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 software-defined data centre explained

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The software-defined data centre is an extension of current data centre trends, but vendor squabbles have confused the market
02 Sep 2014

Pay-by-touch feature to debut in iPhone 6 - report

Pay by touch feature to debut in iPhone 6 report
Move by Apple could kick-start mobile payments, especially in the US
29 Aug 2014

Bad news for Android, good news for BlackBerry: Top 10 IT news stories of the week

Bad news for Android good news for BlackBerry
NHS IT, getting your own back on hackers, Linux cold feet and Windows 9 - it's all here folks
22 Aug 2014

Unified communications systems: how and why they fail to deliver

Failure to consult widely enough and provide sufficient training underlie many of the common issues that afflict UC systems
20 Aug 2014

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission hacked three times

Spearphishing and malware used by 'foreign' attackers in presumed attempts to steal nuclear secrets
20 Aug 2014

UK government must pay Raytheon £220m in compensation after e-Borders cancellation

Termination of £650m programme 'flawed', finds tribunal
19 Aug 2014

Analyse first, store second says big-data analytics firm Guavus

Guavus chief technologist Ben Parker discusses streaming analytics and the increasing use of open source
19 Aug 2014

IT defenders still focused on same old foes

Despite the proliferation of mobile, social media and cloud, companies see the main threats as coming from weak passwords and insider theft
13 Aug 2014

Is your job threatened by automation?

Insurance underwriter? You might want to retrain as a choreographer. Think tank spells out what technological change will mean for your job
31 Jul 2014

Computing research: Routes to mobility

John Leonard examines Computing research that illuminates the challenges and options enterprise face when designing mobile apps for a business audience
29 Jul 2014

Campaigners angered by reports that Oracle's in-memory database feature is switched on by default

Auto-enrollment must stop, says Mark Flynn of Campaign for Clear Licensing on reports that users may pay $23,000 for a feature they never use
25 Jul 2014

Fears of Amazon overstretch as shares slide

Amazon posts losses despite record revenues as a result of massive investment programme
25 Jul 2014

Predictive big data analytics in healthcare

John Leonard talks to big data firms Amara and FlyingBinary about applying analytics to healthcare in the US and in the UK's NHS
23 Jul 2014

Security vs performance

Imposing security from above can make IT the ‘Department of No’, writes John Leonard, meaning it’s important to strike the right balance
21 Jul 2014

LinkedIn users warned of new phishing scam

Fake emails discovered designed to harvest logins and passwords
18 Jul 2014