A much larger amount of valuable information can be retrieved from the internet than is actually downloaded and used.
Too little use is made of potentially valuable information about the latest research results, for example, new product and service ideas, or customer opinion and announcements by competitors.
Relevant sources of information and internet sites are, however, often difficult to find using traditional internet searches. This typically calls for extensive knowledge about current available technologies and special search engines. It is equally important, however, to anchor the sourcing and forwarding of information strategically in the company: information acquisition is not a »side job«.
As part of our research work, we continually analyze current technologies, the possibilities offered by the »semantic web« and Web 2.0, and develop suitable strategies for sourcing information.