San Diego, CA – June 4, 2013 - Two international companies with established name recognition in the management of specialized libraries and corporate research centers announced their strategic alliance today. Guy St. Clair, SMR International's President, and Tony Saadat, Soutron Global's President and CEO, described the strategic relationship in announcements from New York and San Diego.
SMR International is a New York-based consultancy practice focused on knowledge management (KM), knowledge services, and the role of knowledge strategy in organizational effectiveness, helping organizations in the management of intellectual capital and knowledge assets. Soutron Global provides timely, efficient, and effective enterprise library management services, specializing in removing information access barriers and establishing open access throughout the organization to all information services and resources.
"SMR International has long been a leader in KM, knowledge services, and knowledge strategy development," said St. Clair. "We specialize in consulting and strategic learning, and our mission is to help organizations re-conceptualize, transform, and support new ways of managing ‘what they know.' We work with organizations as they transition existing knowledge-focused units into enterprise-wide business units for managing knowledge assets, with the focus on helping managers of specialized libraries and other research facilities provide the best services they can for their clients. Soutron Global has the same commitment to excellence. SMR and Soutron's corporate leaders have worked together for nearly ten years, so for us and for our customers, this partnership is a very ‘natural' fit. Here at SMR International, we are extremely pleased to be affiliated with Soutron Global."
Tony Saadat agrees. "This is what I want to emphasize," Saadat said as he and St. Clair announced the Soutron Global/SMR International strategic alliance. "Both of our companies are known for the quality of work with clients and we don't see any other result from this cooperative relationship than continued – and strengthened – services for our customers. For both SMR and Soutron, the highest standards of customer service have been our hallmark, and we fully expect this level of service to continue. We look forward to this strong collaboration with SMR."
About SMR International
SMR International is a New York-based consultancy practice established to help companies and organizations explore alternative future programs and then to craft these visions into functional definition. The result is the development of a knowledge culture, an organizational environment enabling accelerated innovation, better contextual decision-making, strengthened research, and enterprise-wide knowledge asset management. SMR is online at www.smr-knowledge.com.
About Soutron Global
As a client-driven company with strong award-winning leadership, Soutron Global is a cloud-based Library, Knowledge and Information Management Solutions provider dedicated to "Managing Library Transformation". Soutron Global partners with special libraries and information centers around the globe to transition them to digital technologies with innovative, easy-to-use high-quality products. Soutron Global can be found online at www.soutronglobal.com.