STAMFORD, CT –  October 26, 2018HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that HARMAN Connected Services (HCS) has been rated as a leader in IoT Services in Zinnov Zones 2018.

Zinnov’s annual analysis of Global IoT Service providers has placed HCS in the leadership zone in 11 of its subcategories related to IoT Technology Services. Earlier this year, HCS had secured leadership in the ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant Report and HfS Research Blueprint report in the same category.

With a comprehensive suite of services around consulting, product engineering, system integration, and user experience, HARMAN has delivered multiple large scale IoT deployments in Hi Tech, Communications and Healthcare verticals. By partnering with key industry players and leveraging its relationship with Samsung, HARMAN continues to facilitate digital transformations and introduce IoT innovations for its customers.

“Industry 4.0 is enabled by connectivity, cloud, automation and Artificial Intelligence, and the convergence of these technologies form the realm of IoT services in the manufacturing industry” said John Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President, Operations, Rheem Manufacturing.” We are pleased to see HARMAN’s recognition across all the relevant segments of IoT services and we look forward to our continued partnership.”

Like Rheem Manufacturing, HARMAN brings end-to-end IoT and AI solutions across various industries with customers including consumer cruise lines, medical devices manufacturers, large telecommunications companies, as well as automotive OEMs. Earlier this year, HARMAN had announced strategic alliances with SmartThings, Samsung ARTIK and PTC to accelerate digital transformation for their customers.

“At HARMAN, we are establishing pathways for businesses to implement technologies that change the way consumers experience the products,” said Sandeep Kalra, Senior Vice President and General Manager, HARMAN Connected Services. “HARMAN Connected Services is well-regarded as an expert and leader in IoT Services, which allows us to work with meaningful partners and take on use cases that improve business connectivity and intelligence. Our recognition in Zinnov Zones 2018 emphasizes our emergence as a leading IoT service provider and demonstrates the continuous strides we are making with regards to IoT strategy and consulting, engineering, managed services and support.”

Zinnov Zones 2018 is a detailed analysis of 24 service providers and their capabilities, including spread & maturity, delivery and services, scalability, financials & growth, innovation & IP, ecosystem linkages, and feedback from enterprise buyers.

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About Zinnov

Founded in 2002, Zinnov is a global management and strategy consulting firm, with presence in Silicon Valley, Houston, Bangalore, and Gurgaon. Over the past 16 years, Zinnov has successfully consulted with over 250+ Fortune 500 customers to develop actionable insights that help them in their transformation journeys. With core expertise in Product Engineering and Digital Transformation, Zinnov assists clients by:

  • Providing research and strategy consulting for Technology Service Providers in the areas of Product Engineering and Digital Transformation;
  • Enabling companies to develop and optimize a global engineering partner strategy to achieve higher throughput, innovation, productivity, and cost savings;
  • Growing revenue for companies' products and services in India and other emerging markets;
  • Helping MNCs expand and/or consolidate their globalization footprint.



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