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Announcing a Drupal-based, OpenSaaS Government Data Portal

The past few years have seen a dramatic shift among governments and other public entities toward open data initiatives. These efforts involve unlocking vast troves of data collected or generated by civic institutions and making them available for public consumption. Among the more prominent efforts are data.gov.uk in the United Kingdom and data.gov in the US.

What Users Want: Designing to Help Acquia Customers

While in the context of market research Steve Jobs once said, “It's not the consumers' job to know what they want” (NY Times). As a user experience designer, it is my job to understand what our users may want or need in Acquia’s products.

Run a Hackathon, inspire passion for Drupal

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With a beta release of Drupal 8 just around the corner, and a library of modules that need a stable port (or at least a beta release) on release day, now is the time to get your learning underway and dive in.

A brief look at this chart from the Drupal 7 development cycle makes the effect of available contrib on core uptake really clear. If we as a community can ensure contrib is ready when Drupal 8 is released, then everyone has a greater incentive to jump in!

Keeping Pace with DigitalDisruption.com

Here are some of the past week's highlights from DigitalDisruption.com, Acquia's portal for examining the impact of digital disruption.

Apple recruits top watch industry sales exec

Apple has hired one of the watch industry's top sales execs, Patrick Pruniaux, TAG Heuer's sales and retail VP. Pruniaux will be working on the iWatch and positioning it as a market leader in an ever changing and competitive wearables landscape.

Building A Great DX: Expand Your Community

A friend of mine recently celebrated a birthday at Morton’s Steakhouse.

How do I know?

I saw pictures of her personalized birthday Morton’s menu on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Turns out she didn’t even request it. The Morton’s staffer who took the reservation a few days earlier routinely asked her husband if they were celebrating a special occasion.

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Keeping Pace with DigitalDisruption.com

Here are some of the past week's highlights from DigitalDisruption.com, Acquia's portal for examining the impact of digital disruption.

Bloomberg Leveraging Apple TV, Amazon Fire to Build Global Brand

Support Help Center Replaces Email Submission for New Tickets

As of Tuesday, 1 July 2014, we will stop accepting new support requests by email and will direct all customers to submit requests via the Support Help Center web interface. We will continue to support email as a convenient channel for customers to update all currently open and future support tickets.

Keeping Pace with DigitalDisruption.com

Here are some of the past week's highlights from DigitalDisruption.com, Acquia's portal for examining the impact of digital disruption.

Box Bought Real-World Equivalent of Pied Piper

If you're a fan of HBO's Silicon Valley, you've been following the journey of the company Pied Piper. Well, Box has just bought its equivalent, Steam.

The New Customer Decision Journey Needs Content

Demand generation for consumer ecommerce sites used to be as subtle as a brick to the face, generally consisted of pushed spam with “Buy Now!” subject lines hoping to drive customers to landing pages with annoying homepage hero offers.

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