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Acquia Lands $30 Million Series E To Scale Out Its Enterprise Drupal Development Platform [Nov 29, 2012]

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Acquia, the company that makes a suite of software tools for the open source web development and content management system Drupal, has secured $30 million in a fresh new round of funding.

The round, which serves as Acquia’s Series E, was led by Investor Growth Capital with the participation of Goldman Sachs, Accolade Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners, and Tenaya Capital. This brings the total amount invested in the Massachusetts-based Acquia to $68.5 million.

Acquia, which counts Drupal creator Dries Buytaert as its co-founder and CTO, was first formed five years ago in December 2007. Since then, the company has grown to 250 employees and it is well on its way to posting around $44 million in annual revenue this year on some $60 million in bookings.

Acquia raises $30M, foresees IPO as soon as next year [Nov 29, 2012]

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Burlington-based Acquia, which provides tools for users of the open-source Drupal web publishing platform, announced Thursday it has raised $30 million in new funding to expand its business — in what CEO Tom Erickson said will likely be the company's last fundraise before it goes public.

The round was led by new backer Investor Growth Capital and included participation from new investor Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), the company said.

This year, Erickson said Acquia expects to double the $21.8 million in revenue that the company received in 2011. (The revenue results made Acquia the fastest-growing software company on the 2012 Inc. 500 list, and the eighth fastest-growing company on the list overall.)

Acquia Expands Global Footprint, in Support of Open-Source Content Platform Drupal [Nov 20, 2012]

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CMS Wire

Acquia is expanding globally in its support of the open-source web content platform, Drupal. The Burlington, Massachusetts-based company said the expansion means it is the first Drupal hosting provider offering high-performance hosting on four continents — Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

In Sydney, Australia, Acquia will open an office to cover the Asia Pacific region. The office will have staff for business development, sales, cloud operations and tech support for that region. Additionally, two new cloud deployment options will be added to Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) data centers in Singapore and Australia, in support of the company's Acquia Cloud product line.

Acquia establishes APAC HQs in Sydney [Nov 15, 2012]

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IT Wire

Open Source software company, Acquia, continues its global expansion, opening its Asia Pacific regional headquarters office in Sydney, at the same time it has extended the reach of its cloud product line by adding two new cloud deployment options in Amazon Web Services’ Singapore and newly announced Australian data centres.
Acquia Regional Director for Asia Pacific, Chris Harrop, said the opening of the Sydney office reflected the increasing demand for the open source Drupal content management system in the Asia Pacific region.

Harrop said that, in addition to sales and business development staff, the office would support Acquia’s cloud operations and technical support teams in the region, and local technical staff would ensure that global customers had 24x7 follow-the-sun support, no matter where they were located.

Acquia Opens AppNeta Application Performance Monitoring to Drupal Users [Nov 6, 2012]

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CMS Wire

Drupal cloud services provider Acquia is making the cloud-based AppNeta TraceView Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution available via the Acquia Network Marketplace, making the AppNeta solution easily accessible to Drupal developers.

AppNeta TraceView is designed to provide browser-based developer visibility into the databases and servers running Drupal applications. The solution provides real-time data visualization and analysis as well as error reports/alerts. The Drupal version of TraceView specifically targets Drupal developer concerns including comparative site performance for authenticated and anonymous end users, menu item performance (including reasons driving performance), what nodes render what pages and time spent in individual Drupal hooks.

Open source WCM solution tops user satisfaction rate [Nov 5, 2012]

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BURLINGTON, USA: Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, has announced that a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Acquia, titled "Is It Time To Consider Open Source WCM For Digital Experience?" found that open source Web Content Management (WCM) solutions have the highest satisfaction rate for creating dynamic, multichannel digital experiences.

Of those who said they were 'very satisfied' with their existing WCM solution, open source had the highest satisfaction rate (37 percent) over "homegrown" (22 percent) and proprietary solutions (8 percent).

The Forrester study, commissioned by Acquia, surveyed 160 senior business, marketing and IT decision-makers from organizations with 1,000 to more than 20,000 employees. The survey revealed that 31 percent of organizations plan on switching WCM platforms this year and 58 percent indicate that their organization has considered or is considering open source WCM.

Forrester Report Finds Enterprise Embracing Open Source WCM [Nov 1, 2012]

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Cloud services provider Acquia has commissioned a Forrester report on open source WCM, and while the results are not overwhelming, it does show more enterprise companies are employing open source systems.

Nearly 60 percent of the 160 companies surveyed said they had at least considered open source for their WCM programs. The report also found that executives who make these kind of decisions are also the ones who are least likely to be very satisfied with their choice.

Acquia takes web experience management plunge [Oct 29, 2012]

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Fierce Content Management

Acquia, the for-profit company that supports the Drupal open source web content management has announced it's entering the web experience management market. The new product is called OpenWEM and combines several tools into a web experience management solution.

Acquia says the beauty of its approach is that you can plug virtually any marketing module into the Drupal platform to achieve your web experience management goals. That could include tools like Salesforce.com, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Analytics or Marketo, or any number of other tools.

Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia, says this flexibility is key and gives marketing departments much more flexibility than traditional proprietary solutions. "Acquia's OpenWEM offers digital marketers and IT organizations a much better alternative to proprietary WEM solutions that are slow to adapt to changing business needs and keep pace with the speed of the social web," he said.

The solution itself combines Drupal Commons, its cloud-based website development tool, Media Cloud, which appears to be a digital asset management tool for marketers (still in Beta) and Badgeville functionality from the gamification vendor, which lets website designers build in gaming kinds of engagement to reward visitors for certain behaviors.

Open Web Experience Management from Acquia [Oct 30, 2012]

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Acquia has released Open Web Experience Management (OpenWEM), which has been built to help organizations create immersive digital content and campaigns, and socialize them across multiple communities and channels while leveraging the flexibility of the open Web.

Acquia has introduced several new products and tools that support OpenWEM, including:

Drupal Commons 3.0 for Drupal 7 (beta)—permits organizations to quickly create online social communities for both collaboration and content delivery; new features in Version 3.0 include a completely rebuilt user experience, deeper mobile support and bolstered analytics capabilities for enhanced moderator productivity.

5 Steps to Awesome Community: Leaders Go Social [Oct 22, 2012]

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Recently, I wrote about employees as brand ambassadors and how they can help – or hurt – an organization’s global and social brand. It depends on how well the lines between personal brand and company brand are drawn.

Once a company and leadership has the brand issue sorted out, it’s time to think more deeply about social community and the actual role of community managers.

Many of my clients have created community manager roles. In fact, my friend and colleague Tim McDonald (and several other talented, hard working people listed here - Take time to read the stories of those who are in the social trenches making this role a reality) is a living, breathing example as a Community Manager for HuffPost Live. I believe this role may be a necessity for any company which relies on the good will and contributions of many people, including those who aren’t even employees. Think of the many brands that fall in this category: Apple, TOMS Shoes, The Linux Foundation, too many tech companies to mention (ok, Canonical, local Boston area heroes Google here in Cambridge, Black Duck Software, HubSpot and Acquia) and the gazillion other consumer brands who are waking up to the power of collaborating with loosely-coupled online social communities.

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