Harbor Research Inc. Acquires Wireless Data Research to Strengthen Pervasive and M2M Market Leadership

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Harbor Research Inc. announces it has reached an agreement with Bay Area peer Wireless Data Research to acquire the company. The acquisition will be effective immediately.

Harbor Research Inc., a Boston and San Francisco based technology consulting and research firm, has acquired Wireless Data Research (WDR), a leading analyst firm focusing on wireless technologies and machine to machine communications (M2M).

With this move, Harbor Research, which earlier this week announced a partnership with leading European M2M analyst e-principles, further expands its coverage of new technologies, market forecasting and analysis of key suppliers and adopters of pervasive wireless solutions.

Harbor and WDR are known for their extensive analysis and commentary on emerging M2M opportunities across all major vertical markets. Only a handful of analysts have focused primarily on pervasive computing and M2M applications. Harbor Research has been at the forefront of articulating the business models driven by wireless and IP networking.

Glen Allmendinger, president of Harbor Research, acknowledges the immediate boost to his firm’s wireless expertise as well as the fresh, complimentary perspective that WDR adds to its coverage of the impact M2M is making globally. “Wireless Data Research has consistently produced top-notch forecasting and is widely considered one of true experts in the field”, Allmendinger said.

Harbor Research intends to incorporate WDR’s body of knowledge into its research services and products, including a new version of its acclaimed online market analysis platform SmartSphere.

Wireless Data Research president Ian McPherson commented, “The combination of WDR’s innovative research on emerging wireless technologies with Harbor’s unique coverage of adopter practices and progress creates a formidable presence that will provide considerable clout in moving this entire market forward. As a strategic advisory firm for companies implementing asset management and supply chain solutions as well as technology suppliers building solution alliances, there is no better place to turn to.”

Harbor Research will be presenting more detail about its strategy and direction at this week’s M2M United, one of the premier annual conferences in the pervasive and machine to machine arena being held this week in Chicago.

About Wireless Data Research:

WDR (http://www.wirelessdataresearch.com) is a strategic advisory and research company that provides market assessment and analysis in order to allow its clients to make more informed decisions about the development and adoption of wireless technologies. WDR specifically focuses on understanding integration and adoption issues for wireless-enabled enterprise applications, which is essential for vendors, investors and end-users to optimize solution performance and maximize return on investment.

About Harbor Research, Inc.:

Harbor Research, Inc. (http://www.harborresearch.com) has been providing strategic consulting and research services to clients for more than 20 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, ext. 23

415.615.0454 fax


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