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

Spotlight: Samsung pilloried for smartphone bloatware in China

Samsung is facing a lawsuit in China for preinstalling too many apps on its smartphones, a practice known as bloatware.

Amazon releases Android, iOS mobile apps for its Cloud Drive service

Amazon has released dedicated Android and iOS mobile apps for its Cloud Drive service, which is a competitor to Dropbox, Google Drive and other file hosing service, reported TechCrunch.

Move to M2M cloud platforms spurring growth in cellular M2M connections and services

The widespread adoption of machine-to-machine cloud-based platforms is spurring growth in the market for cellular M2M connections and services, predicted market research firm Technavio.

Don't put your cookout plans on hold to solve your cloud crisis: Google has an app for that

IT admins no longer have to rush into the office on weekends to fix a mission-critical problem with their cloud services. Instead, they can fire up the new mobile app from Google and fix the problem without having to cancel their cookout with family and friends.

Tablets becoming the go-to device for many British, French and German employees

While the enterprise mobility trend took a while to take off in Europe, it is now gaining traction across the continent. In fact, tablets are becoming the only devices that many employees at British, French and German companies are using to do business.

Spotlight: Accenture, Cisco among initial board members of Wireless IoT Forum

Accenture, BT and Cisco are among the initial board members of the Wireless IoT Forum, which is working to promote the adoption of wireless wide-area networking technology in both licensed and...

How Wakefield Canada decided on which tablet to get their sales team

When deciding which tablets to get for its sales team, Wakefield Canada, the exclusive distributor of Castrol products in Canada, took the radical step of asking them which one they wanted.

Union Bank turns to Zix for secure employee access to email on BYOD devices

Morrisville, Vermont-based Union Bank is deploying the ZixOne mobile email app to enable employees to access corporate data on their personal mobile devices, Zix announced Wednesday.

Janam launches new handheld RFID tag reader to improve supply chain efficiency

Janam Technologies, a provider of rugged mobile computers, launched Wednesday its latest RFID tag reader – the XM2-RFID UHF – designed to improve supply chain efficiency for the retail, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and defense industries.

Lufthansa Industry Solutions partners with Kony to strengthen mobile enterprise portfolio

Lufthansa Industry Solutions, the IT services subsidiary of German airline Lufthansa, is partnering with Kony to offer custom-built mobile apps to its enterprise customers.