Autonomy Selected to Power Industry Wide Resource Portal for the Mexican Petroleum Market

Mar 16, 2005, 00:00 ET from Autonomy Corporation plc

   SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc
 (LSE: AU.), a leading provider of infrastructure software for the enterprise,
 announced today that the Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Mexico's largest
 source of scientific investigation and technological development for the
 petroleum industry, has selected Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer
 (IDOL) to power their enterprise-wide information portal. The portal provides
 approximately 4,300 energy experts and technicians with access to information
 from the Institute's vast library, which is the largest and most specialized
 of its kind in Mexico.
     IMP provides numerous Mexican energy suppliers with the scientific and
 industry knowledge necessary to discover, refine, and deliver oil to the
 world's energy market.  Using IDOL, IMP has been able to reduce the time
 engineers spend searching, addressing a critical need for real-time access to
 the most up-to-date and accurate research and development information. Using
 Autonomy's advanced personalization, profiling, categorization, and
 collaboration capabilities, IMP can facilitate knowledge distribution across
 their many oil and gas projects, and enable individuals to spend more time
 analyzing and disseminating information, instead of merely collecting it.  The
 end result is production of higher quality products, recommendations, and
 decisions across the Mexican energy industry.
     "Autonomy differentiated itself from other vendors through their
 willingness to work with us to promote a paradigm shift within the IMP
 organization," said Dr. Ernesto Azuela, Knowledge Management and Technological
 Intelligence Program Coordinator.  "Instead of our engineers performing
 inaccurate searches that waste valuable time, Autonomy actually pushes the
 correct information to them -- exactly when they need it.  This is a hugely
 powerful resource that will change the way that IMP operates at core level."
     IMP has a solid and sound technological base, and has been providing
 services and cutting-edge applications for the Mexican state-owned oil company
 PEMEX for 40 years, among other clients.  Embedded in their own knowledge
 management and technological intelligence developments, Autonomy will help IMP
 to deliver valuable structured and unstructured content and context rich
 information objects.
     "The Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo is a prime example of the benefit
 Autonomy's IDOL platform brings to managing structured and unstructured data,"
 said Stouffer Egan, US CEO, Autonomy. "You can find and access the relevant
 data you need more quickly and do it across a multitude of languages,
 including Spanish."
     Autonomy's unique Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) integrates
 unstructured, semi-structured and structured information from multiple
 repositories through an understanding of their content. Autonomy grants
 organizations the flexibility to use advanced information retrieval or
 legacy-based approaches. At the heart of Autonomy's software is its ability to
 process text, voice and video and identify and rank the main concepts within
 them. It then automatically categorizes, links, summarizes, personalizes and
 delivers that information. Autonomy's technology also drives collaboration
 across different departments and interest groups and enables them to
 effectively leverage expertise. Autonomy's infrastructure technology is used
 to automate operations within enterprise information portals, customer
 relationship management, knowledge management, business intelligence and
 e-business applications, among others.
 
     About Autonomy
     Autonomy Corporation plc is a global leader in infrastructure software for
 the enterprise. Autonomy's technology powers applications dependent upon
 unstructured information including call center, customer relationship
 management, knowledge management, enterprise portals, enterprise resource
 planning, online publishing and security applications. Autonomy's customer
 base includes more than 1,000 global companies including BAE Systems, Ford,
 Ericsson, Royal Sun Alliance, Sun Microsystems and public sector agencies
 including the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and the U.S. Department of
 Energy. Strategic reseller and OEM partners include leading companies such as
 ATG, BEA, Business Objects, Citrix, Computer Associates, EDS, IBM Global
 Services, Novell, Novient, Veritas, Vignette, Supportsoft and Sybase. The
 company has offices worldwide.
     The Autonomy Group of companies includes:  Aungate, a leading supplier of
 electronic communications management technology for regulatory compliance in
 the enterprise; Audentify, a leading supplier of next-generation contact
 center technology; and Virage, a leading provider of rich media communication
 and content management software.
 
     Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
     With the exception of historical information, the matters set forth in
 this news release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and
 uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to
 differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors
 include, among others, technology risks, including dependence on core
 technology; fluctuations in quarterly results; dependence on new product
 development; rapid technological and market change; reliance on sales by
 others; management of growth; dependence on key personnel; rapid expansion;
 growth of the Internet; financial risk management; and future growth subject
 to risks. These factors and other factors, which could cause actual results to
 differ materially are also discussed in the company's filings with the United
 States Securities and Exchange Commission, including Autonomy's Annual Report
 on Form 20-F and Registration Statements on Form F-1.
 
