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Autonomy Cardiff Named "Cool Vendor" for Business Process Management by Leading Analyst Firm
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Posted by: adrian on Thursday, April 10, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN DIEGO, California, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiff, a division of Autonomy Corporation plc LSE: AU LSE: AU.L and leading provider of BPM and intelligent document solutions, today announced that it has been named a "Cool Vendor" in the recent Gartner report titled "Cool Vendors in Business Process Management, 2008" by Janelle B. Hill, Marc Kerremans, Michele Cantara, published on April 3, 2008.

Cardiff extends beyond the typical boundaries of Business Process Management (BPM) by driving innovation in a number of mission-critical areas, including rich user interaction, unstructured information processing and mobile process management. Many of today's business processes require users to play an active role in driving situation-specific decisions; Cardiff's ability to intelligently route work and connect with subject matter experts can enable more consistent and informed decision making. This intelligence and automation is based on Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) technology, which incorporates sophisticated pattern matching and linguistic analysis capabilities to make computers work more like people.

Leveraging Autonomy's IDOL technology has enabled Cardiff to deliver many breakthroughs within the BPM market, including voice-based approvals, automatic location of subject matter experts and the ability to use process contents to drive secure information searches through unstructured enterprise content. Cardiff's own innovations in the area of mobile process management have resulted in the delivery of secure mobile interfaces that allow executives and other process participants to review, sign and approve transactions directly on their smartphones or other mobile devices.

"Cardiff offers the most powerful BPM solution available in the market that integrates information, process and people in an adaptive, rapidly deployed environment," said Mark Seamans, chief executive officer of Autonomy Cardiff. "The ability to act and interact with business processes in real-time has been a challenge for enterprise executives and management who travel or are away from their desks frequently. With LiquidOffice's new support for mobile devices, users can now access and securely take action on the information and processes that drive their business anywhere at anytime."

While applicable to all types of business processes, Cardiff's unique capabilities make it a particularly strong fit for industries such as financial services, insurance, retail, pharmaceuticals and legal, where processes tend to rely on large amounts of information and can often involve unstructured and non-routine decisions.

For more information on Cardiff's BPM solutions, please visit

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Cardiff

Cardiff ( is a leading provider of software for intelligent document solutions that unify people, paper and process. Cardiff enables organizations to capture information from paper and electronic sources and to manage the process behind the form by embedding intelligence and enabling better visibility and control. As a result, businesses reduce operational costs, provide a rich customer experience and ensure compliance to organization and government regulation. Cardiff serves more than 8,000 customers worldwide, including many in the financial services, pharmaceutical, healthcare, education, government and manufacturing industries. Cardiff is an Autonomy Group company LSE: AU LSE: AU.L.

About Autonomy

Autonomy Corporation plc LSE: AU LSE: AU.L is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology forms a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data including unstructured information, be it text, email, voice or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including information access technology, BI, CRM, KM, call center solutions, rich media management, information risk management solutions and security applications, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in enterprise search.

Autonomy's customer base comprises of more than 17,000 global companies and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO, AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyd TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Autonomy also has over 300 OEM partners and more than 400 VARs and Integrators, numbering among them leading companies such as BEA, Business Objects, Citrix, EDS, IBM Global Services, Novell, Satyam, Sybase, Symantec, TIBCO, Vignette and Wipro. The company has offices worldwide.

The Autonomy Group includes: ZANTAZ, the leader in the archiving, e-Discovery and Proactive Information Risk Management (IRM) markets; Cardiff, a leading provider of Intelligent Document solutions; etalk, award-winning provider of enterprise-class contact center products, Virage, a visionary in rich media management and security and surveillance technology and Meridio, a leading provider of records management software.

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 Cardiff Editorial Contacts:

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Autonomy (US)
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Edward Bridges
Financial Dynamics (UK)
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Sayo Ogundiran
Cohn & Wolfe (US)
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Bite Communications (UK)
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