Ovum Recognizes Autonomy as the Leader in Enterprise Information Access

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO , April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ovum, the independent analyst and consulting company, has recognized Autonomy (LSE: AU. or AU.L), as the leader in the enterprise information access market, ranked by its market position and breadth of functional scope and appropriateness for the enterprise. The recently released report titled "The Future of Search,"(1) also notes that "through the acquisitions in 2007 of the archiving specialist ZANTAZ, and most recently UK records management specialist Meridio, Autonomy has now demonstrated its differences from the rest of the search and discovery pack."

"Information access will become increasingly automated with applications initiating the find/search/discover/retrieval process, and users being unaware of the activity that has been performed," said Mike Davis , Ovum's senior analyst and author of the report. "The majority of the employees do not either have the time or often the skills/training to search efficiently and effectively. Automated enterprise information access is a major opportunity for improving productivity, reducing error and corporate risk."

The report further states that Autonomy "has potentially the highest market awareness for search, and is the first name on most long lists. Autonomy's two 2007 acquisitions give it significant capabilities in the compliance/eDiscovery field."

"This latest Ovum's research further validates Autonomy's leadership in providing next-generation enterprise information access solutions," said Mike Lynch , CEO of Autonomy. "Autonomy is the only company that can deliver automatic Meaning-based Computing technologies that allow global organizations to quickly and accurately retrieve both structured and unstructured information from across the enterprise, regardless of locations and languages."

(1). Ovum, The Future of Search, February 22, 2008 by Mike Davis .

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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