Autonomy Systems Ltd
Richard Perle controversy
In 2003, the Guardian reported that a third of Autonomy's £60 million turnover came from intelligence agencies. Clients were said to include MI6 and GCHQ in the UK, The National Security Agency, the Defence Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security in the United States, as well as intelligence agencies in Italy.
Hewlett Packard takeover
Hewlett Packard wrote down the value of Autonomy by £5.5 billion in November 2012, contributing to a $6.9 billion quarterly loss for the US company. Lynch accused HP of blaming his management team for its own failings.
- Autonomy timeline, autonomyaccounts.org. This website was set up by Mike Lynch to rebut Hewlett Packard's accusations.
- Juliette Garside, Autonomy made 80% less UK profit than stated, Hewlett-Packard finds, theguardian.com, 3 February 2014.
- CAMBRIDGE ESSENTIAL TO AUTONOMY’S FUTURE, Business Weekly, 17 February 2011.
- Jonathan Lambeth, Autonomy stake nets Apax £1bn, The Telegraph, 26 February 2001.
- Mr Richard Perle, companycheck.co.uk, accessed 1 April 2014.
- Tim Shorrock, Richard Perle's Corporate Adventures, The Nation, 3 April 2003.
- David Leigh, Pentagon hawk linked to UK intelligence company, Guardian, 21 March 2003.