Information360 has selected Autonomy Corporation plc to power a real-time information exchange. The service will be provided freely to serving news professionals such as journalists and researchers as well as subscribing news producers, including the enterprise. DORIS (Direct Online Real-Time Information System) is designed to interact with a user's PC or Mac desktop work environment and understand information the user is writing, reading, or sharing and alert and connect users online to related content and content related communities in real-time. Information360 has teamed with Autonomy partner Gatewest to provide Web-based and browser-less toolbar mounted user interface.
Powered by Autonomy's IDOL technology, the Information360 service is accessed via a toolbar that sits at the top of a user's desktop and monitors the active window environment. The tool gathers information from the user's current activities and connects to conceptually related backend resources that will include the Government News Network (GNN) and London Stock Exchange Regulated News Service (RNS). Results are made available to subscribers via a pop-up menu, which can be accessed by clicking on the toolbar whenever the user needs related information.