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Future Perfect Computing
Combinatorial technologies change everything
The Advent of Private LTE and 5G Networks

Read about Harbor Research’s in-depth analysis
of the private cellular networking opportunity

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Our services

We bring together a unique combination of skills that enable our clients to succeed in a connected economy.

Growth and Innovation Strategy

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Opportunity Assessments

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Smart Systems Design

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Digital Venture Development

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Our thought leadership

Download “Four Strategies for the Age of Smart Services.”

HBR article on Smart Services

We were one of the very first firms to talk about “the Internet of Things.”

In 2005, HBR published our groundbreaking article on the IoT’s massive business opportunities.

Download “Future Proof: Fathym’s Low-Code Data Solution.”

Fathym is uniquely positioned at the intersection of these three evolutions: batched, wireless, and embedded.

None of their competitors has been able to bend their story away from the supply-side technical development cultures. This prevents them from clearly seeing the future that Fathym envisions.

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The benefits of working with us

Years of experience

We founded Harbor in 1984 with a background in automation and a drive to deliver business value in a unique way. We understand technology and markets well, but we portray the opportunities in a clearheaded way.

Unique POV

We’ve predicted and tracked the combinatorial power of sensors, connectivity and data analysis since our founding in 1984. Harvard Business Review published our groundbreaking “Four Strategies for the Age of Smart Services” in 2005 when most people just stared at us when we said “Internet of Things.”

Partnerships

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Value

We’re housed in the interesting part of town, where many of our analysts also live. They often walk to the office. It’s a flexible, happy, productive way to work, and our clients reap the benefits.

What our clients say

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“Harbor’s non-traditional approach, domain experience and methods helped our team build an extensive map of new growth opportunities. Their team facilitated creative ideas, human-centered research, and a completely new way of thinking about how to design and realize new digital and smart systems solutions.”

Fano Bekker
Vice President Digital, Diversey, Inc.
Shefali Patel

“Creativity and innovation are fueled by seeing the world and its many opportunities with new eyes. Harbor has helped us on multiple occasions to break through our blinders and see new growth opportunities and critical insights. Partnering with Harbor has been a highly personalized end-to-end customer experience that has redefined how we think about markets and growth.”

Shefali Patel
Senior Director of Marketing, GE
Marc Hamer

“Harbor challenged us to think differently about our growth strategy using a collaborative methodology that enabled us to carefully think through customer experiences and systematically develop new business models.”

Marc Hamer
Vice President Customer Experience, CIO and Chief Digital Officer, Sealed Air Corporation
Matt Smith

Harbor’s unique perspective on the future of software, IoT and embedded technologies has provided us a foundation to work together on diverse challenges—strategy, funding, market development, and ecosystem partners. Harbor has been continuously at our side supporting our venture’s development through good times and bad.

Matt Smith
Founder and CEO, Fathym

Ready to connect?

Call us at 303-786-9000 or use the form below to send us a message.

Recent perspectives

Smart Industrial Systems

New technologies are reshaping how manufacturing businesses engage with customers and compete. Over the next decade, these technologies will propel innovations that will change the ways we design, work, produce and learn.

Creative Contention

We are still living in a world where most organizations view new technologies as “bolt-ons”—something closer to a supplement, a vitamin they can take. The simple fact is that Smart Systems and their underlying combinations of technologies are far more disruptive than previous generations of innovation.

Future Proof Computing

Fathym has developed an innovative application development framework to enable software developers, subject matter experts and business users to rapidly and collaboratively build diverse data applications. The framework utilizes open source tools and an open data architecture enabled by microservices that seamlessly integrate with technology stacks to future-proof innovations.

The Future Network of Networks

The benefits of emerging Private LTE and 5G connectivity also bring the complexity of managing multiple, parallel networks.

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