Autonomy Ceo Declared Entrepreneur of The Year 2009

Dr Mike Lynch Tops Management Today's Top 100 Entrepreneurs Ranking

Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, Calif., (PresseBox) - Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise today announced that its founder and CEO, Dr Mike Lynch, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year in Management Today's highly acclaimed Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2009 ranking. Now in its sixth year, the coveted Management Today accolade celebrates entrepreneurial spirit, financial success and business acumen and is bestowed upon the top wealth and job-creating individual in the UK.

"As the new winner, Dr Mike Lynch encapsulates all that is best about British business in world-class performance and domination of a niche market," said Matthew Gwyther, Editor of Management Today. "As one of the world's leading software groups, Autonomy is riding a wave of regulation and is booming despite the credit crunch. Little wonder: it was Autonomy software that uncovered inconsistencies in the dealing records of Jerome Kerviel, the rogue trader at Soc Gen."

Dr Mike Lynch OBE founded Autonomy Corporation plc in 1996, based on his research at Cambridge University. He rapidly established the company's reputation as a world-leading provider of infrastructure software for unstructured information and meaning-based technologies. His revolutionary approach to tackling the explosive growth of unstructured, 'human-friendly' information has earned him the reputation of a trend-setter in the software industry. Autonomy now has a market cap of $4 billion, is the second largest pure software company in Europe and was named the Best Performing Software Company in Europe. Dr Lynch was named Innovator of the Year at the European Business Leaders Awards (EBLA), beating executives from SAP and Nokia, for pioneering new approaches to enterprise search and information processing technology. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a past winner of the CBI's Entrepreneur of the Year Award, a non-executive director of the BBC and a non-executive director of blinkx plc.

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Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement and was recently ranked by IDC as the clear market share leader in enterprise search with market share nearly double that of its nearest competitor. Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human information, forming 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, pan-enterprise search, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery and archiving, records management, business process management, customer interaction solutions, and video and audio analysis, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in enterprise search.

Autonomy's customer base is comprised of more than 17,000 global companies and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO, AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler AG, 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. More than 350 companies OEM Autonomy technology, including BEA, Citrix, EDS, H-P, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO, and the company has over 400 VARs and Systems Integrators. The company has offices worldwide. Please visit for more information on Autonomy.

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