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

Microsoft Surface sales rise 50 per cent year on year

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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

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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

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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

Red-faced Microsoft admits snooping on blogger's email

Microsoft looked at private emails to track down employee accused of leaking Windows 8 secrets
21 Mar 2014

Reaction: How to make SMEs love the cloud

John Leonard asks three providers why many small firms are reluctant to dive into the cloud and what they plan to do about it
19 Mar 2014

Cloudera to raise $200m from investors including Intel – report

Big data challenger seeking to raise more funds as it debuts in Gartner Magic Quadrant for datawarehousing
18 Mar 2014

Moore’s Law can’t help us now – big data processing and the drain on energy supplies

Data volumes are “sky-rocketing” as Moore’s Law efficiencies are flatlining, says EPFL’s Babak Falsafi
18 Mar 2014

US to give up control of top-level DNS

Shock decision may be connected to Brazil's anger over NSA snooping on Petrobras ahead of ICANN meeting in that country
17 Mar 2014

Efficiency drive: How Nissan plans to reuse EV batteries to power data centres

Director for corporate planning tells Computing that the future is bright for electric vehicles - and their batteries
17 Mar 2014

GreenDataNet project aims to run urban data centres on 80 per cent renewable energy

Consortium looking to apply smart grid thinking to data centre design
14 Mar 2014

DWP CIO Andy Nelson steps down

Nelson quits after a year in post that has seen damaging revelations about IT projects associated with Universal Credit
07 Mar 2014