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Autonomy, BLUE C Sign European Deal

[London, ENGLAND] Autonomy Corporation plc announced Friday a strategic reseller agreement that will enable pan-European consultancy BLUE C to sell Autonomy's portal technologies to telecoms, financial services and other markets in Europe.

The deal comes after the two companies have been working together on various projects, the largest of which has been the creation of vertical, WAP-enabled portals for European ISP breathe.

Rudiger Nurk, chief executive of BLUE C New Economy Consulting and Incubation AG, commented that Autonomy enables users to automatically personalize news stories, enterprise information, and product and services updates to their needs.

"The user-focused quality of this information contributes considerably to user loyalty and to the generation of site traffic," said Nurk.

As a result of the agreement, BLUE C plans to deliver what it calls "intelligent electronic marketplaces" that are effectively complete e-business solutions which process and manage information automatically to help the user.

Dr. Mike Lynch, founder and group chief executive of Autonomy, said the European market is becoming an "ever more mature e-business environment" in which businesses urgently need a way of automatically processing information to deliver competitive advantage.

One of the most successful homegrown Internet software companies in the U.K., Autonomy has been working with several companies besides BLUE C to ensure distribution of its products. Its other partners include Admiral, CSC, Compaq, Intel, Razorfish, and Sun Microsystems.

Less well-known in the U.K. is BLUE C, which is listed on the Frankfurt Neuer Markt, employs 200 people, and operates in seven European countries. Its head office is in Vienna, Austria.