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: iPad to see 1st year of declining shipments; Mobile banking top retail banking priority; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Nov. 25, including the jfirst year of decline for the iPad, mobile banking becoming the No. 1 priority for retail banks, why mobile broadband modems are down for the third year, the next mobile trend U.S. shoppers are embracing and the data throttles that T-Mobile plans to throttle.

Top three IT areas for investment are all mobile related, says MaaS360 chief

The top three technology areas where enterprises are investing are mobile security/mobile device management, BYOD policy development and mobilizing business apps, according to Joe Pappano, president of IBM's MDM firm MaaS360 by Fiberlink.

News Scan: DataFox launches first mobile app; Apple updates API for iAd Workbench; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Nov. 24, including startup DataFox's launch of its first mobile app, Apple updating API for automated ad buying platform iAd Workbench, more than one-third of U.S. adults using smartphones for video calling, Sony's new smartwatch as first Android smartwatch based on Broadcom's SOC platform and in-car safety features fuel demand for automotive multifunction TFT-LCD panels.

Is Apple's iPad the right tool for the enterprise?

As iPads sales slow in the consumer market, Apple is accelerating its effort to market iPads to the enterprise market. But Cupertino still faces a number of hurdles in getting iPads into the enterprise

Infographic: Mobile app development takes too long, costs too much

CIOs think that mobile app development takes too long and costs too much, according to a survey by mobile back-end-as-a-service provider Kinvey.

Employees will try to go around mobile security measures that frustrate them

IT security measures for mobile devices can't be too "painful or annoying" or employees will try to go around them, increasing risks for the enterprises.

News Scan: Amazon launches Zocalo app for Android, iOS; Apple provides developers' kit for Apple Watch; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Nov. 21, including Amazon launches Zocalo file-sharing app for Android and iOS, Apple releases app development kit for Apple Watch, Google launches BYOD-focused Divide app, IoT app enablement platform revenues to increase 28 percent this year and Apple supplier GT Advanced promised too much and failed to deliver.

Apple boosts global effort to attract mobile workers

Apple just took its effort to attract mobile workers up a notch by adding new languages to its iWork for iCloud productivity apps, reports AppleInsider.

Infographic: Enterprises struggle to close mobile app gap

A full 71 percent of IT organizations say they cannot keep up with the demand for custom business apps, according to a survey of 470 IT and business pros by Mendix.

Mobile devices are weakest link in large enterprise security, survey finds

Two-thirds of large enterprises believe that mobile devices are the weakest link in their security framework, according to a survey by Loudhouse Research on behalf of enterprise mobility firm BlackBerry.