs

Trimble unveiled on Wednesday its Trimble FieldMaster Logs mobile app for fleet and field services organizations. Drivers log on to an in-cab tablet running the app and their duty status automatically updates so that information is always current.

Spotlight: Okta plans to hold IPO in 9 months

Enterprise mobility and identity management firm Okta plans to hold an initial public offering in nine months.

Good Technology gets 'Box-ed in' with new content management capability

Good Technology, soon to be merged with BlackBerry, took advantage of the media attention around the annual Boxworks conference to announce that it is extending the mobile content management capabilities of its Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform to cloud storage provider Box.

Popular work tool Skype gets makeover for Android Wear

The latest version of Skype for Android includes better integration with Android Wear, Google's wearables platform.

Field, fleet management personnel see more money for mobility in coming years

More than two-thirds of North American field and fleet management personnel expect budget increases for mobility over the next five years, according to a survey by Zebra Technologies, a mobility products supplier.

Spotlight: Industry group formed to promote IoT use of unlicensed LTE spectrum

Companies interested in promoting the use of unlicensed LTE spectrum for the Internet of Things and other mobile uses launched Monday a coalition called Evolve.