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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macOS Sierra iCloud features aren't ready yet

macOS Sierra iCloud features aren't ready yet

Last week, I warned users to be skeptical of the new macOS Sierra storage features. Prominent blogger Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo gave an object lesson in a post describing the disappearance of all his home Mac Desktop and Documents folders thanks to a bug. Here's what happened.

15 hours ago by in Storage

Everspin to show world's fastest SSD

Everspin to show world's fastest SSD

Non-volatile RAM -- NVRAM for short -- is the Next Big Thing in digital storage. Everspin has announced that the industry's first Perpendicular Magnetic Tunnel Junction chip is now shipping. The company will demo the worlds's fastest SSD using it next week.

August 4, 2016 by in Storage

Symbolic IO and the limits of compression

Symbolic IO and the limits of compression

A start-up offering a "computational defined storage solution" which they claim offers the "fastest, most dense, portable and secure, media and hardware agnostic" storage solution. has hit the market. Too good to be true? I look at their patents to divine the secret sauce.

July 28, 2016 by in Storage

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

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