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9 May, 2007 - 10:58 By Staff Reporter

Autonomy secures MoD millions

Autonomy, the Cambridge based infrastructure software company, has won a multi-million dollar contract with the Ministry of Defence to provide its Intelligent Data Operating Layer Server (IDOL) to support the MOD’s new single information infrastructure.

As well as supporting Joint Operations, this new infra-structure is of critical importance in the MOD’s objective of making information immediately available to those who need it.

The system is expected to be available to more than 400,000 people internally, and will have the capability to accept an unlimited number of users on the extranet. IDOL is also capable of meeting the MOD’s exacting scalability requirements.

Peter Menell, Autonomy’s chief technology officer said: “This project will give the MOD a system capable of processing information not only in the form of text, but also in audio or video format.

“This is the first time the MoD will have sophisticated analytics capabilities to allow it to make conceptual and contextual associations between disparate pieces of data instantly.”

Autonomy has a long and distinguished history of collaboration with many of the world’s leading government, defence and intelligence agencies.

These include the US Department of Homeland Security, NASA, the US Air Force, the UK Audit Commission, the Department of Trade and Industry, the French Ministry of Defence, and the Irish Revenue Commissioners.

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