Look at the Form 10-K, 10-Q for the company you are researching. Often spending on R&D and technology can be found in the MD&A (Management Discussion and Analysis) section or in the Financials section.
From Standard & Poor's/CFRA, this database contains industry surveys, and other information for business research and analysis. Click on Research on the blue bar (on top), then choose Report Type, Industry Overview, Choose at least the last 6 months. There are 40 domestic and 12 international industries covered. Use of technology is usually covered in each industry overview.