Robin Harris

Robin Harris is Chief Analyst at TechnoQWAN LLC, a storage research and consulting firm he founded in 2005. Based in Sedona, Arizona, TechnoQWAN focuses on emerging technologies, products, companies and markets. Robin has over 35 years experience in the IT industry and earned degrees from Yale and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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Microsoft's storage geeks speak

Microsoft's storage geeks speak

What do Microsoft storage heavies say when the suits let them off leash? Microsoft engineers at the ubergeek Usenix FAST 08 conference last month talked about Microsoft's storage intentions to a crowd of PhDs - and a stray storage blogger.

published March 31, 2008 by

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Notebook SSDs disappoint

Notebook SSDs disappoint

An unsourced Engadget report says. . . flash-based laptops are being returned at a rate of 10 to 20 percent for technical failure, compared to the 1 to 2 percent of regular laptop returns due to HDD issues.

published March 18, 2008 by

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P4P: faster, smarter P2P

P4P: faster, smarter P2P

The P4P working group demo'd higher P2P download speeds with 1/6th the inter-metro hops that soak up expensive, long-distance network bandwidth. P4P is designed to enable better ISP and P2P coexistence with a win/win solution: better performance for users and less network overhead for the ISP.

published March 16, 2008 by

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Big storage is watching you

Big storage is watching you

Kudos to Larry Dignan for an informative post on the system that caught NY governor Eliot Spitzer canoodling with a prostitute. Modern information technology enables 24 hour surveillance of every citizen.

published March 12, 2008 by

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Comcast's "seat-warming" execs can't be trusted

Comcast's "seat-warming" execs can't be trusted

Comcast hired dozens of "seat-warmers" that kept others from attending a Monday FCC hearing held at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society meeting room for an FCC hearing. God forbid that the public be seen at a hearing intended to solicit public comment.

published February 27, 2008 by

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A 16 GB DIMM

A 16 GB DIMM

Metaram's announcement of a chipset that enables vendors to build 16 GB DRAM DIMMs may have you wondering: who needs it?It probably isn't you.

published February 25, 2008 by

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HD DVD is dead

HD DVD is dead

Bowing to the inevitable - finally! - Hollywood Reporter says:The format war has turned into a format death watch.

published February 15, 2008 by

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