Acquia Coverage

Drupal-dienstverlener Acquia koopt Mollom [14 augustus 2012]

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Drupal-dienstverlener Acquia neemt voor een onbekend bedrag Mollom over, een aanbieder van content monitoringoplossingen voor user-generated content. Mollom is opgericht door Benjamin Schrauwen en Dries Buytaert; die laatste is mede-oprichter en cto van Acquia en de oorspronkelijke ontwikkelaar en projectleider van Drupal.

Met de overname denkt Acquia zijn aanbod te kunnen uitbreiden. De technologie van Mollom wordt gebruikt door Twitter, Sony Music, Tuenti, Radian6, Thomson Reuters, Stanford University en meer dan vijftigduizend andere websites. Bovendien heeft Acquia nu met de analysetechnologie van Mollom het naar eigen zeggen eerste moderationplatform voor sociale content op het internet. Hiermee kunnen zowel gebruikers als niet-gebruikers van Drupal spam en andere ongewenste of schadelijke user-generated content van hun websites filteren. Mollom heeft sinds 2008 bijna een miljard spamberichten geblokkeerd. 78 procent van alle reacties op de sites die Mollom beschermt zijn spamberichten.

Mollom verkoopt zich aan grootste klant [14 augustus 2012]

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Trends.be

Mollom, het spambeveilingsbedrijf dat werd uitgeroepen tot Trends Starter van het Jaar in de provincie Antwerpen, is verkocht aan Acquia, een Amerikaans-Belgisch bedrijf dat al de grootste klant van Mollom was.

De overname is een gevolg van een nieuw product dat Mollom heeft ontwikkeld en dat eind september officieel wordt gelanceerd, zegt Benjamin Schrauwen, de hoofdontwikkelaar van Mollom. Hij richtte het bedrijf op samen met Dries Buytaert. Buytaert is zelf oprichter van Acquia, al betrok hij bij de uitbouw van dat bedrijf naast 250 mensen ook de Amerikaanse risicokapitaalbedrijven North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners.

Acquia buys Mollom to build bigger, better content moderation [Aug 14, 2012]

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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Gigaom

Together Acquia and Mollom say they can build a content moderation platform that will let organizations manage user-generated content for many sites from a single dashboard. Acquia’s Bryan House said Mollom will also continue to support third-party (non-Acquia) content management systems.

Acquia, which offers a commercial version of the Drupal content management system, is buying Mollom, which provides spam-prevention and other content cleansing capabilities. The companies have many things in common, not the least of which is that they share a founder in Dries Buytaert.

The goal of the convergence is to build a robust content moderation platform that will let organizations that host multiple sites moderate content for all of them from a single dashboard, said Bryan House, VP of product marketing for Burlington, MA.-based Acquia.

What's Coming for Open Source CMS in August 2012 [July 31, 2012]

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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CMS Wire

In July, the Drupal (news, site) project continued work toward Drupal 8, which included creating a Getting Involved page for those who want more information, or would like to help. Anyone who'd like to know what the current focuses are in the process would do well to check this page out.

Drupal 8 project leads are also looking for community feedback on the issue of a proposed plugin system. They're looking for feedback on the issue of how well (or poorly) the system works as it stands now, for Drupal 8, for both plugin writing and plugin type writing.

Drupal company Acquia (news, site) was selected as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Global 250 companies were selected based on a set of five criteria: "innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz."

Acquia also partnered with Janrain to bring social logins to its Enterprise Drupal Gardens platform, and made some improvements to its Acquia Search offering. Anyone interested in making Drupal and Apache Solr (news, site) work well together might want to check out Nick Veenhof's blog post on the subject.

DrupalCon Munich is coming on August 20 - 24. This event is expected to host over 1800 attendees, and is following the theme "Open up! Connecting Systems and People."

Janrain Partners with Acquia to Provide Social Authentication and Sharing for Enterprise Drupal Gardens [July 25, 2012]

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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Janrain

Portland, OR July 25, 2012 –Janrain, the leading provider of User Management solutions for the social web, and Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced that Acquia has selected Janrain to power social login and sharing across its Enterprise Drupal Gardens platform. With this new partnership, Janrain will power social login for thousands of new sites built on the OpenSaaS Enterprise Drupal Gardens platform. This partnership enables digital marketers to provide compelling and engaging experiences for their site visitors.

“The importance and value of social login and sharing is just beginning to be understood within the market,” said Larry Drebes, CEO of Janrain. “Our solution helps businesses to easily convert anonymous web visitors to known, registered users and gain access to rich social profile data that can be used to increase engagement and brand advocacy from those consumers. With this partnership, Acquia customers can enjoy the benefits of social login and sharing.”

“Digital marketers are choosing Enterprise Drupal Gardens to create a turnkey site factory to accelerate the delivery of marketing websites to engage with customers,” said Bryan House, vice president of product marketing at Acquia. “By partnering with Janrain, we are able to offer a market-leading social authentication and sharing platform deeply integrated in the Drupal Gardens site experience.”

