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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iPadOS storage how-to in pictures

iPadOS storage how-to in pictures

iPadOS dramatically improves iPad file handling and storage. I've been running the iPadOS beta 4 on an iPad Pro to learn about the new storage management features. Here's what you need to know -- in pictures.

September 23, 2019 by in Storage

How much storage do iDevices need?

How much storage do iDevices need?

No matter what Apple announces tomorrow, one thing is certain: upgrading iOS storage will still cost too much. The good news is that iOS needs much less storage than notebooks do. As a user of both for years, here's why - and why you may need more.

September 9, 2019 by in Storage

The case against SSDs

The case against SSDs

Flash-based SSDs have revolutionized enterprise storage. But SATA SSDs have serious problems that show that after more than 50 years of disk-based storage, our ancient I/O stack must be rebuilt. Here's why.

July 29, 2015 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

NVRAM pace quickens with Nantero investment

NVRAM pace quickens with Nantero investment

Despite all the noise that Intel's costly 3D XPoint non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) has generated, they aren't alone. Nantero, whose Carbon NanoTube (CNT) NVRAM promises DRAM-like speed, nonvolatility and low cost, has closed another investment round with some very big names - and exciting product plans.

April 5, 2018 by in Storage

Can tech make your videos more interesting?

Can tech make your videos more interesting?

Video cameras are so good and storage so cheap that we can make lengthy videos of our everyday activities that even the makers don't want to watch. Techies are hard at work to enable automated editing that emphasizes the interesting bits. Here's a report from the front lines.

November 27, 2017 by in Storage