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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Your therapy bot will see you now

Your therapy bot will see you now

Researchers are hard at work applying artificial intelligence to analyzing emotions and personalities. Future job interviews may see your personality and qualifications assessed by AI bots. What could possibly go wrong?

November 30, 2018 by

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

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

Startup aims to turn enterprise data into information

Startup aims to turn enterprise data into information

Turning data into information has become the central problem of computing. Enterprises have so many disparate and incompatible databases, it becomes hard to know what data is available and what it means. Promethium means to solve that problem.

October 29, 2018 by

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