Acquia Coverage

Drupal 8: Re-architecting for world domination [Mar 11, 2013]

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Computer World

Drupal 8 will be the open-source project's "boldest release to date", according to Drupal's creator, Dries Buytaert. The new version of Drupal is due at the end of the year or "whenever it's ready" and includes significant behind-the-scenes changes, such as the incorporation of elements of the Symfony2 Web framework.

Buytaert, who is also the founder of Drupal services firm Acquia, has ambitious goals for Drupal, as it continues to shift away from purely a content management system towards a unified Web platform that organisations can standardise on to build Web-based services, for both internal and customer-focussed sites.

Government web consolidation opens opportunities to Drupal community [March 11, 2013]

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Ottawa Business Journal

There are currently more than 1,500 Government of Canada-owned URLS, according to an e-mailed statement from Matthew Conway, a spokesperson for Treasury Board president Tony Clement.

Officials want to reduce that to six or fewer websites as part of a broader modernization effort aimed at making it easier for citizens to digitally navigate their way through federal services.

At the same time, Mr. Conway said the government intends to consolidate and standardize the many platforms and tools used to support the federal government’s vast web presence.

Drupal Association to focus on governance, D8 launch [Feb 19, 2013]

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Computerworld Australia

Holly Ross joined the Drupal Association on 1 February as its executive director. Techworld Australia caught up with Ross at DrupalCon Sydney seven days into her new role to chat about her background and the top priorities for the DA in 2013.

Prior to joining the DA, Ross was the executive director of the US-based Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). "Our mission was to help non-profits use technology to meet their own missions," Ross said. NTEN's work focuses on two key areas, Ross said: training and education, and community building.

"That community building role was really the heart of [my] work. But it was really broad — so we talked about telephony and security and databases and social media and websites. It was really easy to stay focussed on the trends in each of those areas and not necessarily always have to know the minutiae. Obviously this community [Drupal] goes a lot deeper, so that'll be an interesting transition."

Acquia's Angela Byron Among "Top 5 Women in the Data Center Industry 2013" [Mar 8, 2013]

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Colocation America

Los Angeles, Calif. – International Women's Day, Colocation America announced their Second Annual "Top 5 Women in the Data Center Industry 2013." After researching numerous candidates, Colocation America named Meg Whitman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Hewlett-Packard, Joanne Olsen, Senior Vice president of NAS Applications and Cloud Services for Oracle Corporation, Lynn LeBlanc, CEO and Founder for HotLink Corporation, Kathy Warden, Corporate Vice President and President Information Systems sector for Northrop Grumman, and Angela Byron, Director of Community Development for Acquia Inc as the most influential women in the data center industry of 2013.

"We've received numerous amounts of gratitude on last year's list and we knew that we had another opportunity to show our appreciation this year", says Shawn Ahdoot, marketing director of Colocation America. "These women have paved the way in our industry and will not be forgotten, but to be remembered by the young and inspired minds of today. We only hope that their stories of success can be duplicated by the next generation of the inspired," Ahdoot adds.

These women join last year's 2012 list of powerful women that are making a difference in the industry. In order to expand and promote more women, Colocation America added the "honorable mentions" list in which readers can comment and suggest the women in technology that have and continued to inspire them.

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DrupalCon Sydney: Looking beyond content management [Feb 7, 2013]

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Computerworld Australia

Drupal creator Dries Buytaert sees opportunity for the open-source project to challenge proprietary systems in the WEM space

Drupal 8 will continue the open source project’s move beyond being purely a content management platform, Drupal’s creator, Dries Buytaert, told the inaugural DrupalCon Sydney, held in Coogee.

The next version of Drupal, Drupal 8, is due to enter feature freeze on 18 February, followed by a code freeze on July 1. Drupal 8 will be released at the end of the year or “whenever it’s ready”, Buytaert said. So far more than 4700 patches have been submitted for Drupal 8, by more than 1000 contributors, he said.

Highlights of the next version include better mobile support, including responsive design to adapt sites for display on devices with different form factors, improved configuration management to make it more attractive for larger, more complex sites, and better integration with third-party services.

“People are excited about the direction we are going in for a number of different reasons. But even despite the fact that Drupal 8 looks very promising, I do believe we have a long way to go,” Buytaert said.

Drupal currently runs 2 per cent of the world’s websites, Buytaert said, but there’s no reason the community shouldn’t aim for it to run 10 per cent of them. Drupal’s creator cited Linux and Firefox as examples of open source projects with significant market share.

