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 smartphone as universal access device

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Entrust's Mark Reeves talks mobile authentication and access management to the Enterprise Security and Risk Management Summit
01 Jul 2014

No more castle building - enterprise security and risk management

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Research for Enterprise Security & Risk Management Summit 2014 finds IT moving away from a protect-at-all-costs mentality
01 Jul 2014

Mobile IT: learning to let go

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How can IT leaders enable users to benefit from the freedom and flexibility that the latest mobile technology offers while at the same time ensuring sensitive data remains safe? John Leonard investigates
01 Jul 2014

Hadoop distributor MapR announces $110m financing round

$80m equity funding led by Google Capital plus $30m debt facility with Silicon Valley Bank
30 Jun 2014

ITLF: putting big data into practice

Panel debate tackles skills shortages, the pace of change and the importance of leadership and evangelism
30 Jun 2014

BT broadband service outages reported [updated]

Some UK regions affected by incomplete or non-existent coverage
28 Jun 2014

New funding for Couchbase as NoSQL competition hots up

$60m funding round and appointment of new board member takes the fight to MongoDB
27 Jun 2014

BlackBerry announces licensing deal with Amazon Appstore and increased gross profit margin

200,000 Android apps to be available for direct download as BlackBerry announces better than expected figures
20 Jun 2014

Oracle’s new in-memory feature 'unfocused, hardware-centric and expensive' says Exasol CEO

Rivals respond to Oracle’s announcement that new in-memory capability is to be released in July
16 Jun 2014

Nurse, the screen! How Lancashire Care NHS Trust's mobility programme is transforming the district nurse's job

Health informatics director Declan Hadley told the Enterprise Mobility Summit 2014 about the role of mobile technology in the NHS
13 Jun 2014

Enterprise Mobility Summit 2014: Workarounds abound - how poor planning makes IT the bad guy

Consultancy Point to Point reveals how going off piste is easier for users than staying on the corporate-approved track
12 Jun 2014

Enterprise Mobility Summit 2014: smartphones – to hold on or to let go?

Keynote explores how and why the balance of power is changing when it comes to mobile devices
12 Jun 2014

Microsoft vs Splunk: how big fish still rule the big data market

A Computing survey reveals a conservative outlook among those looking at big data projects, but for how long will this continue?
11 Jun 2014

Apple punches holes in the walled garden with iOS 8

Apple loosens its grip on iOS apps, but doesn't let go entirely
03 Jun 2014

Google web form offers EU citizens first step in 'right to be forgotten'

Search giant allows EU citizens to request removal of search results, but with no promises of action
30 May 2014