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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 innovate. Download...

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...

Top Recent M&A in the Internet of Things

Top Recent M&A in the Internet of Things

Notes From The Pervasive Corporate Development and M&A Trench We have seen a surge in M&A activity in the Smart Systems and Internet of Things arena over the past several months. The list of deals has been quite diverse. We have...

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...

What’s Required To Build A Smart Systems Business Model?

What’s Required To Build A Smart Systems Business Model?

Smart Systems and Internet of Things Business Model Design and Innovation Players in the consumer focused IoT market space like Google and SalesForce are driving new smart systems and Internet of Things platform models. What these models all have in common is that they are not traditional product-focused approaches; they are based on collaboration, participative product development and smart services innovation, and are organized and leveraged with a common business and technical platform. Unlike the B2C world, M2M applications have evolved in...

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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.