Acquia Coverage

New Report: Crafting a Comprehensive Digital Government Strategy [March 27, 2013]

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GovLoop

Excerpt of Executive Summary | View Online Below or Download PDF
Throughout the ages, technology has played an essential role for government to craft a better society for citizens. In the Roman Empire, the aqueducts revolutionized services provided to Roman citizens. Leveraging gravity alone, the Romans were able to transform communities, providing water to distant cities and towns, and create an engineering marvel that would lead to years of economic dominance and influence society for years to come.

Report Highlights

  • Report covers a recent survey from GovLoop community on how agencies are moving to digital solutions to meet increasing demands from citizens
  • Insights based on interviews with government leaders and experts from our industry partners
  • Special section: 6 Ways Emerging Technology is Facilitating Digital Government

Why You Need a Chief Digital Officer [March 27, 2013]

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The Wall Street Journal

By Tom Erickson, Acquia CEO

The chief digital officer, a relatively recent addition to the C-Suite, is already making his influence felt on today’s technological landscape and, by extension, everyday living. Companies that have yet to hire a CDO, but who regard a great digital customer experience as core to the business, should consider making room for one.

From morning coffee (Starbucks Corp. has a chief digital officer) to the evening panel discussion at the local university (Harvard University has one as well), there’s now a CDO considering the digital implications of experiences that you might not expect. Going through Times Square, I’m reminded that NYC now has its own chief digital officer, that there’s a CDO at the nearby CVS Caremark Corp., and a CDO at the New York Stock Exchange.

It’s fairly easy to pinpoint the trickle-down difference at this everyday level, compared to the days prior the appearance of the chief digital officer. Whether you’re Whole Foods Market Inc. or Warner Music, you now likely have somebody — even if he or she doesn’t have a CDO title — with full responsibility for how technology frames the customer experience. It’s at this personal interaction level where the CDO’s impact is most keenly felt.

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Bentley University Shares Drupal Lessons [March 25, 2013]

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Information Week

Drupal is one of the most popular Web content management systems in higher education, but that doesn't mean every university uses it effectively.
Scott Lozier, a senior Web developer at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass., says the open source CMS was already in use there when he arrived about a year and a half ago, but it was being used in a scattered way.

Acquia builds Australian team to assist Drupal deployments [March 26, 2013]

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Geek Zone

Acquia has announced four key appointments to strengthen the team in their new Australian office and support the Acquia Cloud, an scalable hosting environment for Drupal deployments.

The company helps enterprises to create extraordinary web experiences based on Drupal, the open source platform that integrates content, community and commerce. Offering a variety of SaaS solutions specifically designed for Drupal, Acquia gives global organizations the unparalleled ability to rapidly deploy and manage multichannel content across web and mobile devices.

Acquia boosts local presence [March 26, 2013]

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ARN

Open source software company, Acquia, has made some new hires to boost its local presence and Cloud offering.

David Peterson has joined as senior Drupal advisor. He has worked on many Drupal sites, including the ABC’s Hungry Beat and digital radio properties. He will be tasked with sharing his knowledge in the local Drupal community, offering training, encouraging local meetings and assisting partners with tenders, architectural issues and customer engagements.

Mollom Releases New Content Moderation Platform [March 26, 2013]

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CMS Critic

Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal and the developers of Mollom, just announced the release of its new content moderation platform. Mollum is a Content Moderation Platform service that analyzes content quality on a website and filters out spam or inappropriate messages. Content moderation is a challenging and time-consuming job, but Mollom’s advanced solution makes the task quick and easy.

According to one of the developers, Dries Buytaert (of Drupal fame), “I feel like we’ve secured our place as the leading enterprise-ready content moderation system.” The new rollout is the climax to two years of development, 600 beta testers, and millions of filtered comments.

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.

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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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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Sys-Con

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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Internet News

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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Lowell Sun

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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CMS Wire

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."

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