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: New hires need mobility briefing; Judge rejects Apple's bid to ban Samsung phones; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Aug. 28, including the key to educating new hires on company BYOD policy, the latest in the Samsung and Apple court drama, a tagalong announcement with the iPhone 6, how RFID products are changing an industry and the retail ecosystem and electronic shelf labels.

When it comes to mobility, IT pros need to adapt or perish

If IT pros do not adapt to the new world of mobility, they will "become extinct," warns VMware exec Sanjay Poonen.

News Scan: Snapchat secures $20M; Aetna shuts down CarePass mHealth app; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Aug. 27, including Snapchat's $20 million boost from an investment firm, Aetna's decision to get rid of the CarePass mHealth app, Intel's reveal of its 3G mini-modem or IoT devices, more mobile messaging service options for the enterprise and the role millennials need mobile to play in their in-car experience.

Wearables in the workplace? Think BYOD

Enterprises need to begin crafting policies in order to harness the productivity benefits of wearables while ensuring that sensitive data is secure and privacy rights protected. These policies should be based on existing BYOD policies, yet take into account some of the unique attributes of wearables.

Employers should reimburse for work-related BYOD expenses anyway

Let's stop the hype about the California court ruling and let's start reimbursing employees for work-related BYOD expenses. It's only fair.

Railways increasingly use mobile ticketing to speed passenger access

Railways worldwide are increasingly using mobile ticketing--enabling passengers to purchase and board trains using their smartphones and tablets.

FCC modifies rules for mobile medical sensor spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission has modified its rules for allocating wireless spectrum for wearable medical sensors that transmit patient data to a control device. These sensors and control device form what the FCC calls a Medical Body Area Network.

News Scan: Tablet games revenue to triple; Apple to change mobile payments market; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Aug. 26, including the expected increase in tablet game revenue, what Apple's entrance into mobile payments means for the market, VMware's newest venture, the bipartisan push to ban in-flight calls and what mobile commerce has done for French e-commerce sales.

Google's Slides presentation app now available for iOS devices

The search giant unveiled on Monday a standalone Slides presentation app for iOS devices that enables you to edit Microsoft Office documents directly and edit offline as well.

News Scan: Most firms pick the wrong person; Mobile apps built by tech giant; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Aug. 25, including some of the mistakes that employers make while hiring new enterprise workers, the monopoly by the top tech firms when it comes to apps, the expected direction of mobile revenues, the possible delay on the iPhone 6 and the new venture between Kinvey and VMware.