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Drupal enjoys rocketing growth [June 29, 2012]

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IT World

June 29, 2012, 11:53 AM — While Red Hat remains the poster child for open source success stories, at least in the eyes of the business world, Drupal vendor Acquia has quietly been enjoying phenomenal growth and accolades of its own.

The Burlington, MA-based startup has hired over 50 new employees since the start of the year, and plans to hire at least 50 more in the third quarter alone, according to a tweet from CTO and co-founder Dries Buytaert this morning.

The Drupal content management system is one of the most popular CMS in the world today and, like competing platforms Joomla! and WordPress, is open source. Acquia is the commercial vendor of Drupal, which Buytaert co-founded in 2007.

In the ensuing four years, Acquia has picked up $38.5 million in venture cap funding and has well over 2,000 customers. Not only does Acquia provide the usual sort of support for Drupal deployments, but it also hosts websites on its Drupal Gardens service, and provides elastic Managed Cloud hosting services.

Meanwhile, the Drupal community has done spectacularly well, too. The non-profit Drupal Association, started in 2006, has become one of the largest open source communities in the world.

"We have supported the Drupal community in its exponential growth from 70,000 members to over 800,000 and from 700 committers to over 18,000. And we are just getting started," Buytaert wrote in a blog entry this week.

Acquia Achieves SSAE 16: Does It Really Matter [June 26, 2012]

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CMS Wire

Acquia Achieves SSAE 16: Does It Really Matter

Acquia, which provides enterprise products and services for open source content management system (CMS) Drupal, has become one of the latest cloud vendors to complete SSAE 16 (SOC1) certification. The certification signals that a company has controls and procedures to secure and control content hosted on its platform. Are industry certifications like SSAE 16 enough to attract enterprises away from private cloud implementations?

Ernst & Young Announces Acquia Co-founder and CTO Dries Buytaert is the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award winner in New England [June 26, 2012]]

BURLINGTON, MA, JUNE 26 – Ernst & Young LLP announced that Dries Buytaert, co-founder and CTO of Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in the emerging technology category in New England. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

L’expert du monde Drupal Acquia arrive en France [June 22, 2012]

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Silicon.fr

L’expert du monde Drupal Acquia arrive en France

Acquia est une société spécialisée dans la technologie Drupal. Elle a récemment (le 25 mai 2012) ouvert des bureaux en France. L’occasion de faire le point sur la société et son activité, avec Cyril Reinhard, directeur régional France, Suisse et Europe du sud d’Acquia.

Il nous dresse tout d’abord le portrait de la société : elle est apparue fin 2007, sous l’impulsion de Dries Buytaert, créateur et responsable du projet Drupal. Aujourd’hui, elle emploie plus de 220 personnes, dont 150 contribuent directement au CMS open source. 100 recrutements sont prévus cette année, nous confie Cyril Reinhard.

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

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Vrijdag, 22 juni 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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maandag, 18 juni 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.

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.

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

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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

Spark update: in-line editing in Drupal

The goal of the Spark distribution is to incubate authoring experience improvements in a Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. It was announced earlier this month, and since then we've been hard at work on initial research and design.

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