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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Public optical storage

Public optical storage

The whole literacy thing is so-o-o second millenniumThe New York Times has an article on cell-phone readable bar codes (irritating registration required).Maybe this will cut down drunken party photos on FriendsterAlready in use in Japan and Europe - the more technologically advanced parts of the world - the codes enable cell phones to read URLs and other info.

published April 2, 2007 by

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Making America strong - one family at a time

Making America strong - one family at a time

Mash-up on steroidsIt sure is nice to see the folks in Washington DC pick up on the latest technology and put it to good wholesome use. I refer, of course, to a pilot program here in Arizona run by the Department of Family Security.

published April 1, 2007 by

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Sun storage: changing of the guard or clearing the decks?

Sun storage: changing of the guard or clearing the decks?

Storage bits critique gets fast response [r-r-i-i-ight]Nice guy David Yen gets out of the storage group, where the rumor mill insisted he never wanted to go, and will now run the Sun's chip group, which also has a checkered history. I suspect his limited tenure was part of his deal to take the job in the first place while other executives sorted out what to do with STK.

published March 27, 2007 by

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Transparent - and free - massive storage

Transparent - and free - massive storage

Greener storage for the internet ageSETI@home and folding@home are two compute-intensive projects that use "contributed" CPU cycles for Really Big Problems. But RBPs often have Really Big Datasets, so how about "contributed" storage?

published March 26, 2007 by

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Sun's decade of storage woe

Sun's decade of storage woe

Sun recently shifted engineering responsibility for the Pirus-based 6920 to Hitachi, a prelude to discontinuing the product. Thus closes a chapter on another Sun storage acquisition.

published March 26, 2007 by

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