[London, ENGLAND] Internet infrastructure software
developer Autonomy Corporation plc announced Friday
the launch of Autonomy Asia, based in Singapore.
As the most successful U.K. software company to
specialize in the Internet arena, Autonomy is now
spreading its presence around the world. It has
offices throughout North America and Europe and in
Australia. However, many will be surprised
that it has taken five years of trading before
opening in the Far East.
Headed by Chris Turner, who was formerly solutions
strategy and market development director at Dataware
Technologies, Autonomy Asia will accelerate the
company’s expansion in territories such as Singapore,
Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. The
strategy will be one of partnerships and OEM relationships,
said a company representative.
“Autonomy’s technology supports any human language and
already ships in Korean, Chinese and Japanese versions,
facilitating a rapid route to market in these geographies,”
said Chris Turner.
Autonomy’s software has gained widespread acceptance for
its ability to analyze text and voice and then identify
and rank the main concepts. By this means it is able
to make unstructured information extremely useful to
large businesses in a whole range of applications.
Founder and Chief Executive Dr. Mike Lynch noted that
Autonomy’s technology is both language-independent and
a business efficiency tool.
“These two qualities put us in a strong position to
drive business through partnerships, OEMs and other
relationships in all key markets across this fast-moving,
linguistically diverse region,” said Lynch.
Autonomy, so-named because it automates processes
that were once done manually — such as categorizing,
linking and personalizing information — has build
an impressive blue-chip client list since its launch
in 1996. Its 425-plus customers include Alcatel,
Associated Press, BBC, British Aerospace, News Corp.,
Lucent, Merrill Lynch, Reuters, Unilever and the U.S.
Department of Defense.
Autonomy is listed on EASDAQ, NASDAQ, and the London