Acquia Releases Drupal Commons 3.0, Customer Community Building at the Center [February 27, 2013]

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CMS Wire

Open source digital services provider Acquia has released Drupal Commons 3.0 to help with the creation and management of customer communities and social-driven applications.

Acquia's most recent focus has been on expanding their global presence with US $30 million in funding that was used to further sales and marketing in Europe and Asia Pacific and by bringing its Drupal hosting provider to Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

With Drupal Commons 3.0 the company aims to build on a previous release, the Open WEM initiative for digital marketers by offering clients a Drupal powered, open sourced, social business tool that brings together content, community and commerce platforms.

Cloudwords and Acquia Partner to Deliver New Integration for Multilingual Drupal Websites [February 27, 2013]

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 -- Cloudwords, the first cloud-based translation management application, today announced the launch of Cloudwords for Drupal, a first of its kind integration with a translation management platform for the world's largest open source content management system (CMS). Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, is a key partner in bringing this module to organizations using Drupal with an integration and automation capability that has not previously been available. Today's announcement marks a first for the translation management industry, as Cloudwords will be the first translation management platform to offer pre-packaged integration with Drupal 7.

Software firm Acquia has code for fast growth [Dec 21, 2012]

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Biz Journals

As more companies grow dissatisfied with older options for managing web content, a number are turning to open source software Drupal for digital publishing.

That trend in turn has provided a big boost for Acquia Inc., making the Burlington-based provider of support for Drupal applications one of the fastest growing tech companies in the country.

Acquia officials say the company’s revenue is going to roughly double this year, compared to the nearly $22 million the firm took in last year. The company is on a hiring spree to keep up with all the new clients, with expectations to add another ...

Acquia to open Portland tech center, add 20 jobs [Dec 18, 2012]

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Biz Journals

A Boston company with a fresh round of venture capital is tapping into Portland’s open source software expertise to make the city home to a new technical center.

Burlington, Mass.-based Acquia on Tuesday is announcing plans to expand its 10-person Portland office by as many as 20 people as it moves to a new 3,500-square-foot office in Old Town/Chinatown.

Acquia, which makes tools used by enterprise-level developers using the open-source Drupal Web publishing platform, ranked No. 8 this year on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing companies, with 2011 revenue of $21.8 million.

Why Drupal Appeals to Both Left Brained and Right Brained Organizations [Dec 17, 2012]

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Genuine Interative

Do you consider yourself left-brained or right-brained? We asked a neuroscientist what he thought of the left and right brain concept. We also asked executives from Acquia, Drupal, Imprivata, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston what drives them to choose Drupal over another open-sourced CMS.

Watch as Genuine Interactive, in partnership with Acquia, explores the nearly endless applications of Drupal and the wide range of business needs it suits.

HubSpot, Eliassen, Acquia make Inc.'s fastest-hiring list [Dec 13, 2012]

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Biz Journals

Inc. has released its inaugural list of "Hire Power" honorees — companies which added jobs at a brisk pace from 2008 to 2011 — and the top 10 on the Massachusetts list are largely tech or tech-related firms.
Coming in at No. 1 in Massachusetts was Cambridge marketing software firm HubSpot, which created 262 jobs during those years, and ranked at No. 87 for the U.S. as a whole on the Inc. list.

Acquia flies flag for Drupal downunder [Dec 10, 2012]

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Tech World

Acquia has set its sights on accelerating adoption of the open source Drupal content management system by large organisations. The company, which was founded by the CMS's creator, Dries Buytaert, opened a Sydney office last month and plans on expanding its sales and business development operations in Australia.

Australia is already home to elements of Acquia's tri-continental 24/7 support setup, and the company's Asia Pacific regional director, Chris Harrop, said he plans to boost the company's local headcount to about 15 over the next 12 months, bringing on board field sales and business development staff in Sydney.

Meet Boston business' Movember mustache men (slide show) [Nov 30, 2012]

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Biz Journals

There's the hulihee, the chin curtain, the Zappa and the French fork. These are not names you're likely to hear at work – unless you work in a barber shop, or it's Movember in Boston.

Restaurants downtown were packed last night with men in mustaches, as the Movember Foundation celebrated its Boston gala. I was at Jacob Wirth's and it looked like it must have back in 1982. Or 1892.

