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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The most popular PC is in your pocket

The most popular PC is in your pocket

While you weren't looking, the PC has morphed into even more personal devices. Industry analysts are ignoring this because, frankly, they need to reassure clients that their current and obsolete business models are viable. Which they aren't.

November 28, 2018 by in Hardware

Apple's storage pricing oddities

Apple's storage pricing oddities

Apple's margins are the envy of the PC industry. One of the key contributors to those margins is the cost of additional flash storage, which can only be added at purchase. What does Apple's pricing on the new iPads and MacBook Air tell us?

October 30, 2018 by in Apple

Cloud storage: Minimizing repair costs

Cloud storage: Minimizing repair costs

Advanced error correction codes (ECCs) at the heart of modern storage are way beyond the RAID codes of the late 1980s. But today's codes force tradeoffs between reliability and repair costs. Can we have both reliability and low-cost data repairs?

September 30, 2018 by in Storage

Can cloud storage replace your onsite storage?

Can cloud storage replace your onsite storage?

Cloud providers offer lots of different storage services, but none of them are ideal for most applications - which is keeping enterprise storage vendors in business. Will cloud vendors ever be able to replace on-site storage for critical apps?

September 24, 2018 by in Storage

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