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.

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Optical storage: RIP

Optical storage: RIP

TDK's 10 layer, 320 GB Blu-ray disk is a remarkable technical feat. Too bad it will never be a commercial success. Optical is a dead end - and soon it will just be dead. Here's why.

October 11, 2009 by in Storage

DRAM error rates: Nightmare on DIMM street

DRAM error rates: Nightmare on DIMM street

A two-and-a-half year study of DRAM on 10s of thousands Google servers found DIMM error rates are hundreds to thousands of times higher than thought -- a mean of 3,751 correctable errors per DIMM per year.This is the world's first large-scale study of RAM errors in the field.

October 4, 2009 by in Hardware

4 reasons NOT to upgrade to Snow Leopard today

4 reasons NOT to upgrade to Snow Leopard today

Upgrading to a new dot release of Mac OS X is almost a no-brainer. They typically offer better security, more stability and - maybe - new features. But Snow Leopard is a very different beast than Leopard. If you make money with your Mac, make haste slowly.

September 14, 2009 by in Apple

Open source can save your life

Open source can save your life

Quick, if your life depended on it, which health care information system would you rather your hospital used:A proprietary system developed by software engineers based on marketing input, bug reports and customer requests?An open source system developed by thousands of health care practitioners including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, techs and developers, tested and refined in hundred of hospitals?

August 23, 2009 by in Open Source

Fed's RFIDiocy pwnd at DefCon

Fed's RFIDiocy pwnd at DefCon

NSA spooks gather for a colleague's retirement party at a bar. What they don't know is that an RFID scanner is picking them out - and a wireless Bluetooth webcam is taking their picture.

August 9, 2009 by in Security

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