"The combination of Janrain and Acquia's Enterprise Drupal Gardens is enabling us to create the best social registration and sharing experience for fans that we've ever had, while eliminating most of the integration challenges we faced in the past." said Ryan Garner, VP of D2C Services at Warner Music Group. "This partnership is proving to be a win win for fans and artists."

DrupalCon 2012 fin août à Munich [16 juillet 2012]

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Toolinux

Munich accueillera la conférence DrupalCon 2012, l’un des plus grands rendez-vous internationaux pour les développeurs Web. Et un français, Acquia, est l’un des sponsors de cet événement de mise en valeur de la gestion de contenu open source.

Acquia se rapproche des utilisateurs français de Drupal [4 juillet 2012]

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Collaboratif-info

C'est la solution de gestion de contenu Open Source la plus déployée par les grandes entreprises françaises et elle se classe en troisième position dans les plus petites, selon une étude récente de l'intégrateur Smile. Une bonne raison pour Acquia, la société fondée par le créateur de Drupal, Dries Buytaert, afin de jouer le rôle d'éditeur pour la distribution libre, de s'implanter en France, ce qu'elle a fait le 25 mai dernier. Collaboratif-info a rencontré Cyril Reinhard, le directeur France et Europe du sud d'Acquia.

Autant Drupal jouit d'une bonne notoriété en France, autant Acquia y reste encore peu connue. Quelle est son périmètre d'intervention ?
Cyril Reinhard : Elle comble un vide par rapport aux besoins des entreprises utilisatrices de Drupal ou à celles qui souhaiteraient y venir mais s'interrogent sur sa pérennité. Acquia garantit le support du corps et des modules de Drupal, elle travaille sur sa roadmap et offre également un certain nombre de services à valeur ajoutée pour réussir un projet Drupal.

Drupal enjoys rocketing growth [June 29, 2012]

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June 29, 2012, 11:53 AM — While Red Hat remains the poster child for open source success stories, at least in the eyes of the business world, Drupal vendor Acquia has quietly been enjoying phenomenal growth and accolades of its own.

The Burlington, MA-based startup has hired over 50 new employees since the start of the year, and plans to hire at least 50 more in the third quarter alone, according to a tweet from CTO and co-founder Dries Buytaert this morning.

The Drupal content management system is one of the most popular CMS in the world today and, like competing platforms Joomla! and WordPress, is open source. Acquia is the commercial vendor of Drupal, which Buytaert co-founded in 2007.

In the ensuing four years, Acquia has picked up $38.5 million in venture cap funding and has well over 2,000 customers. Not only does Acquia provide the usual sort of support for Drupal deployments, but it also hosts websites on its Drupal Gardens service, and provides elastic Managed Cloud hosting services.

Meanwhile, the Drupal community has done spectacularly well, too. The non-profit Drupal Association, started in 2006, has become one of the largest open source communities in the world.

"We have supported the Drupal community in its exponential growth from 70,000 members to over 800,000 and from 700 committers to over 18,000. And we are just getting started," Buytaert wrote in a blog entry this week.

Acquia Achieves SSAE 16: Does It Really Matter [June 26, 2012]

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Acquia Achieves SSAE 16: Does It Really Matter

Acquia, which provides enterprise products and services for open source content management system (CMS) Drupal, has become one of the latest cloud vendors to complete SSAE 16 (SOC1) certification. The certification signals that a company has controls and procedures to secure and control content hosted on its platform. Are industry certifications like SSAE 16 enough to attract enterprises away from private cloud implementations?

Acquia Completes SSAE 16 Examination [June 26, 2012]

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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Acquia Completes SSAE 16 Examination

Acquia, the enterprise guide to open-source content management system Drupal, announced that it has recently completed and obtained a service auditor's review for the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16.

SSAE 16, which replaces the previous SAS70 auditing standard, is a regulatory standard issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A critical component in achieving SSAE 16 compliance is an organization's ability to reduce risk and provide clients with controlled security measures.

Drupal's popularity growing in government [June 22, 2012]

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Friday, June 22, 2012
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Government Computer News

Drupal is one of the more popular open-source content management systems used by the federal government. Just how popular the software is in the public sector was outlined by an infographic recently released by Aquia.

Drupal is used throughout the federal government, said Jessica Richmond, Acquia’s senior director of government professional services. According to Acquia, 24 percent of all .gov websites use Drupal. The software is an important part of the Digital Government strategy, which is using it to help consolidate multiple platforms and websites, she said.

L’expert du monde Drupal Acquia arrive en France [June 22, 2012]

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Silicon.fr

L’expert du monde Drupal Acquia arrive en France

Acquia est une société spécialisée dans la technologie Drupal. Elle a récemment (le 25 mai 2012) ouvert des bureaux en France. L’occasion de faire le point sur la société et son activité, avec Cyril Reinhard, directeur régional France, Suisse et Europe du sud d’Acquia.

Il nous dresse tout d’abord le portrait de la société : elle est apparue fin 2007, sous l’impulsion de Dries Buytaert, créateur et responsable du projet Drupal. Aujourd’hui, elle emploie plus de 220 personnes, dont 150 contribuent directement au CMS open source. 100 recrutements sont prévus cette année, nous confie Cyril Reinhard.

