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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Why are Apple MacBooks more reliable?

Why are Apple MacBooks more reliable?

The Consumer Reports survey of 56,000 subscribers established, without a doubt, that MacBooks are more reliable than Windows machines. Is it because MacBooks cost more? I asked CR. Here's what they said.

December 11, 2015 by in Apple

More OS X software rot

More OS X software rot

Evidence of the quality rot in Mac OS X continues to grow. The latest is a hilarious-if-it-weren't-so-sad: typing "file:///" with a capital F results in many Mac applications crashing. But that's not all.

February 5, 2013 by in Apple

The Mac's mobile-only future

The Mac's mobile-only future

Forget airy marketing talk: a company's priorities are written in money. What do Apple's investments tell us about the Mac's direction? Mobile only. For Pro users especially.

July 30, 2012 by in Apple

Apple, the enterprise IT company

Apple, the enterprise IT company

Apple's enterprise business alone makes it one of the 15 largest tech firms. More importantly, the enterprise business sports a 40 percent annual growth rate. How did Apple do it?

December 15, 2015 by in Apple

Mac ZFS dead, again. Thanks, Apple!

Mac ZFS dead, again. Thanks, Apple!

File corruption is a fact of life for Mac users, thanks to the ancient HFS+ file system. And now a heroic effort to bring a new primary, 21st century file system - ZFS - to the Mac has been shelved.

July 24, 2012 by in Apple

Why tablets are winning

Why tablets are winning

I had a hulking, 45-pound quad-core Mac Pro for years. But my little, 3-pound i7 MacBook Air has faster Geekbench scores and feels snappier. This is why tablets are winning.

May 16, 2013 by in Apple

Apple's MacBooks: Still the most reliable

Apple's MacBooks: Still the most reliable

It's popular to decry the "Apple tax" - the mythical premium Apple customers pay for Macs. But few look at the other side of the coins: what you get for your money. In Apple's case: the best reliability and tech support.

May 26, 2017 by in Apple