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

Firms balk at mobilizing core business processes

Only 17 percent of companies surveyed by VMware have pulled the trigger and mobilized at least one of their core business processes, according to VMware's Business Mobility Report released on Tuesday.

Spotlight: Android Wear smartwatches will now work with iPhones

Google announced Monday that its Android Wear smartwatches will now be able to work with iPhones.

Lenovo consolidates smartphone operations at Motorola unit

Chinese computer maker Lenovo, which shelled out $2.9 billion to buy Motorola Mobility from Google last year, is moving all of its smartphone business to its Motorola subsidiary, reported eWEEK.

Mobile apps are key to the future of BlackBerry handsets, says CEO

Without a large ecosystem of apps for BlackBerry, consumers are not going to buy BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry CEO John Chen admitted as much in a talk Friday in Palo Alto, Calif.

Telefonica, TeleSign partner on mobile identity services for enterprises

Spanish telecom provider Telefonica and mobile identity firm TeleSign are partnering to offer enterprises and service providers a suite of services to address mobile authentication and fraud prevention.

Infographic: It's not OK to answer a mobile phone during a meeting

While a mobile phone can be an important business tool, it's not okay to answer one during a business meeting, according to a survey of more than 3,000 U.S. adults by the Pew Research Center.

DoD, local governments and private sector team on $171M hybrid electronics innovation hub

The U.S. Department of Defense is teaming with the City of San Jose, high-tech companies, universiities, nonprofit organizations and some states in building a $171 million Silicon-Valley-based hybrid electronic manufacturing innovation hub, the private industry-academia FlexTech Alliance announced on Friday.

Spotlight: Workflow adds widget to trigger automated iOS tasks

Workflow, an app that automates tasks on iOS devices, has added a shortcut to frequent actions in the iOS notification center, reported Tech Crunch.

Struggling Autodesk looks to enterprise IoT for salvation

In an effort to diversify its customer base in face of large losses, Autodesk has decided to go after the Internet of Things market in a big way, acquiring SeeControl, a developer of an enterprise IoT cloud service platform.

Mobility is not just about smartphones and tablets anymore

Mobility has moved beyond smartphones and tablets and is now embedded in most business processes, judged Dan Bieler, a business technology futures analyst at Forrester Research.