Press Release: September 24, 2012

Autonomy, an HP Company, Helps Enterprises Automate Policy Management with New Information Governance Solution

New integrated releases of HP TRIM and Autonomy ControlPoint deliver on HP’s meaning-based information-governance vision

ARMA International Conference and Expo — CHICAGO -- Autonomy, an HP Company, today announced the industry’s first and only integrated solution for automatically applying policy, based on meaning, to both structured and unstructured data, regardless of format or location within an organization.

The new, integrated releases of the HP TRIM records management and Autonomy ControlPoint policy application products enable organizations to understand the concepts and ideas contained within their data. This ability to understand the meaning of information is the foundation of HP’s meaning-based information governance vision, and allows businesses to automate the application of a governance policy based on the meaning held within content.

The new features of HP TRIM 7.3 and Autonomy ControlPoint 3.0 are built on Autonomy’s Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) platform, which allow organizations to identify the location and compliance status of their information assets, and then apply the correct organizational policy. The policy includes security, storage, and retention settings for each asset. This enables organizations to achieve a new level of governance by removing the significant burden of traditional manual approaches.

“HP is delivering on its promise to demonstrate tangible synergies from its Autonomy acquisition,” said Sue Clarke, analyst at Ovum, a leading industry analyst firm. “The meaning-based information governance platform underpinned by IDOL, is an example of how Autonomy is bringing together different products from both the Autonomy and HP’s stables, integrating them, and creating solutions-based approaches to address real issues faced by organizations.”

The new integrated solution enables customers to leverage Autonomy ControlPoint’s ability to automatically identify and classify business records using Autonomy IDOL’s meaning-based analysis and, if appropriate, declare and manage these business records via the HP TRIM record repository. Autonomy ControlPoint can apply policy to content across multiple repositories, which eliminates the need to move content or duplicate data, enabling customers to reduce storage costs while mitigating risk.

“Businesses need a comprehensive information governance solution to automatically and consistently administer policies and determine risk," said Randolph Kahn, ESQ., founder of Kahn Consulting and Delve Information Technologies and author of "Information Nation". "Autonomy takes a unique approach to implementing and managing policies to govern the lifecycle of information."

Traditional, siloed approaches to policy application are typically limited to managing structured data from business applications that reside within a single system like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). These antiquated approaches struggle to effectively manage the surge of diverse human information, such as audio, email, video and social media, which is overwhelming many IT organizations due to its growth and complexity. These traditional solutions typically cannot automate the application of policy, forcing companies to take a manual approach to governing tens or hundreds of millions of data assets. This limits an organization’s ability to holistically and effectively manage corporate information for compliance and enterprise value. The inability to defensibly dispose of content further increases compliance risks, as well as IT resources and storage costs.

In addition to the integration with Autonomy ControlPoint, the new release of HP TRIM 7.3 also delivers new capabilities including:

  • Automatic classification of all records in HP TRIM to increase transparency and eliminate manual overhead
  • Expanded access to third-party systems via Autonomy IDOL Connectors to break down silos and to manage-in-place without data relocation
  • Unified universal search and view across diverse unstructured data sets and files including Microsoft® SharePoint files to improve productivity
  • Enhanced performance with IDOL-powered indexing to improve search effectiveness

“Information Governance has become a new way of describing the critical elements of a records and information program that insures and documents compliance,” said David Steward, director of Records, Husch Blackwell LLP, an Autonomy Information Governance customer.  “As a member of the Chicago symposium on law firm Information Governance, I can state that my firm sees this area as essential to our delivery of quality service.  Much of what a firm possesses belongs not to the firm, but to the clients.  Holding this information creates a fiduciary responsibility.  “Fiduciary” means “to hold in trust”.  Can our clients trust us with their information?  And how do we demonstrate that trust is properly placed?  I believe it is our duty to consistently ensure compliance and document success through our Information Governance processes.”

“Managing the exponential growth of data is becoming a significant challenge for both businesses and government organizations,” said Neil Araujo, general manager, Enterprise Content Management, Autonomy, an HP Company. “Autonomy’s unique ability to understand, manage and classify 100 percent of an organization’s data makes information governance practical on a large scale.”

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About Autonomy

Autonomy, an HP Company, is a global leader in software that processes human information, or unstructured data, including social media, email, video, audio, text and web pages, etc. Autonomy’s powerful management and analytic tools for structured information together with its ability to extract meaning in real time from all forms of information, regardless of format, is a unique tool for companies seeking to get the most out of their data. Autonomy’s product portfolio helps power companies through enterprise search analytics, business process management and OEM operations. Autonomy also offers information governance solutions in areas such as eDiscovery, content management and compliance, as well as marketing solutions that help companies grow revenue, such as web content management, online marketing optimization and rich media management. Please visit to find out more.

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