Acquia Coverage

The road to a successful open source project: Learning lessons from Drupal [Jan 10, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
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TechWorld

Drupal's lead programmer, Dries Buytaert, on building an open source community and creating the right kind of developer culture

13 Local Startups That Are Looking for Student Interns Right Now [Jan 6, 2012]

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Friday, January 6, 2012
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BostInnovation

BostInnovation highlights the Acquia U program, as well as Acquia internship opportunities, in its search for Boston startups hiring student interns.

Drupal Business Summit Brings the Power of Open Source to San Diego [Jan 6, 2012]

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Friday, January 6, 2012
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PR Web

The social business revolution has already begun. In today’s highly interactive business landscape, Drupal —a powerful open-source, enterprise level web infrastructure—empowers companies to harness the Internet’s social strength to deliver real business value. On January 26 the power of Drupal will come to San Diego and the Southern California business community.

Leaders in the Drupal community invite executive technophiles and IT leaders to join them for the Drupal Business Summit San Diego, a one-day event for high-level decision makers designed to quickly explain the fast-growing Drupal technology and the benefits it can have on their organizations.

A cornucopia of different companies have already implemented Drupal to create communities, get closer with their customers and employees, and improve top-and-bottom line ROI.

“Drupal is a robust enterprise-grade platform that has powered some of the busiest and most expansive websites in the world,” explains Ron Huber, president of San Diego-based Achieve Internet, a leading Drupal technology company. “Its flexibility as an open-source technology can save companies serious money while delivering the performance they need. We hope the Drupal Business Summit will help enlighten the San Diego and Southern California business communities of that potential.”

Read full article at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/1/prweb9082565.htm

Drupal 8 goals emerge [Jan 4, 2012]

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Fierce Content Management

In an interview with CIO.com, Dries Buytaert, who is the original developer of Drupal and the CTO at Acquia, outlined his major goals for the next version of Drupal.

Dries' vision for Drupal 8 [Jan 4, 2012]

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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ComputerWorld

Buytaert is yet to determine a release date for the Drupal 8, but already he has flagged some plans for what should be addressed in the next version. Buytaert divides these ideas into four main points.

Tips for Acquia Hosting Development [Jan 3, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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Appnovation.com

Brandon Tate of Appnovation writes, "Here at Appnovation, we frequently use the Acquia hosting platform for our clients. The Dev Cloud and Managed Cloud are impressive platforms that fit well for many Drupal sites being built today. I’ve listed some items below that have helped with the overall build quality and ease of use for these platforms."

Misplaced priorities hampering UK government uptake of open source [Jan 3, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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Opensource.com

Government agencies and departments in the UK are beginning to focus on the real value propositions offered by open source. Acquia's Manager of Community Affairs, Jeffrey "jam" McGuire, discusses all this and more in his guest blog on OpenSource.com.

Open Source: Time For Government To Practise What It Preaches [Jan 2,2012]

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Monday, January 2, 2012
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Business Computing World

Open source projects have long been at a disadvantage in the public sector in comparison to solutions offered by long-established proprietary software vendors. This issue was underlined in a recent interview1 with Robin Pape, chief information officer for the Home Office, who identified the cultural barriers standing in the way of IT chiefs considering utilising the advantages of open source.

But with budget cuts looming and economic constraints, isn’t it time that the Government looked towards cost effective open source solutions to make those much needed savings?

For dedicated open source developers, there is light at the end of the tunnel. With the launch of the Government’s open source toolkit to enable the assessment of projects, departments are required to ensure that open source options are considered alongside traditional solutions for every IT investment.

Added to this, the well documented catalogue of pricey vendor lock-in stories, costing billions of pounds, are a catalyst to public sector departments looking elsewhere for the best IT deals. In this context, it’s surprising then that the overall UK Government approach to open source solutions has been rather lax, especially in view of the potentially vast cost-savings it can create.

This landmark launch of the open source toolkit firmly cements the developer communities’ reputation as a reliable and – more importantly – cost efficient alternative to proprietary software, yet there are few examples of the toolkit being readily put into action.

Other European countries and the US have already made great strides in engaging with the open source community in delivering innovative new solutions to cuts costs and improve public services online.

The Netherlands and France have successfully embraced open source to deliver greater value through collaboration and efficiency to the taxpayer. Whilst in the US, open source communities, such as Drupal, run a large amount of government sites safely and securely as the approved and standardised platform.

