Autonomy at the Cutting Edge of New Multi-Trillion Dollar Sector According to Head of Gartner Research

Next Quantum Leap in Productivity to Come From IT Systems That Analyze Structured and Unstructured Data

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 vision of searching and analyzing structured and unstructured data has now been validated as the next big thing in business IT. According to an interview with Business Spectator, Peter Sondergaard, Senior Vice President, Gartner Research, predicts that the next quantum leap in productivity will come from the use of IT systems that analyze structured and unstructured data. Sondergaard says that Autonomy is at the cutting edge of the new search technology, a sector in the IT industry that will ultimately earn multi-trillion dollar revenues.

Founded in 1996 out of pioneering research at Cambridge University, Autonomy's unique technology can understand the meaning of all structured, semi-structured and unstructured information. By identifying patterns between distinct pieces of information including email, business applications, voice and video, Autonomy's technology extracts the content's digital essence, encodes the unique 'signature' of the concepts, and enables operations to be automatically performed. Autonomy's technology is used across industry sectors including government, financial services, pharmaceuticals, media, telecommunications, retail and manufacturing.

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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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