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

Computing research: Routes to mobility

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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

Money tap
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

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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

NSA data collection ineffective against terrorism and dangerous for democracy, say mathematicians

'Blanket surveillance is highly unlikely to prevent a terrorist attack and is a dangerous misuse of resources'
17 Jul 2014

Ironically Facebook is our inspiration, says privacy-by-design social start-up Respect Network

CEO Drummond Reed explains how blending the Facebook and credit card business models can create a network where users control their own personal data
03 Jul 2014

The smartphone as universal access device

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

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

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