There is evidence that the UK Government also recognises advantages of open source go beyond simple cost-savings. The Cabinet Office has documented the benefits of open source through the commissioning of joint research2 with the London School of Economics into the total cost of ownership of open source software.

A key finding of the two year study, examining members from the community of firms offering support services to public bodies, is that many early adopters of open source applications in the public sector also experience reduced vendor lock-in as a key benefit and argument for open-source adoption.

Interestingly, the report also suggests that the adoption of open source helps foster a culture of innovation and empowerment once local authorities are more accepting of mistakes that can be identified and rectified quickly by hand-on access to code and configurations.

It seems only right that in a time when budgets are being slashed, the Government recognises its own open source guidance. The philosophy of working with a willing community for the greater good underpins the values of the Government’s own Big Society agenda, so it seems about time this is put into firm practise, and the communities are allowed to deliver faster and more efficient solutions for users in a public and collaborative manner.

It Can Be a Multi-billion Dollar Industry: Dries Buytaert on Drupal Businesses, Drupal 8… [Dec 24, 2011]

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Saturday, December 24, 2011
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LINUX For You

Dries Buytaert, the creator and project lead of Drupal, recently visited India. LINUX For You caught up with him to understand his plans on expanding Drupal’s reach in India, what we can expect from Drupal 8, about Drupal “Shops” and the business model, and obviously Open Source, et al.

The CRM Watchlist 2012 Finalists: One More Step [Dec 22, 2011]

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Thursday, December 22, 2011
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ZD Net

Acquia named a finalist in the CRM Watchlist 2012, an impact award that are poised to have a significant impact in some way in 2012.

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"We invested a lot in cleaning up our APIs" [Dec 9, 2011]

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Friday, December 9, 2011
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Devworx

Dries Buyteart, creator of Drupal, in an exclusive chat with devworks, on the underlying philosophy, and Drupal 8.

Open source, closed deals: Acquia to near $36M in sales in '12 [Dec 6, 2011]

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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Boston Business Journal

Burlington’s Acquia, a provider of services for users of open-source Drupal web content management, is expecting see its fast-paced growth continue through next year.

Acquia Ads New Components to the Acquia Network for Drupal Users [Dec 1, 2011]

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
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the app gap

I have covered Acquia several times on this blog (for example, see Acquia Provides Drupal Commons to Support Open Source Enterprise Collaboration and Acquia Grows with Drupal and Introduces Drupal Gardens). It provides support, services, and enhancements to make your Drupal experience more productive. Recently, I spoke with Bryan House, VP of Marketing, about their latest moves.

Readdressing the Public Sector’s Sourcing Strategy [Dec 1, 2011]

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
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SourcingFocus.com

Jim Shaw, General Manager Europe at Acquia, says it's easy to see why IT managers are seeking alternative approaches to traditional procurement programs.

Acquia, Box, Domo, HubSpot Make Forbes Promising Companies List [Dec 1, 2011]

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
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CMS Wire

Forbes released its list of America's 100 most promising companies, which includes familiar names such as HubSpot, Box, Acquia and Domo.

uTest Partners with Acquia to Provide Load Testing Services to Web Developers [Dec 1, 2011]

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
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TMC Net

uTest, a provider of in-the-wild software testing services, announced that it will provide Web developers with an end-to-end suite of load testing services for building new and improved websites and to enhance the website user experience through its partnership with Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal.

Where is Drupal Heading? [Nov 30, 2011]

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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PC Quest

The famous CMS platform doesn't need an introduction to web administrators, but where is it heading, and how does it compare with other well-known CMS platforms like Joomla! and WordPress? We spoke to the creator of Drupal in person to find out.

Appnovation Technologies Achieves Enterprise Level Partner Status with Acquia [Nov 30, 2011]

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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PR Web

Enterprise guide to Drupal awards higher partnership level to Vancouver based IT services company

Drupal, Cajun Style [Nov 30, 2011]

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Network World

As I wrote earlier this week, few markets have such a rich selection of quality open source products as does the content management systems (CMS) space. One of the leaders in the open source CMS market is Drupal. In fact this blog post is written on a Drupal system. Down in the Big Easy on December 8th and 9th there will be a Drupal conference called Drupal on the Bayou.

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