Borealis Selects Autonomy to Underpin Knowledge Management Strategy

Leading Plastics Provider Chooses IDOL to Index More Than 4 Million Documents on its Global Corporate Intranet

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Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions to the infrastructure, automotive and advanced packaging markets, has selected Autonomy's unique Meaning-based technology to power its corporate Intranet. Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) will index more than 4 million documents in 10 languages, enabling over 5,000 Borealis employees to benefit from instant access to business critical information, boosting efficiency and avoiding duplication of effort.

"IDOL quickly demonstrated its value during the Proof of Concept when we experienced a machine problem in one of our factories," commented Guido Bos, IT professional at Borealis' Knowledge Sharing Team. "IDOL's Meaning-based search and retrieval allowed our engineers to find best practice to solve the problem almost immediately and avoid being non-operational for longer than absolutely necessary. After this incident there was no debate about the value of IDOL as we had saved both time and money," added Mr Bos.

Autonomy's Meaning-based technology was selected after a competitive procurement due to its unparalleled scalability, unique conceptual retrieval and mapped security model; a highly configurable, accurate and fast method for respecting third party security entitlements. Unlike legacy approaches, Autonomy's patented Meaning-based technology can derive meaning from content from over 1,000 data types and virtually all languages thus overcoming traditional barriers to data retrieval and knowledge sharing.

"We selected Autonomy from a long list of technology vendors as the only solution able to meet all of our business requirements," concluded Mr. Bos.

"Sharing business critical information as quickly and efficiently as possible is crucial to a company's success," commented Victor Cohen, General Manager Northern Europe, Autonomy. "We are delighted that Borealis has selected Autonomy to play such a key part in its information management strategy."

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