HP's Autonomy: 10 Ways It's Contributing to HP's Software Story
The last 12 months have seen increased integration and innovation between Hewlett-Packard and HP Autonomy, the company it bought in October 2011. HP Autonomy's core intellectual property, the Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), helps companies extract value from vast amounts of largely unstructured information. IDOL helps organizations derive context and meaning from these massive amounts of information so that they can be more successful. From information governance to Web content management, digital marketing, enterprise content management and augmented reality, Autonomy software is being embedded in products across the entire HP portfolio. Robert Youngjohns, HP Autonomy's new general manager and senior vice president, is rallying the Autonomy team with a renewed emphasis on innovation, clear product road maps and customer satisfaction. Setting aside the dramatic headlines Autonomy has generated recently, the untold story is that Autonomy is going through a rebirth of sorts—with a reinvigorated employee base and several new initiatives that will benefit customers and, ultimately, help HP reach its ambitious software goals. eWEEK looks at several of these initiatives.