John Leonard is responsible for the setting up and running qualitative and quantitative surveys for Computing Research's clients in order to assess the opinions and experiences of IT professionals on issues important to the industry, such as cloud computing, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and the IT decision making process as a whole.

Articles & blogs by John Leonard

LHK Fine Wines uncorks custom CRM/ERP system based on the Netsuite cloud platform

Fine Wines uncorks a custom CRM-ERP system based on the Netsuite cloud platform
Company explains why Netsuite was chosen over SAP, Microsoft and Salesforce, and describes the advantages the new system has brought to the small business
24 Oct 2014

Big losses see Amazon's shares hit 12-month low

Big losses see Amazons shares hit 12-month low
Investors vote with their feet amid few signs the firm's strategy of acquisitions, price cutting and gadget loss-leaders is working
24 Oct 2014

Public cloud in 2014: same old pros, same old cons?

Warning sign against cloud backdrop
Computing polled hundreds of IT leaders about their attitude to, and experience of, public cloud services. John Leonard analyses the responses
22 Oct 2014

Attracting and retaining data scientists: not easy unless you're in the financial or technology sectors

'Unless you're an Amazon, where you're perceived as a technology company, it will always be hard to attract and retain these types of talents,' says Jan Karstens, CTO at predictive analytics firm Blue Yonder
20 Oct 2014

BPM software has 'nowhere to go' - says leading BPM software company

Appian CEO Matt Calkins explains why business process management software has hit the end of the road, and how custom applications will replace it
20 Oct 2014

Full-time IT positions down by nearly 10 per cent at London boroughs since 2012

Local authorities offer fewer permanent ICT jobs as cuts bite
14 Oct 2014

Can Salesforce.com take on SAP, Oracle and IBM in cloud-based analytics?

Believe the hype? The anticipated Salesforce.com analytics solution, and the SAP-Birst partnership are just the latest in a string of cloud analytics announcements. John Leonard surveys the landscape
10 Oct 2014

Symantec to split into separate storage and security firms

Move comes after similar announcement by HP and follows difficult few years for the security vendor
10 Oct 2014

SAP and Birst collaborate to offer cloud-based analytics on Hana

Engineering partnership promises high-speed analytics from a single cloud platform
09 Oct 2014

Forget the postponed IPO, Box may struggle just to survive, says Accellion CEO

Accellion's Yorgen Edholm says competitive pressures will intensify in the enterprise public cloud
07 Oct 2014

No more snowflakes - why enterprise application design needs to change in the age of cloud

Unique, fragile and impossible to reproduce, traditional enterprise applications will soon be left out in the cold, says Rory Barr, Barclays
26 Sep 2014

First Shellshock malware emerges just a day after vulnerability revealed [updated]

Two worms designed to exploit the Shellshock vulnerability in the Bash shell have been discovered by researchers just a day after it was made public
26 Sep 2014

Data centre co-location - why do it?

Digital Realty's Omer Wilson explains the advantages of co-location to the audience at the Data Centre & Infrastructure Summit
25 Sep 2014

Data centre DNA: how will it evolve?

John Leonard dissects the current state of data centre computing and puts emerging trends under the microscope
24 Sep 2014

Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

Oracle co-founder becomes executive chairman and CTO while Mark Hurd and Safra Catz become co-CEOs
19 Sep 2014