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Drupal's popularity growing in government [June 22, 2012]

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Government Computer News

Drupal is one of the more popular open-source content management systems used by the federal government. Just how popular the software is in the public sector was outlined by an infographic recently released by Aquia.

Drupal is used throughout the federal government, said Jessica Richmond, Acquia’s senior director of government professional services. According to Acquia, 24 percent of all .gov websites use Drupal. The software is an important part of the Digital Government strategy, which is using it to help consolidate multiple platforms and websites, she said.

London lures Canadian tech startups with tax incentives, grants [June 18, 2012]

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Financial Post

The promise of billion-dollar exits and splashy stock offerings have long lured tech entrepreneurs to the southern San Francisco Bay area and prompted other metropolitan areas to try to create their own innovation-based sectors.

Tech City in east London, England, is one such example and some Canadian startups looking to tap into larger markets are bypassing the original Valley and instead heading east across the Atlantic.

Hossein Rahnama, founder and chief executive of Flybits based out of Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) in Toronto, said he decided to set up a second office in London because it was similar to the company’s home city in many ways.

More developers are using Drupal than the next three highest scoring CMS platforms combined [June 20, 2012]

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Marketing Blog

Proprietary software solutions are facing a long-term decline as developers and IT executives look towards open source solutions, according to a new survey by Acquia and .net magazine.

The survey, which quizzed nearly 3000 developers from all over the world on a wide range of web design and development trends, revealed that 83% of respondents preferred using open source instead of traditional proprietary software.

The survey results indicate that open source adoption is continuing to increase due to web developers’ preference for using tools that have a strong online community, readily available add-ons and are cost effective and easy to use.

Final Card Details For Sunday's ROH "Best in the World" iPPV [June 18, 2012]

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Wrestle Zone

This Sunday June 24th, Ring of Honor Wrestling presents “Best in the World 2012: Hostage Crisis” live on iPPV!! Featuring the rematch between “Wrestling’s Worst Nightmare” Kevin Steen & Davey Richards for the ROH World Title, the iPPV broadcast will be made available for purchase later this week!

In order to provide our fans with the best iPPV experience possible, we have entered into a contract with Acquia, one of the most reputable Drupal Hosting and Performance companies, to resolve web performance issues and to migrate to their scalable hosting solution. A great deal of our resources are being employed to make sure this migration goes smoothly during the week and that all issues are resolved prior to Sunday afternoon’s iPPV broadcast. To help with any issues that may occur during the course of the event, we will also have an engineer on-hand to scale hardware resources or resolve any bottlenecks on the fly. Please bear with us this week, as we may need to take down rohwrestling.com for as 12-36 hours around Wednesday/Thursday to complete the migration successfully.

Acquia Goes Big in Boston [June 13, 2012]

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De Tijd

Acquia Goes Big in Boston

With the backing he received from American venture capital investors in 2007, Antwerp resident Dries Buytaert (33) established in Boston Acquia, a company that offers Drupal content management services, software developed by Buytaert himself and used by webmasters to build and manage their websites. The software is free and hundreds of thousands of developers around the globe are constantly working on improving the programme. Acquia does not build websites, but assists businesses with the maintenance, monitoring and safeguarding of their websites.

Why I had it all wrong about Boston's high-tech scene [June 15, 2012]

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CNet

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- I'm at a crowded tech schmoozefest, and Tim Rowe, the pied piper of local startups, is giving me a serious talking-to about my blase attitude toward the local tech industry.

"I'd like you to think about what you're saying and look at the facts," Rowe says with growing intensity. "I think you're going to see your perception and the facts don't add up."

No startup culture? Look around here in the Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall Square, ground zero for New England startups, Rowe says. There are about seven floors filled with nearly 450 startups and offices for two major venture capital firms, Charles River Ventures and Highland Partners. And there's more academic research and development spending in Cambridge than any other part of the country, including the San Francisco Bay Area.
It's true. About $4 billion annually just in Cambridge versus $1.3 billion in the Bay Area, according to the National Science Foundation. And that stuff in the college labs, we all know, often leads to game-changing companies like Google.

Maxim, Drupal, And The Hometown Hotties [June 11, 2012]

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lundi, le 11 juin 2012h
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Information Week

Moving the men's magazine website to Drupal has given Maxim's Web developers more flexibility, including the ability to add social features to online events such as voting for "hot hometown girls."

This year's Maxim Hometown Hotties get to strike a pose on maxim.com thanks to Drupal, which replaced the site's previous Java-powered content management system (CMS) in January.

Maxim's current Hometown Hotties competition, in which women from across the country submitted pictures and profiles, is one example of the most dynamic content now featured on the site, according to Michael Le Du, CTO of Alpha Media Group, the publisher of Maxim. Maxim is a leader in the new generation of men's magazines that favor lingerie over nudity, combined with content catering to other young men's interests, such as sports, gaming, gadgets, and, of course, sex advice. Maxim's most famous reader-awarded contest, the Hot 100, just released its list of the most beautiful women (oddly, including Stephen Colbert at #69), but Le Du said Hometown Hotties is a better example of a something new Maxim was able to implement more easily thanks to Drupal. The contest is not new, but this is the first time it's been hosted on maxim.com.

Acquia Video: Maxim Magazine

Insurance Technology - MetLife Brazil Picks Ci&T Application Management Services [June 7, 2012]

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jeudi, le 7 juin 2012h
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Insurance Technology

Ci&T has provided application management services to MetLife Brazil, a life insurance company, to guarantee constant availability of mission-critical applications and allow the IT team to focus directly on business-exclusive activities.

Breno Gomes, chief technology officer at MetLife Brazil, noted that application support is a big issue for many companies, and that the greatest benefit is that Ci&T offers metrics and reports with deep analysis allowing the company to identify the source of problems and resolve them quickly.

Ci&T’s expertise in application development makes it the perfect partner to not only build applications, but to manage them as well. The company’s teams employ agile methodologies and Lean principles to deliver value-generating projects for companies of all sizes, by leveraging the latest mobile, cloud and Web technologies.

To MetLife Brazil, the company’s teams deliver application management services. They also provide ongoing support for many applications within the organization, according to company officials.

Margaritas and Tacos Beneath the Bridge [May 25, 2012]

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Margaritas and Tacos Beneath the Bridge

IN THE SEATS

In the slightly damp backyard — the river birch trees were shedding — three Brooklyn co-workers from Acquia, a software firm based in Boston with a Dumbo outpost, camped out at a silver table lighted by a hurricane candle and passing patches of blue sky on a rainless Wednesday evening: Lisa Rex, 38, a software designer from Cobble Hill; Ezra Gildesgame, 25, a software engineer and product manager from South Park Slope; and Ben Jeavons, 28, a senior software engineer from Park Slope. They were in the mood to dine Mexican and alfresco. “We needed some fresh air and some fresh food,” Mr. Jeavons said.

How Elastic Load Balancing works in Amazon Web Services [May 31, 2012]

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jeudi, le 31 mai 2012h
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ZD Net

Network pain affects every IT manager.

  • Network hardware like load balancers are expensive.
  • Network design is complex, especially sprawling enterprise networks and multi-tenant ISP networks.
  • Expertise is required to keep them running.

Any company that can ease this pain is onto a good thing. Virtualizing network technology is a hot cloud topic that companies like Embrane, Nicira and Big Switch Networks are in the middle of. The next piece of virtual networking technology for me to deal with is a load balancer. Here, I talk about load balancing in general, and later I will use the AWS console to add a virtual load balancer to my new pair of Drupal instances.

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