Autonomy plots HP-spanning tech

Autonomy plots HP-spanning tech

Summary: Autonomy's advanced data search, analysis and augmented reality technology looks set to be integrated across HP's products, including its consumer ones.Technology from Cambridge-based Autonomy should shortly appear in HP's printers; its Personal Systems Groups, which deals in phones, tablets and computers; and the company's enterprise-focused storage and servers, Autonomy's chief executive, Mike Lynch, told ZDNet UK on Tuesday.

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Autonomy's advanced data search, analysis and augmented reality technology looks set to be integrated across HP's products, including its consumer ones.

Technology from Cambridge-based Autonomy should shortly appear in HP's printers; its Personal Systems Groups, which deals in phones, tablets and computers; and the company's enterprise-focused storage and servers, Autonomy's chief executive, Mike Lynch, told ZDNet UK on Tuesday.

"There is a lot of work going on between the different business units at HP [to integrate Autonomy technology]," Lynch said. "Servers and storage is obviously key [but with the] Personal Systems Group stuff is going to come that was only available for very large companies."

There's also some "really stunning technology" for printing being done by both HP research and development people and Autonomy's, he said. More detail will be given "very shortly," he said.

Autonomy uses Bayesian inference to apprehend, contextualise and analyse data. Its technology helps make sense of information generated by social media, phonecalls, video feeds and other types of unstructured data.

HP announced plans to buy Autonomy for £7.1bn in August, shortly before the departure of then-chief executive Leo Apotheker. It acquired the company in October. ZDNet UK understands that HP's new chief, Meg Whitman, is keen on the technology.

The integration of technology will work both ways: we can also expect Autonomy's data analysis tools to be plugged into HP's public cloud, Lynch said. Also on Tuesday HP announced that it would make hardware designed to make the most out of Autonomy's technology.

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