12 Facts About Autonomy Corporation


HP Autonomy, previously Autonomy Corporation PLC, was an enterprise software company which was merged with Micro Focus in 2017.

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Autonomy Corporation was founded in Cambridge, England by Michael Lynch, David Tabizel and Richard Gaunt in 1996 as a spin-off from Cambridge Neurodynamics, a firm specializing in computer-based finger print recognition.

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Autonomy Corporation floated in 1998 on the NASDAQ exchange at a share price of approximately £0.

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December 2005: Autonomy Corporation acquired Verity, Inc, one of its main competitors, for approximately US$500 million.

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July 2007: Autonomy Corporation acquired Zantaz, an email archiving and litigation support company, for $375 million.

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October 2007: Autonomy Corporation acquired Meridio Holdings Ltd, a UK company based in Northern Ireland that specialised in Records Management software, for £20 million.

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January 2009: Autonomy Corporation acquired Interwoven, a niche provider of enterprise content management software, for $775 million.

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June 2010: Autonomy Corporation announced that it was to acquire the Information Governance business of CA Technologies.

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Lynch alleged that the problems were due to HP's running of Autonomy Corporation, citing "internecine warfare" within the organization.

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In January 2022, the High Court in London ruled that HP had "substantially won" its civil case against Lynch and Hussain in which HP claimed that the two individuals had "artificially inflated Autonomy Corporation's reported revenues, revenue growth and gross margins".

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HP Autonomy Corporation products include Intelligent Data Operating Layer, which allows for search and processing of text taken from both structured data and unstructured human information—including e-mail and mobile data—whether it originates in a database, audio, video, text files or streams.

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Autonomy Corporation business had primary offices in Cambridge and Sunnyvale, California, as well as other major offices in the UK, the US, Canada, France, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Germany, and smaller offices in India and throughout Europe and Latin America.

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