The United Kingdom's Cabinet Office Standardises on Autonomy Meridio's Records Management Solution

CAMBRIDGE, England and BELFAST, Northern Ireland , April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meridio, an Autonomy company (LSE: AU. or AU.L) and the leading provider of Records Management software, today announced that the United Kingdom's Cabinet Office has deployed its records management solution to manage and control hundreds of thousands of electronic documents and records across the government organization.

The UK Cabinet Office sits at the very centre of government and, together with the Treasury, provides the 'head office' of government. The Cabinet Office performs three core functions that enable it to fulfill its overarching purpose of making the government work better for the UK citizens, which include: supporting the Prime Minister to define and deliver the Government's objectives, supporting the Cabinet to drive the coherence, quality and delivery of policy and operations across departments and strengthening the Civil Service to ensure the civil service is organised effectively and has the capability in terms of skills, values and leadership to deliver the Government's objectives.

The Cabinet Office sets an example in the delivery of policy, process and implementation. At the same time, it often experiences a high degree of change due to both high staff turnover, which can reach 30 percent a year, and other government organizational changes. With Meridio's highly flexible and scalable records management solution, the Cabinet Office is able to retain its organizational memory, achieve superior control over document and records, and improve collaboration productivity throughout the organization. The centralized system, which is accessible from users' desktops, makes sharing documents easy and is a major contributor to improved collaborative working across the organization. Processes which rely on information sharing such as meeting minutes, report approval, Freedom of Information (FOI) requests and staff recruitment can now be processed much more efficiently and require less manual labor.

"The UK Cabinet Office's use of Meridio's records management solution is helping us to meet our business objectives through improved collaborative working," said Celia Wood , deputy director of eDRM, Cabinet Office. "Its simple interface, transparently integrated with our Microsoft Office Systems, has meant that staff across the organization are seeing early benefits from the control and sharing of documents and protection of our Organizational Memory."

"There is a growing need for all government organizations to improve efficiency and at the same time tightly control the increasing volume of email and other electronic documents," said Brian Baird , CEO of Autonomy Meridio. "Meridio's records management solution is becoming the de facto standard for agencies that need to demonstrate corporate governance while realizing cost savings and improvements in service delivery."

About Meridio

Meridio, an Autonomy company (LSE: AU. or AU.L), is a leading provider of complete lifecycle information management solutions, from creation and retention to disposition. Meridio enables organizations to achieve global compliance by creating and applying flexible master policies to their electronic records in accordance with international and local statutes and regulations. Meridio's solutions are certified on major global regulatory standards, including US DoD 5015.2 Ch 2 (including joint certification with MOSS2007) and Ch 4 - Management of Classified Records, Australian VERS standard and UK TNA 2002. Meridio is compliant with ISO 15489 and the European MoReq standard. Customers include BioPAD, ConocoPhillips, CDW, Hipoteku Banka, NZ Ministry of Fisheries, Pacific Life, StatoilHydro, Scottish and Southern Energy, the UK Ministry of Defence and the US Air Force.

About Autonomy

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: ZANTAZ, the leader in the archiving, e-Discovery and Proactive Information Risk Management (IRM) markets; Cardiff , a leading provider of Intelligent Document solutions; etalk, award-winning provider of enterprise-class contact center products, Virage, a visionary in rich media management and security and surveillance technology and Meridio, a leading provider of records management software.

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