Acquia Coverage

New Relic Disrupts Application Management With Free Real User Monitoring

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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Marketwire

Today, New Relic announced the release of real user monitoring as part of its core SaaS application performance management offering. Effective immediately, all New Relic users will have free access to the new capability. Now, with over 10,000 active accounts reporting over 6 billion performance metrics per day, New Relic is the single, all-in-one performance analytics product that allows businesses to manage and monitor web application performance from the browser to the line of code.

"Web app builders and owners care about their user's experience. The fact is, speed matters. Seeing exactly what real users are experiencing in a web app or web site provides tremendous value for both platform providers and their customers. New Relic lets any company gain critical visibility into web performance with immediate time to value." - Dries Buytaert, Co-creator Drupal, CTO Acquia

Is the CMS a Difference Maker for Publishers?

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Thursday, May 12, 2011
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Like the "who are you wearing?" question tossed about at various Hollywood award shows, a good content management software is the new must-have accessory in the in online publishing world.

Inspired by content-powerhouse The Huffington Post and other Web native publishers that have championed speed, slick design and heavy story volume, and are infused with social media, a slew of traditional publishers are embracing CMS as powerful differentiator in a competitive marketplace.

“There are a few trends happening,” said Bryan House, vp, Acquia, a company that helps publishers work with the increasingly popular Drupal CMS. “People went to the Web initially with the same editorial work flow in mind. Particularly traditional publishers. They had editorial processes with six or seven step workflows, and they were very content driven. They weren’t thinking about engagement.”

“Now,” continued House, “They are seeing the TechCrunches of the world with commentary and social interaction baked in, and that is what is driving page views and advertising. So you are seeing this big migration away from [older CMS platforms]. They are realizing they are in the business of social publishing.”

Translate Your Drupal Site into Multiple Languages with Lingotek

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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www.readwriteweb.com

Offering your website in multiple languages is becoming increasingly important, but translating your content into another language is no easy task. But for the 2% of the world's websites that run on the open source CMS Drupal, that task just got a little easier today. Acquia, the commercial company that provides support for Drupal has struck a partnership with the collaborative translation company Lingotek which will allow the Drupal community to translate large amounts of their content.

Lingotek can be embedded directly into Drupal through a set of APIs, which will give Drupal community members access to unlimited language translations.

Military Software Developers Get Enhanced Social Network

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
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InformationWeek

Military software developers are getting a social network that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) hopes will make them more productive and boost code sharing and reuse.

As we reported earlier this week, DISA is basing the Forge.mil Community on Acquia's version of Drupal Commons, a social networking extension of the open source Drupal Web content management platform.

By choosing a social environment based on Drupal, DISA was able to customize the open source software to achieve a seamless integration between the Forge.mil community and the software collaboration environment based on SourceForge. "I don't think we could have gotten any other product as integrated as we have" with the same level of time and effort, Gahafer said.

Managing the Chaos of a Thousand Voices - How the Drupal community is scaling up its collaborative vision.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Technology Review - Published by MIT

Whitehouse.gov, along with millions of other sites on the Web, is based on Drupal—free, open-source software, built by a global community of volunteers, that enables users to build websites even if they have little to no programming skill. The project has grown steadily since Dries Buytaert founded it in 2001, and more than a thousand people participated in creating Drupal 7, which was released in January. As the community gears up for work on Drupal 8, it is working to preserve an environment that will remain friendly to collaboration now that the project has outgrown the informal systems that have served it to date.

Government agencies turn to Drupal despite procurement challenges

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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Fierce Content Management

Using open source software in the federal government is challenging, but the problem is not due to the technology. The problem lies with old procurement models and regulations that are better suited for buying file cabinets and missiles than negotiating licenses for "free" open source software.

Still, the desire within government to use open source is strong, and it's driving some to McGyver-like lengths to use what they think is best suited for the job.

Open Source Drupal In Gov: Dries and Tim Bertrand of Acquia

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Gov't 2.0 Radio

Open Source Websites in Government: Dries Buytaert and Tim Bertrand of Acquia join Gov 2.0 Radio’s Adriel Hampton and Steve Ressler for a discussion of open source software and open government. Dries, who created the popular content management system Drupal 10 years ago as a student, calls on the government community to give back to the open source community while expanding usefulness of the technology.

Acquia Invades Europe as Drupal Comes Home

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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CMS Wire

Drupal enterprise pushers Acquia make a big hire in Europe to spearhead the expansion of the company's footprint on the continent.

New Office, Old Home
Acquia is pushing open source CMS Drupal around the world to enterprises on the back of great growth in 2010. To do that they need boots on the ground and Jim Shaw is the man to lead the surge. The former Software AG and webMethods man is taking on the role of General Manager for Europe....

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Acquia’s Strategy: Drupal as the Standard Platform

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Changing Way

Acquia is a for-profit company, based on the free/open source content management system Drupal. When Acquia was founded, a little over three years ago, I remarked on its similarity to Automattic (which is based on WordPress).

