CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, May, 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that Linklaters, a leading global law firm with 26 offices and around 5,000 employees worldwide, is implementing a new user-orientated enterprise search platform, powered by Autonomy's cornerstone technology, IDOL (the Intelligent Data Operating Layer), to help its lawyers work more productively.
Knowing its vast volumes of internal information to be a crucial asset to the firm, Linklaters wanted to tailor its internal search tool to the key end users, its lawyers, in order to boost productivity. In a project spearheaded by Autonomy and longstanding Autonomy partner, Okana, now part of the Realise group, Linklaters selected Autonomy's IDOL for enterprise search due to its unique conceptual abilities, language independence, scalability and ability to connect to virtually every data repository.
"The genesis of this project was to provide quick and easy access to our wealth of internal knowledge for our lawyers," said Suzanne Fine, Global Head of Knowledge & Learning, Linklaters. "Partnering with Autonomy and Okana has given us the opportunity to offer a simple search solution across Linklaters' global network."
Unlike legacy approaches, Autonomy's enterprise search solution is also designed to put the users in complete control of their information environment and enable them to explore the information relevant to them through an easy-to-use search interface.
"This project is about turning the idea of enterprise search on its head, and creating an interface that is focused on the very people who consume the information – our lawyers," said Gerard Bredenoord, Head of Knowledge, Linklaters. "Okana's Sense User Interface combined with Autonomy's IDOL enterprise search provides our lawyers with an intuitive interface designed with them in mind, allowing both implicit and active conceptual searches that deliver only the most relevant information."
IDOL is revolutionary in its ability to ingest and form an understanding of all information, whether structured, semi-structured or unstructured, and use this to extract meaning across different formats, languages and locations. Furthermore, Autonomy delivers unmatched security infrastructure, to ensure that confidential documents are correctly controlled and user entitlement levels respected.
"This is another great example of a leading law firm that is embracing IDOL's conceptual search capabilities and user-focused interface in order to deliver solid improvements in efficiency," said Nigel Hutchinson, VP Autonomy Power solutions EMEA. "By securing the firm's knowledge on one single platform for easy and intelligent retrieval – providing users with precisely the information they need – Linklaters is helping its lawyers avoid duplication of effort, unlock information assets that were previously difficult to access and save time, while freeing them up to focus on higher-value activities."
Linklaters is using IDOL to index some 250,000 curated legal knowledge documents, rendering a subset of key, approved legal knowledge searchable for over 2,200 lawyers globally.
Please visit www.autonomy.com/idolserver to find out more.
Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, spearheads the Meaning Based Computing movement. IDC recently recognized Autonomy as having the largest market share and fastest growth in the worldwide search and discovery market. 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, such as text, email, web pages, voice, or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including pan-enterprise search, customer interaction solutions, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery, records management, archiving, business process management, web content management, web optimization, rich media management and video and audio analysis.
Autonomy's customer base is comprised of more than 20,000 global companies, law firms and federal agencies including: AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler AG, Deutsche Bank, DLA Piper, Ericsson, FedEx, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, Tesco, 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 400 companies OEM Autonomy technology, including Symantec, Citrix, HP, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO. The company has offices worldwide. Please visit www.autonomy.com to find out more.
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Okana is a leading UK-based Meaning Based Computing (MBC) solutions company, specializing in Autonomy-powered applications, professional services and support. Founded in 1999, Okana has delivered some of the world's largest and most complex Autonomy-powered MBC systems to platinum customers in both the UK and US. Okana's ability to execute, award-winning innovation and close working relationship with Autonomy help Okana to set the standard for Autonomy Meaning Based Computing solutions.
Linklaters LLP is a leading global law firm, supporting clients in achieving their strategies wherever they do business. We use our expertise and resources to help clients pursue opportunities and manage risk across emerging and developed markets around the world.
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