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

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

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

Blitzkrieg - changing tactics in the email security wars

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Agari CEO Patrick Peterson explains how attackers go in under the radar
23 May 2014

Pulling together – what converged infrastructure means for data centres

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Converged platforms promise to simplify data centre upgrades and maintenance, so why does uptake appear so sluggish? John Leonard investigates
22 May 2014

Hadoop is 'the biggest paradigm shift in a lifetime' MapR CMO

Hadoop can make things simpler as well as bigger, says MapR's Jack Norris
16 May 2014

Small business cloud: the importance of partnership

Cloud computing is changing the landscape for small businesses and suppliers must provide more dedicated support
13 May 2014

Big data case studies: travel and business services

Two Couchbase customers, Amadeus and Concur, explain how NoSQL technology is giving them wings
09 May 2014

Open season: is open source really the best approach for NoSQL?

Two major Couchbase customers explain why they are gunning for the open source model - and where it is vulnerable
02 May 2014

Software defined networking: IT leaders remain to be convinced

Forty per cent of data centre managers have never heard of SDN, according to a Computing survey. So what’s holding the technology back, asks John Leonard
29 Apr 2014

Microsoft Surface sales rise 50 per cent year on year

Q3 earnings report shows modest increase in Surface revenues plus bigger rises for Office 365 and Azure
25 Apr 2014

Research: Skilling up for big data

In the second of two features revealing the results of Computing research into big data adoption, John Leonard looks at where the skills gaps lie
16 Apr 2014

Google changes iOS 7 privacy settings on the quiet

Announcement that Apple iOS 7 users will now be logged into all Google services, allowing tracking across apps and devices, hidden in blog
04 Apr 2014

Big data 2014: what a difference a year makes

In the first of two features revealing the results of Computing research into big data adoption, John Leonard reports on the lessons IT leaders are learning as projects move from the theoretical to the practical
02 Apr 2014

"What VMware was to server virtualisation we want to be to network virtualisation" - Pluribus

But don't mention SDN, says CMO Dave Ginsburg
02 Apr 2014

IBM buying Cloudant? "History says they won't make it work" says MarkLogic's Gary Bloom

NoSQL turf war in full swing as MarkLogic lobs grenades at Cloudant, Cloudera and MongoDB
28 Mar 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: Keynote - what makes a company a big data pioneer?

What distinguishes operational users from onlookers? Computing research reveals all
27 Mar 2014