Harbor Research and e-principles to Collaborate on Developing Pervasive Internet/M2M Research and Consulting Services

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Harbor Research and e-principles are announcing today that they have entered into a partnership to extend each firmÂ?s coverage of the Pervasive Internet and M2M market opportunity.

Harbor Research and e-principles of the U.K. have agreed to collaborate to address the growing demand for Pervasive Internet/M2M research and consulting services in both North America and in Europe.

The partnership will strengthen Harbor’s intent to expand its base of clients outside of North America and e-principles’ desire to reach beyond Europe -- where the importance of wireless and Internet-based device networking and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications have already gained solid footing among major product OEMs.

Robin Duke-Woolley, founder of e-principles, has recently worked closely with Harbor to develop a better understanding of the forces at work in the Pervasive Internet realm, and is lending his expertise on the wireless data market in Europe. Both Mr. Duke-Woolley and Harbor president Glen Allmendinger were on hand at this week’s Wireless M2M Congress in Duesseldorf, Germany to announce their cooperation.

“A global, services-based economy represents a paradigm-shift that arises out of an equally important shift in underlying technologies -- the shift from purely human-centric electronic communication to global device-centric communication,” commented Robin. “Many business executives have yet to grasp this new market opportunity and the innovations that drive it. The phenomenon is vast and demands not only global coverage, but also informed, regional analysis of emerging technologies and adopter behavior.”

Earlier this spring, the two firms first worked together on research that focused on the progress and outlook for M2M adoption across global regions and industry verticals. The success of that collaboration suggested the potential of a more formal partnership.

“The alliance between Harbor Research and e-principles creates a strong team that will help executives understand the impact of unseen market and technology disruption on their businesses,” said Glen Allmendinger. “Our two firms will now combine strategic consulting with innovative business intelligence on pervasive and wireless application opportunities. This will significantly broaden our delivery of creative business strategies to assist emergent and established suppliers of technology, as well as adopters, in making best-informed decisions.”

About e-principles

e-principles (http://www.e-principles.com) is a leading European provider of market research, analysis and consulting services and is focused on the rapidly developing market for M2M solutions, services and products. E-principles provides support to both vendors and M2M adopters to identify and realize market opportunities in the M2M market. The firm’s clients - including network operators, service and solution providers, and product manufacturers - are all involved in the development, supply, maintenance or use of M2M products and services in the market, and range from start-ups to multi-national companies.

About Harbor Research, Inc.

Harbor Research, Inc. (http://www.harborresearch.com) 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.

Contact Information:

Marc Kriessmann

Harbor Research, Inc.

415.615.9400 x23

415.615.0454 fax


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