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Harbor Research is a growth strategy consulting and venture development firm that partners with leading manufacturers, service providers and technology developers to discover, design and develop smart systems and Internet of Things growth opportunities.


On November 19, 2020, Harbor Research hosted a webinar exploring new business models for OEM software ecosystems.

CLICK TO REGISTER FOR A REPLAY OF THIS WEBINAR.

Everyone recognizes that software is radically transforming and disrupting everything about the world of business. But in their urgency to act, many hardware manufacturers misjudge their role in this opportunity, usually by applying the hard-won lessons of their own business to the profoundly different world of software creation and dissemination.

View the webinar to learn some of the lessons we’ve gathered in our 30+ years of automation and IoT consulting.

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Our colleagues at Intel invited us to co-create an eBook on innovative technological responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RESEARCH
The Advent of 5G and
Private LTE Networks

New wireless cellular networks promise growth for business and disruption for the traditional carrier model.

Harbor Research has done an in-depth analysis of the Private LTE and 5G networking opportunities.

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RESEARCH

Software will play the leading role in machine-equipment, device-focused systems, and OEM businesses. How players can participate in this rapidly evolving trillion-dollar opportunity?


Click this slide to read more about Harbor’s new work on Smart Systems and the IoT software opportunity, and to download a free overview of our research.

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The Smart Systems Forecast was the first quantitative database to analyze, quantify and track Smart Systems and IoT opportunities.

The Smart Systems Model provides a multi-dimensional framework for assessing vertical markets, customer segments, applications and use cases to identify Smart Systems and IoT growth opportunities and criteria for strategic decision-making and new business development.

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SELECTED CLIENTS


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WHAT IS SMART SYSTEM DESIGN?


Multiple parallel technologies are increasingly reinforcing and accelerating one another. Cloud infrastructure, mobile and edge computing, machine learning and IoT technologies are combining to enable previously unimagined capabilities for both the B2C and B2B worlds. “Smart Systems” is Harbor Research’s term to describe this phenomenon—a new generation of computing and digital architecture that is very different from classical information, computing, and telecom systems. 

HOW WE HELP CLIENTS


THE BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH US


YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

With over thirty years of experience, we understand the core technologies, markets and business characteristics, as well as the management and organizational challenges, that companies face when developing and adopting new digital systems and growth ventures.

UNIQUE POV

We were the first firm to focus on the IoT, the convergence of pervasive computing with the Internet. We prefer the term “smart systems” because it captures the profound enormity of this phenomenon. It’s something much greater than just machine connectivity.

PARTNERSHIPS

Building new ventures requires novel modes of development and participants. Our community brings together diverse expertise, including design, technology, human sciences, anthropology and more to help our clients push the boundaries of collaboration.

VALUE

Harbor’s consulting work is designed to minimize the scale, complexity and cost of projects and—far more importantly—to reduce the time to implement meaningful actions and drive execution.