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.

Latest Posts

"Hidden Figures" and the IBM 7090 computer

"Hidden Figures" and the IBM 7090 computer

"Hidden Figures" isn't just the story of three brilliant and determined women, but also of the transition from human to electronic computing. The latter stars the IBM 7090, and, as the movie shows, the transition was far from smooth.

35 minutes ago by in Storage

Are Geek Squad techs working for the FBI?

Are Geek Squad techs working for the FBI?

You send your laptop to the Geek Squad for repairs, not a search. But the FBI has paid Geek Squad techs to inform on customers - a search with no warrant. Can the government ignore the Constitution by getting private firms to do its bidding?

January 10, 2017 by in Storage

Over configuring -- and how to fix it

Over configuring -- and how to fix it

Over configuration of IT resources -- both real and virtual -- is a massive waste of money. But until CEOs and CFOs decide to fix it, IT and users will happily keep wasting tens of billions every year. We can do better!

December 20, 2016 by in Storage

Why RAID 5 still works, usually

Why RAID 5 still works, usually

In 2007 I predicted that RAID 5 would cease to work to prevent data loss. And yet, as 2017 dawns, many people are using RAID 5 successfully. No, I wasn't wrong. Here's what changed - and how to save your data when a RAID 5 drive dies.

December 9, 2016 by in Storage

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