Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 07:38
I was recently struck by a story told to me by Tom Bogan, one of Acquia's board members and the board chairman at Citrix. Citrix has risen to become one of the most successful technology companies in the world. Tom says that the key to Citrix long
Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 13:01
Last week, I came across an article on ZDNet entitled "Australian government can't recruit fast enough for open source". Drupal is having so much success in Australia that they can't hire fast enough to staff all the projects. Most interesting to me
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 08:12
The Marketing Cloud. A one-stop-shop for CMOs. Everything you need to create, manage, and execute marketing campaigns. Web. Social. Email. Mobile. Analytics. Targeting. From a single vendor. All in one easy-to-buy package.
Adobe’s got one: “Adobe
Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 13:41
Last week, Gartner unveiled the 2013 edition of its yearly Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management. Gartner Magic Quadrants are evaluations of vendors in a specific market. As a refresher, Gartner looks at WCM vendors against two sets of criteria
Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 14:30
Since joining Acquia, I’ve been taking a close look at opportunities where Drupal is competing against proprietary content management systems, often Adobe CQ (aka Experience Manager) and sometimes Sitecore.
While Acquia competes with Adobe and
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 - 11:10
Today, Forrester Research released the Q3 2013 Forrester Wave: Social Depth Platforms. Acquia’s Drupal Commons was identified as a Leader in the Wave, alongside Social Business Software stalwarts like Jive Software. It’s the first time Acquia has
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 10:31
I’m an unashamed Apple fanboy. I’ll resist the temptation to #humblebrag about all the Apple gear I’ve owned through the years. I worship at the altar of the late Steve Jobs, who while flawed, has inspired me through his relentless passion and
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 11:16
For the past two months, we’ve been working on a new community for Acquia customers, developers, and partners. Today we’re opening up the community to a bigger audience, and that includes you!
We know that many of our customers and partners are
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 - 12:03
It’s been a couple of weeks since I came back from my first DrupalCon. It was a whirlwind event full of sessions, customer meetings, and yes – a few parties. There were over 3,300 attendees at DrupalCon, and we had over 700 of them at our Acquia
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:18
Back in 2011, Jive Software rolled out a marketing campaign “A New Way to Business”, a message designed to evangelize the growing importance of being a social business. I loved this campaign because it clearly laid out the case for social
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 15:50
Yesterday at DrupalCon I saw Karen McGrane speak for the first time. Karen is a respected content strategist and frequent keynote speaker. She's fantastic, and I was thrilled to see her speak live for the first time.
The main point made during
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 18:13
Today was the official start of my first DrupalCon. As a newbie, it was a fun experience to see 3,300 Drupalists all in one room, anxious to hear from Dries, the original developer of Drupal.
Here are some of my thoughts from today’s keynote:
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:31
Hello from Portland!
Today is the start of my first DrupalCon. Acquia is a Diamond sponsor, and we've got a huge presence at the show.
1) Dries' keynote. I've watched his keynotes in previous years before joining Acquia. Dries just a great job
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2013 - 17:09
At today’s Adobe Max Conference, Adobe announced that they would stop selling traditional shrink-wrap licenses of Adobe Creative Suite products – Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, etc. Now it’s all about the Creative Cloud and its subscription-
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 - 08:59
Last week, IBM announced disappointing earnings, which caused the biggest decline for IBM shares in eight years. IBM lost $19 billion in market value. IBM’s drop follows Oracle, who also reported disappointing earnings in its last quarter.
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013 - 10:51
Today is a big milestone for Acquia, as we were placed in the 2013 Forrester Wave for Web Content Management for Digital Customer Experience. Acquia was named a Contender, and the only open source representative. Placement in the Forrester Wave
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 13:14
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Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 17:15
Today we had a bit of an embarrassing situation when one of our business development reps accidentally emailed Matt Mullenweg, the creator of Wordpress, with an offer to switch to Drupal. Matt posted the email on his personal blog, and it’s
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 - 08:31
Crossposted from Technology for Marketing and Advertising 2013
Your current content management system is probably old. Maybe even ancient. Many companies are still using first or second-generation CMS products built prior to the “dot com”
Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 08:55
Ethan Marcotte wrote the book (literally) on responsive design in 2010. Ethan wrote that:
The control which designers know in the print medium, and often desire in the web medium, is simply a function of the limitation of the printed page. We