Today, Acquia and Drupal founder Dries Buytaert posted about “the vision that we’ve been working towards for the last 3 years, and… how Acquia can help simplify your web strategy.” That’s based on the premise that “you” are (or are a member of) an organization with multiple websites. Since the sites differ in many ways (scale, rate of change, etc.), you find yourself with a variety of platforms.

Dries Buytaert talks Drupal and leadership in open source

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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CIO

Drupal creator and project lead, Dries Buytaert, speaks passionately about the company he began as a hobby during his college days, with the business reach of Buytaert now extending into software company Acquia and Mollom.

Computerworld Australia caught up with Buytaert while he was in Australia for the first DrupalDownunder 2011 conference held last month in Brisbane, with the developer addressing claims that Drupal is a complex content management system (CMS) that becomes unmanageable once it is customised.

“At the end of the day, a content management system like Drupal is a complex tool," he said. "Building a complex website is not necessarily easy. It’s not a magical tool that will automatically build your website for you; it still needs some tweaking and some learning.”

Drupal's Dries Buytaert makes call for developers

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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CIO

A passion for PHP, as well as a strong developer community, has been vital to Drupal’s success, founder Dries Buytaert said.

Speaking to Computerworld Australia, Buytaert said Drupal’s growth can be partly attributed to the fact that the open source content management system (CMS) is written in PHP.

“I think one of the reasons Drupal grew and is one of the dominant systems on the Web is because it’s written in PHP,” he said. “The reason is that PHP is very accessible, it’s very easy for developers to open the code and make any changes.”

While Buytaert has no regrets writing Drupal in PHP, he said the company’s growth has resulted in an increased need for PHP developers.

10 Websites to Watch in 2011

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Mashable

There are more than a trillion URLs in Google’s index. Yes, that’s a one with twelve zeros after it. And Google crossed that milestone two and a half years ago. With so many sites on the web in 2011, how do you know which to pay attention to?

Drupal 7 arrives

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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InfoWorld

Drupal 7, the latest upgrade to the popular open source Web content management system, is now generally available, Drupal builders said on Wednesday.

Drupal powers millions of websites and applications, including WhiteHouse.gov and InfoWorld.com. Better usability is a primary focus of version 7, which has been in development for three years, said Drupal founder Dries Buytaert. "We contracted with some of the world's best usability experts and we paid them for work on Drupal 7 usability for six months," said Buytaert, who is chief technology officer at Acquia, which provides commercial-grade support for Drupal.

Still need a job? Learned Drupal yet?

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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cnet News

A year ago, I wrote about how those looking for work should consider learning Drupal, an open-source Web content management system. According to the project team, Drupal now powers 1 percent of all of the Web sites in the world.

6 Web Pioneers on What the Internet of the Future Will Look Like

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Mashable

Throughout 2010, I made a habit of wrapping up interviews with what I am sure was perceived as a cruelly broad question: “What do you think the future Internet will look like?”

The responses I received varied a great deal, but usually began with something along the lines of “Wow. That’s a big question.”

House websites go to Drupal

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Federal Computer Week

The House is moving its 520 websites to the Drupal open-source platform and the 93 freshmen members will get the new platform first.

Ten Companies to Watch in 2011

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Venture Fizz

Admit it... you still have the mental energy for just one more list of prediction about 2011, right? Well, we have saved the best for last.

Announcing our inaugural list of (drum roll please...) 10 Companies to Watch in 2011!

This is not an exhaustive list as there are a number of exciting companies in the Boston area, but here are ten companies that definitely have our attention.

We know you have an opinion or your own picks, so comments are welcome below!

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Open source Drupal takes Gardens path to big business

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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The Register

Open..and Shut Even as we rapidly approach a future where most software lives on the web, with acronyms like HTML5 and SaaS pointing the way, it's easy to overlook a primary building blog of yesterday's web, Drupal, and its effects on the future web. Drupal founder Dries Buytaert claims that Drupal already powers one per cent of the web. Could it do more?

Dries Buytaert Explains How Drupal Gardens SaaS Can Contribute to Semantic Web Momentum

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Semanticweb.com

Now 10,000 sites strong, Acquia’s hosted version of Drupal, Drupal Gardens, which debuted in January – is positioned not only to eliminate barriers to adoption of the open source content management system to a crowd that would rather be hands-off on the hosting, configuration, security and upgrade front. It also is positioned potentially to help push the Semantic Web ahead, bringing technologies such as RDF to the attention of a new swath of users if it successfully surfs the wave behind Drupal.

Drupal Gardens getting ready to bloom

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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CIO

Drupal Gardens, the planned cloud version of the open source Drupal content management system, went into a public beta stage Thursday, thus making it widely available for tryouts , said Drupal founder Dries Buytaert.

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