Autonomy Launches ActiveKnowledge

Autonomy Inc. Wednesday debuted its new ActiveKnowledge technology, aimed at enterprise users conducting Internet and intranet searches.

The new technology works in conjunction with documents created in PowerPoint and e-mail by automatically analyzing ideas presented and then offering real-time links, such as news articles from newsfeeds or Web sites, Lotus Notes files, e-mail messages, word processing files and contact information for colleagues working in a similar area.

Autonomy said ActiveKnowledge technology will be integrated in Autonomy’s Knowledge Management Suite 2.0, slated for release later this spring. Knowledge Management features the Knowledge Server, which automates categorization and hyperlinking of large amounts of information and profiles employee knowledge. Knowledge Update is also included, which is a personalized report generator.

“In theory, employees have a wide range of information at their fingertips, from internal documents to breaking news on the Web, but they must stop what they are doing and devote time and energy to find those useful nuggets. “ActiveKnowledge does the work for them,” said Mike Lynch, Autonomy’s chief executive officer.

Knowledge Management Suite 2.0 is scheduled to ship later this spring and runs on Windows NT and most versions of Unix. Pricing begins at $25,000 with a variable seat price of $50 to $250.

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