Robin Harris

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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.

Robin Harris is a president of TechnoQWAN, a consulting and analyst firm in Sedona, Arizona. He also writes StorageMojo.com, a blog which accepts advertising from companies in the storage industry, and has a 30 year history with IT vendors. He has many industry contacts, many of whom are friends and all of whom he has opinions about. Robin has relationships with many companies in the technology industry. Every company he writes about may have sought to influence his opinion through carefully-crafted marketing messages and self-serving white papers, gifts ranging from desk calendars, t-shirts, lunches and trips as well as analyst or consulting assignments. He also invests in some technology companies. Robin discloses financial investments in or client relationships with companies named in Storage Bits. To help readers sort out the gold from the dross in his writings, Robin tries to communicate his reasons as clearly as he can. If you agree, you are intelligent and discerning. If you disagree, well, you disagree. In all cases, Robin encourages readers to subject everything they read, see or hear on the internet or from politicians to some simple questions: * What assumptions are implicit in the world view and judgments of the author? * What, if any, is the factual basis for the opinions the author expresses? * Is it reasonable, logical and clear? Your critical faculties: use ‘em or lose ‘em!

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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.

January 20, 2017 by

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

2016 was a momentous year in storage

2016 was a momentous year in storage

Looking back is more than nostalgia. It helps us see what has changed and what hasn't, and where we might improve. 2016 has been a momentus year for storage. Here are the top stories.

December 28, 2016 by

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

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

Why do we still rebuild RAID drives?

Why do we still rebuild RAID drives?

Worried about the days long rebuild times of 6, 8, or even 10TB drives? Don't be. Object storage is getting rid of that relic of the 25-year-old RAID architecture. Here's how it works.

November 28, 2016 by

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