Robin Harris

Contributor

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!

Latest from Robin Harris

Show search filters
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?

2 days 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