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From sensors to services to ecosystems: Why your business needs to consider the Internet of Things more broadly

From sensors to services to ecosystems: Why your business needs to consider the Internet of Things more broadly

There is certainly no shortage of buzz surrounding the Internet of Things. Thanks to sharp declines in the costs of sensing technology and data processing, we saw momentum grow more last year than ever before. According to Harbor Research, some 4.3 billion new devices (excluding laptops and PCs) were connected to the Internet in 2015 alone. But for all the blinding spew of headlines and news events, we’re missing the deeper implication for connecting these billions of devices. This post was...

How To Capture Value in the Age of the “Ubiquity Shift”

How To Capture Value in the Age of the “Ubiquity Shift”

If you cook a nice tomato or leek soup in your kitchen, and then finish it by stirring in a cup of cream before serving, where’s the cream? Has it “gone away”? Does the soup “end” somewhere, and the cream...

Harbor Research: The Top 18 IoT Trends to Watch in 2016

Harbor Research: The Top 18 IoT Trends to Watch in 2016

2015 was a huge year for the Internet of Things space—not just in hype, but in growth, movement, and development. From our perspective, 2016 is ripe for continued evolution—not just around the application of sensors on ‘things,’ but around the myriad...

The Internet of Things and Smart Systems Stack

The Internet of Things and Smart Systems Stack

How Computing and The Physical World Are Merging To Transform Civilization We are now feeling the first tremors of the most profound technological disruption in the history of humanity: networked, embedded intelligence in the most ordinary physical objects of the manufactured...

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...

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 device networking solutions, and how device manufacturers and related service companies should leverage new networking technologies to gain advantages. Download...

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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.