Autonomy timeline

2012

  • Autonomy wins the Industry Innovation Award at TheKnowList Awards and is rated “Leader” in Forrester Digital Asset Management Wave
  • May: HP announces Mike Lynch, Vice President of Information Management, has left his role as Autonomy CEO– Bill Veghte assumes leadership of Autonomy and the business is brought under HP’s Software division

2011

  • Autonomy wins the “Technology Provider of the Year” award at the British Legal Awards
  • Autonomy rated “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Information Archiving and Web Content Management
  • October: HP closes the purchase of Autonomy with more than 87% of Autonomy shares acquired
  • August: HP announces it will purchase Autonomy for $10.3 billion or $42.11 per share
  • May: Autonomy acquires Iron Mountain’s digital storage business for $380 million

2010

  • Autonomy wins the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and is rated “Leader” in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management, in “The Forrest Wave™: Online Testing,”. Autonomy also wins Management Today’s “Britain’s Most Admired Companies” award for software sector and is rated a “Strong Positive” in Gartner’s E-Discovery MarketScope report
  • Autonomy receives highest ranking in Ovum’s 2010 Decision Matrix for Enterprise Search and Retrieval
  • 2010 FY revenue was $870.4 million and 1,878 employees
  • June: Autonomy acquires CA Technologies’ information governance business
  • February: Autonomy acquires MicroLink LLC for $55 million to accelerate the adoption of Autonomy technology in the US

2009

  • Autonomy wins the “Technology Provider of the Year” award at the British Legal Awards, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise; and Management Today’s “Britain’s Most Admired Companies” award for software sector
  • Autonomy recognised as the “Biggest Contributor to Business Technology” at the UK IT Industry Awards and rated “Strong Positive” in Gartner’s E-Discovery MarketScope report2009
  • 2009 FY revenue was $739.7 million and 1,684 employees
  • January: Autonomy acquires Interwoven, a content management system company, for $775 million

2008

  • 2008 FY revenue was $503.2 million
  • Autonomy wins “Best Government Solution” and “Best Government Technology Provider” award at the Gartner Government IT Channel Vision: Government Edition, the only event of its kind focused on building partnerships in the federal IT channel and delivering the insights of the Gartner analyst team
  • September: Autonomy becomes a member of the FTSE 100

2007

  • 2007 FY revenue was $343.4 million
  • October: Autonomy acquires Meridio Holdings Ltd, a records management software company, for $40.8 million
  • July: Autonomy acquires ZANTAZ, an email archiving and litigation support company, for $375 million
  • May: Autonomy acquires a $250 million stake in technology start-up Blinkx

2006

  • 2006 FY revenue was $250.7 million
  • Autonomy wins the “Best Government Solution Summit” Award at the Gartner Government Solution Summit
  • LSE awards Autonomy the Achievement of the Year Award at the techMARK Awards for the success of its acquisition of major competitor, Verity, in December 2005

2005

  • Autonomy makes top 100 EContent list
  • December: Autonomy acquires Verity, a competing search engine technology developer, for $500 million
  • Autonomy acquires Neurodynamics, a recognitions system developer
  • Autonomy announces Chinese joint venture with China Netcom Broadband Limited to bring next generation technology to the rapidly expanding consumer internet market

2004

  • Autonomy makes top 100 EContent list
  • Autonomy listed in Software Magazine’s 22nd annual Software 500 List, Software Magazine’s revenue-based ranking of the world’s foremost software and service providers

2003

  • Autonomy makes top 100 EContent list, a list of stand-out companies that define the technology market
  • Autonomy wins the Product of the Year by Customer Inter@action Solutions magazine for Audentify, the first technology in the contact centre market to dynamically understand the content and context of telephone conversations
  • September: Autonomy acquires Virage, a leading video software company, for $13.3 million

2002

  • Autonomy listed in Software Magazine’s Software 500 List, Software Magazine’s revenue-based ranking of the world’s foremost software and service providers

2001

  • Autonomy selected as one of Federal Computer Week’s “Top Ten Companies to Watch” in the public sector technology market
  • Launch of Autonomy Asia

2000

  • November: Autonomy moves their listing from the NASDAQ to the LSE May: Autonomy raises $124 million of funding when it floated on the NASDAQ
  • Autonomy announces strategic partnership with NTT Software Corporation in Japan
  • Autonomy expands operations in North America and Canada

1999

  • Autonomy expands throughout Europe with offices opening in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Milan, and Paris via strategic partnerships with local firms

1998

  • July: Autonomy goes public on European Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (EASDAQ) at a share price of approximately 30p

1996

  • June: Autonomy founded in Cambridge by Dr Mike Lynch and Richard Gaunt as a spin-off from Neurodynamics, a recognitions system developer