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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When Big Data is Bad Data

When Big Data is Bad Data

Big Data promises to revolutionize many fields, but only if correctly analyzed. A recent study shows that some 40,000 health care papers used statistical software that gives invalid results. This points to a larger problem.

July 15, 2016 by in Big Data Analytics

Why Apple's APFS won't last 30 years

Why Apple's APFS won't last 30 years

When introduced at this year's WWDC, APFS - Apple's new file system - was positioned as a platform for the next 30 years. Despite its many improvements over HFS+, APFS lacks two important features to future-proof it for serious business use.

June 24, 2016 by in Storage

Kroll Ontrack on field SSD reliability

Kroll Ontrack on field SSD reliability

How likely are you to lose data from an SSD failure? According to Kroll Ontrack's survey of almost 2,000 people, pretty likely: 24 percent of respondents had lost data due to SSD failures. Here's what you need to know.

June 2, 2016 by in Storage

How smart storage will rescue big data

How smart storage will rescue big data

IBM researchers are demoing an intelligent storage system that works something like your brain: It's easier to remember something important, like a beautiful sunset over the Grand Canyon, than the last time you waited for a traffic light. Here's how it works.

May 11, 2016 by in Storage

Apple's biggest China problem

Apple's biggest China problem

China's shutdown of iTunes and iBooks is an unsubtle reminder of the Chinese government's power over Apple. Apple stared down the United States government over iPhone encryption, but China has the power to bankrupt Apple in a matter of months. How will Tim Cook respond?

May 2, 2016 by in Apple

Thunderbolt 3 goes PC at NAB 2016

Thunderbolt 3 goes PC at NAB 2016

Thunderbolt is 5 years old and ready to go mainstream after years on the sidelines. Last week's NAB 2016 is the show for video production, where 4k practically demands Thunderbolt speeds. The biggest surprise: Thunderbolt 3 is taking off because of PC adoption.

April 28, 2016 by in Storage

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