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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Hacking brain-computer interfaces

Hacking brain-computer interfaces

Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) are still in their infancy, yet they've already been hacked. As well as the machine learning models they're built on, For once, can we build in security from the ground up, rather than trying to duct tape it on later? What, and overthrow decades of poor security practice? Not likely

February 17, 2020 by in Artificial Intelligence

Did Jony Ive jump or was he pushed?

Did Jony Ive jump or was he pushed?

Jony Ive is a brilliant designer. He helped bring Apple back from a near death experience with the original iMac and iBooks and, later, MacBooks. But he also accounted for a number of costly flops, that, while Apple would never admit it, would have sunk even more accomplished executives.

January 31, 2020 by in Apple

The coolest thing you didn't see at CES 2020

The coolest thing you didn't see at CES 2020

A stunning 8k, 3D display. And no glasses, thankfully, unlike the failed 3D TVs. Why didn't you see it? It wasn't on the show floor. But I did, high up in the Venetian, and I'm wondering why Apple doesn't buy these guys. Here's some, sorry, not 8K video of the display.

January 30, 2020 by in CES 2020

CES 2020 Trend: Onboarding AI

CES 2020 Trend: Onboarding AI

CES didn't have an overarching tech, like 3D or huge flat screens, of past years. As I've reflected on what I saw at the show, what emerged is a new trend: a tech inflection point that will define much of the coming decade's challenges and opportunities. That trend is onboarding Artificial Intelligence.

January 28, 2020 by in Artificial Intelligence