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Autonomy Unveils Most Advanced Audio Processing Solution for Law Firms

Provides Lawyers With Unprecedented Access to Voicemails, Depositions, Digital Dictations, and Other Audio Recordings to Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness

NEW YORK - GearUp 2009 Executive Briefing Roadshow,, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today unveiled the world's most advanced audio processing solution for law firms. Integrated into Autonomy iManage WorkSite and Universal Search, the solution provides lawyers with unprecedented access to all audio assets on a single platform, including voicemails to and from clients, depositions, and podcasts or audio recordings for continuing legal education (CLE). Lawyers can quickly and easily locate information locked in audio format thus boosting productivity, cutting firm costs and significantly improving client service.

"The integration of advanced audio search and processing capabilities into WorkSite is a sector-defining development and will bring significant value to our lawyers," said John Sroka, Chief Information Officer for Duane Morris, a leading Am Law 100 law firm. "As a long time iManage customer we are excited about the rapid rate of innovation, and our ability to leverage our investment in WorkSite to continually improve the tools that empower our professionals to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients."

According to the 2008 ILTA survey of top law firms, close to 50% of law firms now use unified messaging, accessing voicemail via their email client. However, many firms are ill-equipped to efficiently access and manage this increasingly important form of information.

Unlike legacy methods for audio processing, which require costly manual human intervention, Autonomy fully integrates audio into all phases of a law firm's business process from routine case management to litigation. Built on Autonomy's Meaning Based Computing platform which can bring meaning to data in any format, this technology indexes the audio without the need for any prior transcription and develops an understanding of key concepts in the audio stream, identifying speakers in hundreds of hours of audio recordings and linking audio with other data types, including email. The same unique audio search and processing technology, which reduces the volume of audio recordings to be reviewed by up to 95%, is also available in Autonomy eDiscovery products.

"Audio is an increasingly common data type for law firms that must be managed and accessible like any other data format," commented Anthony Bettencourt, CEO of Autonomy Interwoven. "Law firms need fast and accurate access to depositions and increasingly rely on audio and podcasts for continuing legal education. Autonomy offers the world's most advanced audio processing capabilities enabling legal teams to quickly process all audio assets on a single platform, and cross reference this traditionally untapped format with other valuable content in the law firm."

Audio support is an add-on module to WorkSite as well as iManage Universal Search.

Please visit http://www.autonomy.com/imanage to find out more.

About Autonomy iManage

Autonomy iManage is the leader in information management applications for the legal and professional services market. Building on Autonomy's advanced Meaning Based Computing platform, Autonomy iManage offers the most comprehensive suites of information management applications all on a common platform. Autonomy iManage has over a decade of experience working with law and accounting firms to understand how these professionals interact with information and their need to find, manage and process large volumes of content quickly and intuitively. Organizations from all over the world, including 75 of the top 100 global law firms, are standardizing on Autonomy iManage which uniquely spans the complete EDRM on a single technology platform, including document and email management, information governance, archiving and records management, knowledge management, policy management and eDisclosure, legal hold and review. Autonomy iManage can now link over 1,400 law firms with the data inside over 20,000 corporate clients using powerful, familiar tools, and is the only vendor to offer the ability to access and analyze corporate information in-place for a case, eliminating point solutions and the risky and costly hand-offs of data used for investigations and litigation.

Customers include corporations and law firms such as Allen & Overy, BAE Systems, Bloomberg, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, DLA Piper, Grupo Santander, HSBC, LexisNexis, Linklaters, Lloyds TSB, Merrill Lynch, Slaughter and May, UK Law Society, and White & Case. More than 400 companies OEM Autonomy technology, including Symantec, Citrix, HP, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO. The company has offices worldwide. Please visit http://www.autonomy.com to find out more.

Autonomy and the Autonomy logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autonomy Corporation plc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Autonomy Editorial Contacts:

    Assia Svinarova
    Autonomy (UK)
    +44-1223-448000
    [email protected]

    Edward Bridges
    Financial Dynamics (UK)
    +44-207-831-3113
    [email protected]

    David Vindel
    The Red Consultancy
    +44-207-025-6529
    [email protected]

    Ian Bain
    The Red Consultancy (US)
    +1-415-618-8806
    [email protected]


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