CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, California , May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that Groupe Mutuel, Switzerland's leading insurance company, has selected Autonomy's Meaning-based Computing solution for its corporate intranet as part of an initiative to improve the company's entire IT infrastructure. Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) will allow Groupe Mutuel to aggregate its data silos and deliver information more efficiently to over 1,300 employees across various geographical locations.
Groupe Mutuel will use IDOL to index more than five million documents in French, German, Italian and English across various data types and from multiple content repositories. By aggregating all of the company's information into one single access point, Groupe Mutuel will be able to better leverage its data assets, avoid duplication of effort and ensure that its employees are provided with the right information at the right time.
As with all modern organizations, especially those within the financial, legal or insurance sectors where litigation and regulatory compliance are key factors, Groupe Mutuel needed a solution that could scale in a large and diverse IT environment. Security was also imperative. Groupe Mutuel found that only Autonomy was able to offer mapped security, a highly configurable, accurate and fast method for respecting third-party security entitlements. IDOL maps the existing underlying security system to ensure that there are no security breaches whilst retrieval speed levels are maintained.
"We selected Autonomy from a long list of technology vendors as the only solution able to meet all of our business requirements," commented Stephane Rard , IT Management Team at Groupe Mutuel. "The conceptual, secure, scalable approach offered by IDOL across multilingual, disparate content will add a great deal of value to our organization and we are also excited by the future possibilities offered by this technology."
Autonomy's IDOL technology is increasingly being used by organizations within the financial and insurance sectors, like Groupe Mutuel, to provide a single, secure access point to all their corporate data. Groupe Mutuel also has future plans to incorporate some of Autonomy's other advanced features such as Autonomy Cardiff's Business Process Management technology and Autonomy etalk's call center solution, as part of an IT initiative to improve efficiency, productivity and intelligence across the organization.
"We are delighted that Groupe Mutuel has selected Autonomy to play a key part in improving its IT infrastructure," commented Mike Lynch , CEO of Autonomy. "With the increasing eDisclosure pressures, regulatory changes and legislation in Europe , we look forward to working with Groupe Mutuel as the company expands Autonomy's technologies into its other business areas."
About Groupe Mutuel
Groupe Mutuel is one of the largest health insurance agencies in Switzerland specializing in health, life and corporate insurance. It employs a total of 1,300 staff in 7 principal offices and 30 subsidiaries.
Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L) is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology forms a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data including unstructured information, be it text, email, voice or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including information access technology, BI, CRM, KM, call center solutions, rich media management, information risk management solutions and security applications, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in enterprise search.
Autonomy's customer base comprises of more than 17,000 global companies and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO , AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyd TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Autonomy also has over 300 OEM partners and more than 400 VARs and Integrators, numbering among them leading companies such as BEA, Business Objects, Citrix, EDS, IBM Global Services, Novell, Satyam, Sybase, Symantec, TIBCO, Vignette and Wipro. The company has offices worldwide.
The Autonomy Group includes: Autonomy ZANTAZ, the leader in the archiving, e-Discovery and Proactive Information Risk Management (IRM) markets; Autonomy Cardiff, a leading provider of Intelligent Document solutions; Autonomy etalk, award-winning provider of enterprise-class contact center products, Autonomy Virage, a visionary in rich media management and security and surveillance technology and Autonomy Meridio, a leading provider of records management software.
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