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Well it is official HP now owns Autonomy http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2011/111003xb.html

Thre is lots of commentry about this and I know I was pessimistic at ILTA on the future for iManage under the new regime. I suppose part of this comes from IT companies taking the legal sector for granted. I feel a little happier but I am comparing iManage as it was pre-Autonomy (Interwoven) to the new arrangement.

The next off the ranks is FWBS and Matter Centre joining FloSuite at Thomson UK. This does not appear to be a strategic Elite but rather the local UK play. Will be interesting on the plans for the remote outposts like Cayman and Australia.

Both organisations were always open to acquisition but it has taken a long time to find a deal in the current market. FWBS must have been dissapointed in the ADERANT agreement which saw ADERANT market the software with limited success in the US.

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