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

Orlando airport upgrades to 802.11ac Wi-Fi network, deploys beacons and mobile app for travelers

Orlando International Airport recently deployed an advanced Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth beacons and a mobile app to help business and leisure travelers navigate their way around the airport.

Security firm Identiv awarded 4 mobility patents

Identiv, a Fremont, California-based security firm, has been awarded four patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for near-field communications, mobile and security inventions.

Spotlight: Lenovo unveils enterprise-ready ThinkPad 10 tablet

China-based computer maker Lenovo unveiled on Thursday a 10-inch ThinkPad 10 enterprise-ready tablet, which ships with Windows 10 pre-installed on an Intel Atom quad core processor.

Apple, IBM take enterprise mobility partnership to Apple Watch

Apple and IBM have been actively issuing mobile enterprise apps for the iPhone and iPad since announcing their partnership last July. Apple and IBM recent made some of their mobile enterprise apps available for the Apple Watch, reported Jordan Golson with TechRepublic.

Moleskine unveils TimePage calendar iOS app that syncs multiple calendars, contacts

Moleskine unveiled Thursday its TimePage calendar app for iPhone and Apple Watch, which combines weather, maps and contacts with native calendar syncing across iCloud, Google and Exchange.

Spotlight: SwiftKey publishes Android keyboard app on Google Play

Third-party keyboard app SwiftKey on Thursday made its SwiftKey for Android available on Google Play.

Xamarin integrates app development software with IBM MobileFirst Protect platform

Mobile app development firm Xamarin is making its app development software interoperable with IBM MobileFirst Protect, Big Blue's enterprise mobility management platform, to enable enterprises to develop, deploy and manage apps in a secure environment, the company announced this week.

BYOD concerns behind Fortinet's $44M purchase of Meru Networks, new mobile security service

To address enterprise BYOD concerns, network security firm Fortinet announced Wednesday that it is acquiring Wi-Fi networking provider Meru Networks for $44 million and launching its FortiGuard mobile security subscription service that includes mobile app control and mobile malware protection for iOS and Android devices.

IoT will beat big data as innovation generator, says Gartner

I came across an interesting blog post by Andrew White, research vice president at Gartner. He predicted that the Internet of Things will dwarf big data in terms of its innovative impact.

Spotlight: Ginger partners with Any.do to streamline note-taking for Android users

Android keyboard maker Ginger and note-taking app startup Any.do are partnering to enable Android users to take notes, dictate tasks and make to-do lists directly from the Ginger Keyboard's "smart bar."