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What is the Internet of Things?

What is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things Meets the Internet of People:  In the not too distant future, hundreds of millions, then billions, of individuals and businesses, with billions, then trillions, of smart, communicating devices, will stretch the boundaries of today’s business and social systems and create the potential to change the way we work, learn, entertain and...

Where are the Opportunities in the Internet of Things?

Where are the Opportunities in the Internet of Things?

Analyzing Internet of Things Growth Opportunities: What key forces are impacting adoption of Smart Systems, M2M and connected product solutions?  Which segments and applications are most attractive?  Our work provides perspectives on emerging opportunities and outlines how adopters are using...

How Do I Capitalize On The Internet Of Things?

How Do I Capitalize On The Internet Of Things?

Evolving Business Models: Smart Systems business models have much less managerial hierarchy, command and control decision making or proprietary ownership of ideas. These networks will be self-organized by people who are motivated to explore and develop ideas they care deeply about. Collaborative innovation...

Smart Services and Internet of Things Business Model Innovation

Smart Services and Internet of Things Business Model Innovation

It's interesting to compare consumer focused smart connected business models to industrial B2B models.   The industrial players are moving so slowly to evolve their business model designs they risk implementing solution concepts developed in the late 1990’s by about 2020. ...

Are You Prepared For Big Changes In The Way We Will Learn, Work And Innovate?

Are You Prepared For Big Changes In The Way We Will Learn, Work And Innovate?

New Infographic Tells The Story of the Internet of Things Over the last several years, the Internet of Things and People have been steadily converging.  This story is starting to “tip”—to enter public consciousness and reach critical mass.  But as this...

Top 20 Articles Worth Reading: Q1 2014 on the Internet of Things

Top 20 Articles Worth Reading: Q1 2014 on the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things arrived on main street in Q1.  The term has evolved from a futuristic opportunity to a buzz word for driving up stock prices.  From consortiums, new product offerings and high quality commentary from very respected journalist, this quarter's news pieces bring up security, privacy, new business opportunities, unanticipated consequences of connecting devices all under the banner of the overused term IoT. Our team at Harbor tracks several news sources as part of our research subscription services, and these...

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Research and Consulting Services For Smart Systems And The Internet Of Things

Since 1983, Harbor Research Inc. has created disruptive growth strategies for technology suppliers and adopters. Our experience within the Internet of Things has allowed us to take a comprehensive approach that goes beyond what traditional strategy, design and technical development firms can provide individually. While our history is long and complex, our strategy is simple: capture and create value by combining accurate data discovery and analysis with creative systems-thinking.