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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Blu-ray's Blo-tards bite back

Blu-ray's Blo-tards bite back

Someone hired the PR/lobbying firm Corporate Advocates to bite back at Storage Bits. Their message: the Harris Poll on Blu-ray was wrong about the number of homes with Blu-ray players.

June 26, 2009 by in Storage

Cut. Scan. Read.

Cut. Scan. Read.

Google books has nothing on me: for months now I've been cutting the pages out of old books, scanning them into PDFs, storing them on a hard drive and recycling the paper. OCR makes the text searchable and selectable.

June 8, 2009 by in Hardware

Cloud vs sand: Google vs Microsoft

Cloud vs sand: Google vs Microsoft

The numbers don't lieAn independent study found on-site Microsoft apps - Office and Exchange - cost 20x in capital dollars and 5x-6x more than Google Apps on a 3 year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) basis. How can Microsoft compete?

May 5, 2009 by in Networking

Can 3D save Blu-ray?

Can 3D save Blu-ray?

Blu-ray's problem is simple: Blu-ray's crisper picture isn't enough for recession-whacked consumers. Yet the demo I saw last week in Las Vegas was something else: beautifully detailed and very watchable high def 3D.

April 26, 2009 by in Hardware

Better than RAID: the new DroboPro

Better than RAID: the new DroboPro

RAID is a bad idea for home users since its management complexity and failure modes create more problems than it solves. But protection from 1 - or better yet 2 - drive failures is a very GOOD idea.

April 9, 2009 by in Storage

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