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: Emory University goes mobile; Tablets to make enterprise comeback; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Dec. 18, including Emory's move to a mobile world, the comeback of the enterprise tablet, the quest for the all-encompassing messaging app, a work around iCloud security and Microsoft reliant on iOS and Android.

What the IBM-Apple alliance might mean for wearables in the enterprise

Certainly, the IBM-Apple enterprise mobility alliance will help corporate adoption of the iPad. But the alliance could also help the adoption of wearables in the enterprise, argues Valentine Matula with Avaya.

Things to include in your BYOD policy

Employees are bringing personal mobile devices into the workplace, whether sanctioned by their employer or not. The time has come for IT departments that are ignoring BYOD to take their heads out of the sands and develop a comprehensive BYOD policy.

News Scan: New enterprise mobility bundles released by BlackBerry; Google introduces mobile museum app; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Dec. 17, including BlackBerry launching two new enterprise mobility bundles, Google's mobile app offering to museums, enterprise mobility platforms to be moved to the next generation in 2015, rugged mobile devices getting a lift in third quarter and the FCC charging Sprint with $105 million for cramming.

SpaceCurve unveils geospatial platform to help enterprises cope with flood of data

Enterprises are being overwhelmed by the flood of data coming from devices, apps, social media and sensors. To help them cope, Seattle startup SpaceCurve has just launched a geospatial data platform designed to help enterprises organize and analyze machine-generated data sources.

When it comes to EMM, denial ain't just a river in Egypt

IT teams that have not deployed enterprise mobility management either have no data protect or are living in denial, observes Michael Finneran, president and mobile analyst with dBrn Associates.

With enterprise shift to mobility, employees clamor for mobile-optimized apps

As more enterprises fully adopt mobility, employees will clamor for enterprise apps that are optimized for mobility.

News Scan: Merchants can provide on-the-go feedback with Yelp app; Jailbroken iPhones vulnerable to eavesdropping malware; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Dec. 16, including the latest feature Yelp is providing business owners, how jailbreaking an iPhone affects its security, the ever-increasing mobile transactions market, more and more cell phone users turning to smartphones and the fastest growing mobile device by ownership.

iPad users in the enterprise: Looking for Mr. Good Doc

For enterprise users of iPad who need to work with business documents, don't fret. There are alternatives to the Microsoft Office for iPad app, notes James Kendrick with ZDNet.

News Scan: 5 ways to get the most from mobility; BBM now supports latest OS; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Monday, Dec. 15, including 5 ways to get the most from mobility, BBM's support for Windows Phone, increase in smartphone sales, mobile ad startup The Mobile Majority taking off and BYOD implementation fueling WLAN security market growth.