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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Whither the disk drive?

Whither the disk drive?

Beginning in 1956, with the IBM RAMAC - 4.4MB, $50k! - disk drives rapidly became the cranky workhorses of data storage. But the glory days of disk drive are fading fast. Will the cloud rescue disks?

1 day ago by in Storage

Biggest storage stories of 2019

Biggest storage stories of 2019

We've just come off an eventful 2018 for data storage. Plunging flash and DRAM prices, continued market turmoil from the cloud sector, and, finally - NVMe has taken off in a big way. What could top that? Several things.

December 31, 2018 by in Storage

The biggest storage trends of 2018

The biggest storage trends of 2018

The storage industry is evolving faster than ever before in the 40 years I've been following it. While I tend to focus on the cutting edge, this is a good time to look back on the two biggest trends of the year.

December 28, 2018 by in Storage

Why PC-as-a-Service is the next big thing

Why PC-as-a-Service is the next big thing

Since traditional PC sales are shrinking -- and will continue to do so for the next decade or more -- what are PC vendors to do? Simply put, they need to sell buyers on PC-as-a-service (PCaaS). Here's why.

December 20, 2018 by in PCs

Google adds Elastifile to cloud arsenal

Google adds Elastifile to cloud arsenal

The battle for cloud dominance is heating up. Google, by most accounts in third place after Amazon and Microsoft, is adding the advanced storage software from Elastifile. Here's what it means for cloud-using Enterprises.

December 11, 2018 by in Storage

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

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