Robin Harris

Robin Harris is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, based in Sedona, Arizona. He has over 30 years in the IT industry, including DEC and Sun, and degrees from Yale and the Wharton School.

Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

Latest Posts

Death by Powerpoint

Implicated in 2 space shuttle disasters. Banned by a combat commander in Iraq. Making sense of our collected and stored information is hard enough. Does PowerPoint thinking make it harder?

April 29, 2010 by

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Cool stuff @NAB 2010

I like NAB because it is about the future - of storage, of content, of entertainment. Large file-based worflows and rich metadata are the future, and NAB is a where a big piece of that lives.

April 16, 2010 by


IT's surprising leader in patient privacy

IT vendors will make billions of dollars on electronic health records (EHR) - if we can get people to use them. But vendors are mostly silent on the issue of health privacy. The surprising leader in health care issues and patient privacy? Microsoft.

March 31, 2010 by


USB drive life: fact or fiction?

Flash storage wears out after too many writes, but vendors claim wear-leveling and other tools fix the problem. Can vendor claims be trusted? Researchers at Northeastern University decided to find out. Here's what they found.

March 25, 2010 by

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Why Apple should buy Adobe

Quick - which Silicon Valley icon creates computers that creative professionals love? And what SV company creates software that creative pros crave? Right: Apple and Adobe. So why are they 2 separate companies?

March 18, 2010 by