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.

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