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The 50 Most Powerful People In Enterprise Tech [June 22, 2012]

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Friday, June 22, 2012
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Dries Buytaert, creator of Drupal, co-founder and CTO, Acquia.

Buytaert is the man who created one of the world's most popular content management systems, Drupal. What started as a little project he wrote in his dorm turned into software that powers a million websites including the White House, NASA and Twitter.

Why companies must adopt the open source way [June 21, 2012]

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Thursday, June 21, 2012
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BBC News

Every day I see examples of both large and small, public and private sector, organisations turning to open source technologies to support their business goals and deliver better customer experiences.

Open source's potential for delivering significant savings to the bottom line, resulting from the lack of software licence fees, has become recognised by organisations around the globe and validated by independent research.

Implementations of open source projects can also now be found in a wide range of organisations, from Nasa and the NYSE Euronext to the Cabinet Office and the Brit Awards.

But the lack of license fees is not the only advantage of open source.

Drupal's popularity growing in government [June 22, 2012]

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Friday, June 22, 2012
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Government Computer News

Drupal is one of the more popular open-source content management systems used by the federal government. Just how popular the software is in the public sector was outlined by an infographic recently released by Aquia.

Drupal is used throughout the federal government, said Jessica Richmond, Acquia’s senior director of government professional services. According to Acquia, 24 percent of all .gov websites use Drupal. The software is an important part of the Digital Government strategy, which is using it to help consolidate multiple platforms and websites, she said.

London lures Canadian tech startups with tax incentives, grants [June 18, 2012]

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Monday, June 18, 2012
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Financial Post

The promise of billion-dollar exits and splashy stock offerings have long lured tech entrepreneurs to the southern San Francisco Bay area and prompted other metropolitan areas to try to create their own innovation-based sectors.

Tech City in east London, England, is one such example and some Canadian startups looking to tap into larger markets are bypassing the original Valley and instead heading east across the Atlantic.

Hossein Rahnama, founder and chief executive of Flybits based out of Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) in Toronto, said he decided to set up a second office in London because it was similar to the company’s home city in many ways.

More developers are using Drupal than the next three highest scoring CMS platforms combined [June 20, 2012]

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Proprietary software solutions are facing a long-term decline as developers and IT executives look towards open source solutions, according to a new survey by Acquia and .net magazine.

The survey, which quizzed nearly 3000 developers from all over the world on a wide range of web design and development trends, revealed that 83% of respondents preferred using open source instead of traditional proprietary software.

The survey results indicate that open source adoption is continuing to increase due to web developers’ preference for using tools that have a strong online community, readily available add-ons and are cost effective and easy to use.

Final Card Details For Sunday's ROH "Best in the World" iPPV [June 18, 2012]

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Monday, June 18, 2012
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Wrestle Zone

This Sunday June 24th, Ring of Honor Wrestling presents “Best in the World 2012: Hostage Crisis” live on iPPV!! Featuring the rematch between “Wrestling’s Worst Nightmare” Kevin Steen & Davey Richards for the ROH World Title, the iPPV broadcast will be made available for purchase later this week!

In order to provide our fans with the best iPPV experience possible, we have entered into a contract with Acquia, one of the most reputable Drupal Hosting and Performance companies, to resolve web performance issues and to migrate to their scalable hosting solution. A great deal of our resources are being employed to make sure this migration goes smoothly during the week and that all issues are resolved prior to Sunday afternoon’s iPPV broadcast. To help with any issues that may occur during the course of the event, we will also have an engineer on-hand to scale hardware resources or resolve any bottlenecks on the fly. Please bear with us this week, as we may need to take down rohwrestling.com for as 12-36 hours around Wednesday/Thursday to complete the migration successfully.

Acquia Goes Big in Boston [June 13, 2012]

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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Acquia Goes Big in Boston

With the backing he received from American venture capital investors in 2007, Antwerp resident Dries Buytaert (33) established in Boston Acquia, a company that offers Drupal content management services, software developed by Buytaert himself and used by webmasters to build and manage their websites. The software is free and hundreds of thousands of developers around the globe are constantly working on improving the programme. Acquia does not build websites, but assists businesses with the maintenance, monitoring and safeguarding of their websites.

Why I had it all wrong about Boston's high-tech scene [June 15, 2012]

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Friday, June 15, 2012
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- I'm at a crowded tech schmoozefest, and Tim Rowe, the pied piper of local startups, is giving me a serious talking-to about my blase attitude toward the local tech industry.

"I'd like you to think about what you're saying and look at the facts," Rowe says with growing intensity. "I think you're going to see your perception and the facts don't add up."

No startup culture? Look around here in the Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall Square, ground zero for New England startups, Rowe says. There are about seven floors filled with nearly 450 startups and offices for two major venture capital firms, Charles River Ventures and Highland Partners. And there's more academic research and development spending in Cambridge than any other part of the country, including the San Francisco Bay Area.
It's true. About $4 billion annually just in Cambridge versus $1.3 billion in the Bay Area, according to the National Science Foundation. And that stuff in the college labs, we all know, often leads to game-changing companies like Google.

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