 

SOURCE Autonomy Corporation plc
   SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc
 (LSE: AU.), a leading provider of infrastructure software for the enterprise,
 announced today that the Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, Mexico's largest
 source of scientific investigation and technological development for the
 petroleum industry, has selected Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer
 (IDOL) to power their enterprise-wide information portal. The portal provides
 approximately 4,300 energy experts and technicians with access to information
 from the Institute's vast library, which is the largest and most specialized
 of its kind in Mexico.
     IMP provides numerous Mexican energy suppliers with the scientific and
 industry knowledge necessary to discover, refine, and deliver oil to the
 world's energy market.  Using IDOL, IMP has been able to reduce the time
 engineers spend searching, addressing a critical need for real-time access to
 the most up-to-date and accurate research and development information. Using
 Autonomy's advanced personalization, profiling, categorization, and
 collaboration capabilities, IMP can facilitate knowledge distribution across
 their many oil and gas projects, and enable individuals to spend more time
 analyzing and disseminating information, instead of merely collecting it.  The
 end result is production of higher quality products, recommendations, and
 decisions across the Mexican energy industry.
     "Autonomy differentiated itself from other vendors through their
 willingness to work with us to promote a paradigm shift within the IMP
 organization," said Dr. Ernesto Azuela, Knowledge Management and Technological
 Intelligence Program Coordinator.  "Instead of our engineers performing
 inaccurate searches that waste valuable time, Autonomy actually pushes the
 correct information to them -- exactly when they need it.  This is a hugely
 powerful resource that will change the way that IMP operates at core level."
     IMP has a solid and sound technological base, and has been providing
 services and cutting-edge applications for the Mexican state-owned oil company
 PEMEX for 40 years, among other clients.  Embedded in their own knowledge
 management and technological intelligence developments, Autonomy will help IMP
 to deliver valuable structured and unstructured content and context rich
 information objects.
     "The Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo is a prime example of the benefit
 Autonomy's IDOL platform brings to managing structured and unstructured data,"
 said Stouffer Egan, US CEO, Autonomy. "You can find and access the relevant
 data you need more quickly and do it across a multitude of languages,
 including Spanish."
     Autonomy's unique Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) integrates
 unstructured, semi-structured and structured information from multiple
 repositories through an understanding of their content. Autonomy grants
 organizations the flexibility to use advanced information retrieval or
 legacy-based approaches. At the heart of Autonomy's software is its ability to
 process text, voice and video and identify and rank the main concepts within
 them. It then automatically categorizes, links, summarizes, personalizes and
 delivers that information. Autonomy's technology also drives collaboration
 across different departments and interest groups and enables them to
 effectively leverage expertise. Autonomy's infrastructure technology is used
 to automate operations within enterprise information portals, customer
 relationship management, knowledge management, business intelligence and
 e-business applications, among others.
 
     About Autonomy
     Autonomy Corporation plc is a global leader in infrastructure software for
 the enterprise. Autonomy's technology powers applications dependent upon
 unstructured information including call center, customer relationship
 management, knowledge management, enterprise portals, enterprise resource
 planning, online publishing and security applications. Autonomy's customer
 base includes more than 1,000 global companies including BAE Systems, Ford,
 Ericsson, Royal Sun Alliance, Sun Microsystems and public sector agencies
 including the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA and the U.S. Department of
 Energy. Strategic reseller and OEM partners include leading companies such as
 ATG, BEA, Business Objects, Citrix, Computer Associates, EDS, IBM Global
 Services, Novell, Novient, Veritas, Vignette, Supportsoft and Sybase. The
 company has offices worldwide.
     The Autonomy Group of companies includes:  Aungate, a leading supplier of
 electronic communications management technology for regulatory compliance in
 the enterprise; Audentify, a leading supplier of next-generation contact
 center technology; and Virage, a leading provider of rich media communication
 and content management software.
 
     Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
     With the exception of historical information, the matters set forth in
 this news release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and
 uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to
 differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors
 include, among others, technology risks, including dependence on core
 technology; fluctuations in quarterly results; dependence on new product
 development; rapid technological and market change; reliance on sales by
 others; management of growth; dependence on key personnel; rapid expansion;
 growth of the Internet; financial risk management; and future growth subject
 to risks. These factors and other factors, which could cause actual results to
 differ materially are also discussed in the company's filings with the United
 States Securities and Exchange Commission, including Autonomy's Annual Report
 on Form 20-F and Registration Statements on Form F-1.
 
 SOURCE  Autonomy Corporation plc