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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

(PresseBox) (Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, Calif., ) 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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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. More than 350 companies OEM Autonomy technology, including Business Objects, Citrix, EDS, H-P, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO, and the company has over 400 VARs and Systems Integrators. The company has offices worldwide. For more information on Autonomy, please visit

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