Harbor Research Announces New Study of the Pervasive Internet

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Â?Connecting to Your FutureÂ? is a comprehensive look at the business of the Pervasive Internet

Brussels, Belgium and San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2004 – Harbor Research, Inc., a leading provider of strategic consulting and research services to technology suppliers and adopters, today announced the availability of its latest Pervasive Internet study, “Connecting to Your Future: The Networking of Every Manufactured Thing.” Designed for both suppliers and adopters, the study provides a comprehensive blueprint for taking advantage of Pervasive Internet business opportunities.

The study offers a complete portrayal of the adoption climate, technology issues, business models, and revenue opportunities arising from the convergence of device networking, wireless sensors, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and the Internet. As part of the study, Harbor Research has identified four major business models that companies are using to take advantage of the Pervasive Internet. These four models, the Embedded Innovator, the Solutionist, the Synergist and the Aggregator, are described in detail and are presented with numerous examples of products and services that were built around these models. In addition, the study provides market information about how particular industries and verticals are using which models. Industries surveyed include: Buildings, Medical, Residential, Consumer, Industrial, Energy, Retail, Transportation, Government, and Security.

“The Pervasive Internet is unleashing an age of living intelligence enabled by networked devices,” said Mr. Glen Allmendinger, president of Harbor Research, speaking at M2M Expo and Conference Europe in Brussels, Belgium. “Companies are creating new business opportunities for themselves and their partners. Our research shows that choosing the right business model can have a dramatic effect on the business results from a Pervasive Internet project. Knowing which business model to use and how to use it is becoming increasingly important for maintaining a competitive market position. Companies that can master these skills in the near-term will be strategically positioned for growth.”

The study is available immediately from Harbor Research. In addition to the study content, Harbor Research is offering an included briefing to assist purchasers in applying the study’s results to their own business opportunities. Additional information about the study is available at Harbor Research’s web site at: http://www.harborresearch.com/connecting2004/

About Harbor Research, Inc.

Founded in 1983, Harbor Research, Inc. has been providing strategic consulting and research services to clients for more than twenty years. With a reputation as specialists in understanding emergent and disruptive opportunities in high technology, Harbor Research works with clients who seek to establish strategic advantage in changing markets. Harbor Research’s ground-breaking Pervasive Internet research is widely regarded as the definitive work on the business impact of integrating networked devices into business processes. Harbor Research can be found on the web at http://www.harborresearch.com.

Contact Information:

Marc Kriessmann

Harbor Research, Inc.

415.615.9400 x22

415.615.0454 fax

http://www.harborresearch.com

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