How Industrial R&D Trends Are Impacting STM Information: Overview for Information Managers
This report is designed for information management (IM) executives and vendor portfolio managers. STM information accounts for close to one quarter (26%) of content spending in corporate information centers – a significantly higher proportion than any other segment. Vendor portfolio managers are charged with ensuring ROI on these expenditures through alignment with knowledge workers’ needs and organizational requirements. As those requirements shift in the changing construct of how R&D is done, STM publishers are finding opportunities for new product development. This report provides an overview of some of the dramatic changes occurring in the way industry creates and uses technological information. It includes:
- Analysis of global patterns in industrial R&D spending;
- A look at transnational collaboration and open innovation;
- Examples of new STM products and the companies offering them;
- Imperatives for information management executives who work with both users and providers of STM information.