November 4, 2005

Autonomy/Verity merger

As posted in the Text Technologies blog, I’m skeptical yet slightly hopeful about the combined Autonomy/Verity company. Each of those companies sells overall technology that’s less than the sum of its parts. Maybe the merged company will be big enough to wake up, add what’s missing, and grow the enterprise text search market beyond its current level of:

1. Collection of niche markets plus
2. Unimportant universal technology add-on


One Response to “Autonomy/Verity merger”

  1. Text Technologies»Blog Archive » Update: Autonomy/Verity merger on July 23rd, 2006 1:13 am

    […] I had a couple of very interesting calls with Autonomy last week. One message I got was that they do not want to be pigeonholed in search, which they think on the whole is a primitive way of dealing with unstructured information. Nonetheless, my first post based on those calls will indeed focus on text indexing and search. You see, I wrote quite skeptically about the Autonomy/Verity merger when it was announced, and I’d like to amend that with an updated opinion. Autonomy’s claims can be summarized in part by the following: […]

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