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

Lloyds, BOS, TSB and Halifax hit by debit card and ATM glitch

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Customers report being unable to use debit cards and ATM machines across the UK, as TSB CEO apologises on Twitter
26 Jan 2014

Bitcoin attacked by politicians and bankers at Davos

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US treasury secretary Lew and JP Morgan boss Dimon express worries about the virtual currency
24 Jan 2014

VMware’s purchase of AirWatch is all about getting one over on Citrix, says Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt

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'The larger enterprise vendors have been taking their time working out what their mobility strategy should be. Now we're seeing them starting to act'
23 Jan 2014

VMware purchases mobile security vendor AirWatch

VMware's expansion out from the data centre continues as it gains a foothold in the mobile space in a $1.17bn deal
22 Jan 2014

BYOD: too much choice is a dangerous thing

The wide open landscape of BYOD is being fenced off into more manageable subdivisions like CYOD and COPE. Will these new acronyms help?
17 Jan 2014

Blackphone promises to put privacy first

New venture by Silent Circle and Geekphone aims to keep calls and texts private
17 Jan 2014

London Westminster City Council introduces smart parking system

System will direct drivers to vacant spaces and allow the council to implement more flexible pricing policies
16 Jan 2014

GSM mobile security was weakened after pressure from the UK

Security standards for 2G communications were deliberately downgraded, say engineers who worked on original project
10 Jan 2014

Backup and recovery: quantifying the cost of doing nothing

John Leonard on the art of selling a strategic approach to enterprise backup and recovery to the board
09 Jan 2014

Facebook users sue company over privacy

US plaintiffs allege Facebook illegally mines private messages for competitive advantage
03 Jan 2014

Top 10 big data stories of 2013

Computing looks back at the top big data stories of 2013
16 Dec 2013

Budge up CIO, make room for the chief data officer

The drive to create value out of data means a new executive role - the CDO - is needed, says Mario Faria of ServiceSource
13 Dec 2013

Encryption, tokenisation and proxies: the intricacies of cloud security

Obscuring information before sending it to the cloud is a no-brainer, isn’t it? John Leonard investigates
10 Dec 2013

Your hard drive is playing up - should you stick it in the freezer?

John Leonard takes a look around the data recovery centre at Kroll Ontrack
05 Dec 2013

New 'internet of things' worm discovered

Symantec announces discovery of a worm that attacks devices such as home routers, set-top boxes and security cameras running Linux
29 Nov 2013
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