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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Fuel cells come of age at CES 2016

Fuel cells come of age at CES 2016

Fuel cell technology has been around for centuries. But making it practical for consumers has been a slog. Two companies at CES showed fuel cells that are well thought out and eminently practical for off-grid use.

January 11, 2016 by in CES

Apple, the enterprise IT company

Apple, the enterprise IT company

Apple's enterprise business alone makes it one of the 15 largest tech firms. More importantly, the enterprise business sports a 40 percent annual growth rate. How did Apple do it?

December 15, 2015 by in Apple

Why are Apple MacBooks more reliable?

Why are Apple MacBooks more reliable?

The Consumer Reports survey of 56,000 subscribers established, without a doubt, that MacBooks are more reliable than Windows machines. Is it because MacBooks cost more? I asked CR. Here's what they said.

December 11, 2015 by in Apple

How the cloud is changing TV

How the cloud is changing TV

20 years ago it was possible, barely, to binge watch a TV series, with a VCR and an armful of tapes. Today, the cloud makes it easy - and popular. But that's not the cloud's most important effect.

November 29, 2015 by in Storage

Baidu chooses dumb SSDs. Should you?

Baidu chooses dumb SSDs. Should you?

SSDs have powerful processors and hundreds of thousands of lines of code to make them smart. But after installing over 300,000 smart SSDs, Chinese giant Baidu has opted for a different model: software defined flash. Here's how it works.

October 23, 2015 by in Storage

How can SD cards be faster than SSDs?

How can SD cards be faster than SSDs?

SD cards - postage stamp sized flash cards in your camera - have no internal cache, little internal bandwidth, tiny CPUs, and slow I/O busses. But recent tests found that SD cards could be 200 times faster than an SSD. How???

October 21, 2015 by in Storage

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