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

The hybrid cloud: a concept comes of age

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As the barriers between public and private cloud are broken down, the hybrid model is becoming increasingly practicable
25 Nov 2014

Theresa May to introduce plans for new internet snooping powers

Theresa May - Photo UK Home Office
Plans to match individual users with IP addresses to be put to MPs
23 Nov 2014

Yahoo Mail down as undersea cable is severed

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Not known when normal service will be resumed
21 Nov 2014

Microsoft Azure failure explained: configuration changes sent systems into infinite loop

Changes to storage configuration crashed the system and also took down monitoring dashboards
21 Nov 2014

No regrets over leaving the Amazon cloud, says Marks & Spencer

'We still have problems but now we can fix them; we always used to have problems but previously we couldn't fix them,' says M&S's Keith Goldthorpe
20 Nov 2014

John Lewis builds own BPM application on the Appian Cloud platform

Allows all aspects of sales of home furnishings and fitted kitchens to be tracked and managed in one place
17 Nov 2014

How BroadReach is using analytics to improve healthcare in Africa

Tibco Spotfire-based system enables decision makers to integrate health and census data to identify poorly performing clinics
14 Nov 2014

Computing's Top 10 tech stories of the week: Rock-star CEOs, an Apple bug and Edward Snowden

Techies behaving badly and Brazilians standing up to bullies. It's all here folks
13 Nov 2014

We could learn something from Salesforce when it comes to marketing, admits Tibco CEO Ranadivé

CEO Vivek Ranadivé and COO Murray Rode discuss the need to focus on the 'prosumer' and the pressures that led to the private equity buyout
07 Nov 2014

Marks & Spencer: 'With Tibco Spotfire it's not like data-based decision making, it's like common sense'

How Marks & Spencer is propagating analytics throughout the organisation to enable more informed decision making on-the-fly
04 Nov 2014

Three UK's mobile data charges - how they add up

COO Graham Baxter talks roaming charges and the challenge of calculating mobile data bills
04 Nov 2014

Birmingham NHS patient data sharing plans scrapped after concerns raised by GPs

Plans for a central data warehouse to allow multiple agencies to access a patient's care record scaled back - but consent opt-out remains
31 Oct 2014

Hungary suspends internet tax plans after international protests

Vociferous criticism at home and abroad leads to climbdown by Hungarian government
31 Oct 2014

Looking beyond Oracle: two high-end SQL databases you may never have heard of

Harte-Hanks and Blue Yonder tell John Leonard why they selected Splice Machine and EXASolution over more established SQL databases from the majors
30 Oct 2014

Hybrid cloud – the future is open source

Open-source projects like OpenStack and Docker give enterprises a more affordable and flexible alternative to proprietary hybrid cloud services
28 Oct 2014