Autonomy News & Analysis
| Tuesday Mar 31, 2015
Hewlett-Packard Co. filed a suit in London’s High Court against Michael Lynch and a former colleague for about $5.1 billion for damages in connection with their management of Autonomy, the software company Lynch co-founded.
The suit, which HP filed yesterday but only confirmed today, also names Autonomy’s former Chief Financial Officer Sushovan Hussain. Both are accused of fraud in relation to the HP acquisition of Autonomy in 2011 for $ 10.1 billion.
Lynch and Hussain, in a statement issued through a PR agency, told Re/Code today they will countersue HP seeking at least $148 million in damages.
| Monday Jan 12, 2015
The enterprise content management (ECM) market looks set to change again. According to new research form Boston-based Nucleus Research, enterprises are taking to the idea of storing content on external servers.
ECM vendors have moved into agile mode and are now focusing on the development and simplification of their systems as well as automation and integration of new capabilities to generate value propositions for customers.
| Monday Oct 6, 2014
The renaissance of HP took another turn today with the announcement that it was splitting into two public companies.
One company will comprise HP’s market-leading enterprise technology infrastructure, software and services businesses, which will do business as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.
The other will comprise HP’s market-leading personal systems and printing businesses, which will do business as HP Inc. and retain the current logo.
The deal is expected to be completed by the end of fiscal 2015.
| Monday Sep 22, 2014
HP ended months of speculation on its plans for the Autonomy acquisition in August with the announcement of its Big Data business group, which brought Vertica and Autonomy together on the same platform.
Badly stung by the Autonomy acquisition, it had taken HP some time to stick its head up over the parapet again. But by pulling together Vertica and Autonomy, it did just that, and a lot more besides.
| Friday Aug 22, 2014
The pieces are finally falling into place. Over the past two years since that acquisition, HP has been building up Autonomy’s portfolio and pushing it in a million different directions. Late last night the master plan became clear.
HP is pulling Vertica, HP Autonomy’s core IDOL business, and all of the HP Autonomy Information Management and governance businesses to form the Big Data business group.
It is also taking its Aurasma augmented reality software and tying it into HP Autonomy’s customer engagement solutions to form the Marketing Optimization business group.
| Tuesday May 20, 2014
HP continues to build its portfolio today with the launch of Optimost Visual Test (OVT), a new self service A/B/n testing product that builds on the technology it acquired when it bought Autonomy. The technology aims to help marketers identify new opportunities more quickly.
The introduction of OVT follows last October's launch of HP Autonomy’s new Digital Marketing Hub (DMH). OVR is, in fact, tightly integrated with DMH and adds considerable muscle to the marketing platform.
| Monday Feb 24, 2014
There are two interesting points to note around HP Autonomy’s (HPA) Healthcare Analytics release. The first is that HPA has developed its IDOL technology to target a specific vertical. The second is that it's a self-service platform designed with users in mind rather than IT.
Healthcare Analytics will not be released until next month, but HPA is already talking it up at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference this week in Orlando, Fla.
| Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
If we’ve been carrying on a lot recently about HP Autonomy, it's only because it seems HP has finally cranked up the gears. It's starting to develop Autonomy as an asset rather than looking at it through the lens of the disastrous acquisition process that still hasn’t finished. The latest release is a new cloud-based e-discover offering.
While HP is promoting this as a new product, it's just an old product migrated to the cloud. That makes it accessible not just to big businesses and major law firms, but also to companies in the lucrative small-to-medium business (SMB) market.
| Thursday Jan 30, 2014
HP Autonomy (HPA) has just unveiled a new version of its Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) platform. With this morning’s v10.5 release, HPA takes a further step toward integration of Autonomy technology into the wider HP portfolio. This release provides connectors to elements of HP’s HAVEn big data platform including ArcSight, HP Vertica and Hadoop.
| Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman may have managed to turn the fortunes of the struggling information technology giant around. The company's share prices climbed as much as 7 percent in after hours trading on the strength of fourth quarter financial results that beat analysts’ expectations. Have corporate appetites for hardware and networking products returned?
| Thursday Nov 21, 2013
HP Autonomy (HPA) has just announced Data Protector v8.1 will be available in January. While it comes with a bunch of new features, the real significance of this release will be the introduction of an entirely new way of looking at and implementing data recovery.
| Wednesday Oct 23, 2013
If HP Autonomy’s augmented reality (AR) application has been attracting a lot of attention since its release in 2011, the announcement this afternoon that v2.5 takes it to the cloud should make it globally accessible to everyone — and grab a lot more attention in doing so.
| Wednesday Oct 16, 2013
HP Autonomy is releasing a new marketing analytics hub that it describes as a milestone in its efforts to carve out a larger slice of the marketing analytics pie. It's not just a new release, but also the development of a new ecosystem that pulls together HP technology and its partners in a way it hasn’t managed to do before.
| Thursday Sep 26, 2013
In the first part of our look at Forrester Wave for ECM 2013, we saw that the market is changing rapidly as vendors are forced to provide functionality that corresponds to enterprise productivity rather than compliance needs. We also saw that agile, small vendors are starting to eat away at the dominance of the large, established players. Even still, the Wave is led by EMC, IBM and OpenText, while HP pushed its way into the Leaders' segment on the back of the Autonomy acquisition.
| Wednesday Sep 25, 2013
The Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market is changing again. According to the recently published Forrester Wave for ECM for 2013, vendors are being pushed to provide new functionality that addresses productivity goals in the enterprise, with flexibility and ease-of-use now key requirements. Meanwhile, smaller, functionality specific vendors are starting to eat away at the leadership position of the traditional heavyweights.