Read more: Meet Boston businesses' Movember men (slide show)

Open Source Startup Acquia Raises $30 Million in New Funding [Nov 30, 2012]

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Acquia, the lead commercial sponsor behind Drupal, this week announced its latest round of venture financing. The new E round, worth $30 million, will help the company grow its suite of services and its global footprint for delivering a full-featured CMS.

Acquia has raised $68.5 million in funding since the company was created in 2008. Acquia's first round of financing brought in $7 million and included North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. The new round adds Investor Growth Capital, Goldman Sachs and Accolade Partners as investors in the open source startup.

Burlington startup raises $30M [Dec 2, 2012]

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BURLINGTON -- Acquia, an open-source software startup, announced last week that it has raised $30 million in new funding to expand its business.

CEO Tom Erickson told Mass High-Tech that the funding round is likely to be the company's last before going public. It was led by new investor Growth Capital and included participation from Goldman Sachs, also a new investor, Acquia officials said in a press release.

Other investors include returnees Accolade Partners, North Bridge Partners, Sigma Partners and Tenaya Capital.

Five-year-old Acquia helps more than 2,500 business customers manage, maintain and monitor their websites using Drupal.

Acquia Snags US$ 30 Million Financing Round, Directs Focus on Europe, APAC [Nov 29, 2012]

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Acquia, which provides products and services in support of the open source web experience management platform Drupal, has completed a US$ 30 million financing round. The company said the financing will be used to push sales and marketing — particularly in Europe and Asia Pacific.

The latest cash infusion brings the company's investment total to US$ 68.5 million. The most recent round was led by Investor Growth Capital, whose Jose Suarez will soon join the Board. The investors also included Goldman Sachs, Accolade Partners, and current investors, North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and Tenaya Capital.

Drupal Sponsor Acquia Brings in $68.5 Million of Funding [Nov 29, 2012]

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Enterprise Apps Today

New round of funding will help build and expand the operations of open source enterprise content management system vendor Acquia.

There is a lot of money backing the open source Drupal content management system (CMS). Acquia, the lead commercial sponsor behind Drupal, today announced its latest round of venture financing. The new E round, worth $30 million, will help the company grow its suite of services and its global footprint for delivering a full-featured CMS.

Acquia has raised $68.5 million in funding since the company was created in 2008. Acquia's first round of financing brought in $7 million and included North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. The new round adds Investor Growth Capital, Goldman Sachs and Accolade Partners as investors in the open source startup.

"It's a lot of money but we're on a big mission," Drupal founder Dries Buytaert wrote in a blog post. "We believe that Drupal is uniquely positioned to provide a single, unified platform for content, community and commerce applications."

Acquia haalt 30 miljoen dollar op [29 november 2012]

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Knack

Drupal-specialist Acquia, het bedrijf van de Belg Dries Buytaert, heeft in een zogenaamde 'Series E'-kapitaalronde nog eens de aanzienlijke som van 30 miljoen dollar opgehaald.

Acquia haalde de extra 30 miljoen dollar op bij Investor Growth Capital, Goldman Sachs, Accolade Partners en bij de bestaande investeerders North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners en Tenaya Capital. Alles samen haalde het in 2007 opgerichte bedrijf zo al 68,5 miljoen dollar op. Jose Suarez van Investor Growth Capital krijgt ook een zitje in de raad van bestuur van Acquia.

Open source software firm Acquia raises $30 mln [Nov 29, 2012]

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(Reuters) - Acquia, a U.S. startup that advises enterprises on open source content management system Drupal, said it has raised $30 million from Investor Growth Capital and other venture firms to finance its expansion.

"We are at a stage where we are seeing tremendous growth," Acquia co-founder and Drupal creator Dries Buytaert said in a telephone interview, adding the financing will enable Acquia to invest in new products, sales and marketing, and to expand in Europe and Asia.

"There seems to be a big shift from funding consumer Internet companies to enterprise Internet companies. It seems enterprise software is sexy again," Buytaert said.

Acquia Looks To 2014 IPO With New $30M Round [Nov 29, 2012]

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Forbes

Acquia, a startup that provides services on top of the open source Drupal web platform, has raised $30 million as it looks towards a 2014 initial public offering.

The round was led by Europe-based late stage private equity firm Investor Growth Capital, with new investors Goldman Sachs and Accolade Partners (which is a limited partner in venture funds), along with existing investors Northbridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and Tenaya Capital. Acquia plans to use the funding to expand sales and marketing and expand in Europe and Asia.

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