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IBM’s SugarCRM Deal Is a Sweet Sign for Commercial Open Source Software [May 1, 2012]

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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CIO Journal

IBM’s recent decision to replace its Oracle Siebel customer management system with SugarCRM’s web-based application is a big vote of confidence in commercial open source software.

Commercial open source software can be appealing to corporations because it often includes legal protections, quality controls and customer service. It has been used by startups such as Eucalyptus, which provides software for private clouds, and Acquia, which provides service and support for Drupal open-source content management systems.

The combination of open source code and quality controls helps companies such as SugarCRM compete with much larger rivals such as Oracle and Salesforce.com, which sell software based on proprietary standards.

Acquia and Drupal Experiencing Widespread Moves to Open Source Software [April 9, 2012]

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Monday, April 9, 2012
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Sand Hill

Quickly growing open source software company Acquia provides products, services and support for enterprises using the open source Drupal social publishing system. I spoke with CEO Tom Erickson about the hot trends today and how open source will impact enterprises in the next few months.

Calls for government to help IT sector grow [March 26, 2012]

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Monday, March 26, 2012
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Empty Lemon

Prospects for IT jobs at smaller companies could be boosted by an improved nationwide infrastructure and strategic tax breaks.

DrupalCon - coding nerds unite [March 21, 2012]

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Friday, March 23, 2012
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9news

DENVER - It's a gathering of Drupal proportions, and it's taking place in Denver through Friday.

DrupalCon 2012 bring together businesses and programmers from all over the country to talk about the free, open-source software called Drupal.

Dries Buytaert began the Drupal software as an message board in 1999. It's now gained a lot of momentum, and it's used by businesses of all kinds.

This morning we talked with the CEO of Phase2 Technology about how he's used Drupal to grow his business and how some Colorado companies are doing the same thing.

Fans of Drupal software connect in Denver [March 20, 2012]

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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Denver Post

The Mile High City will host about 3,000 "Drupalers" this week for a three-day geekfest.

Drupal, free and open-source software that powers websites such as Twitter, eBay and Whitehouse.gov, will be the focus of DrupalCon, which will attract people from around the world. Members of the ultra-passionate Drupal community from as far away as Australia are set to visit Denver.

"Drupal is a platform to make building websites easier," said Matt Tucker, a Drupal developer at the University of Colorado at Boulder. "There are thousands of Drupal developers from across the world that have contributed functionality for Drupal websites that you can simply drop in place and use."
After a two-year planning and development process, CU switched some of its sites to Drupal in January, including the main colorado.edu site.

"Our old website was basically a static HTML website using very outdated technology," said Joanna Bertrand, Web manager at CU.
Drupal allows the university to publish more engaging and up-to-date content, as it did shortly after the men's basketball team won the Pac-12 Conference tournament. The CU Drupal team will speak about its transition to the software at DrupalCon on Wednesday.

The conference kicks off today at the Colorado Convention Center with a keynote from Drupal founder Dries Buytaert and runs through Thursday. It is open to the public, though there is a $450 registration fee.

Buytaert started Drupal as a dorm-room project in 2000 while he was studying computer science in Belgium. He initially set out to create an online message board so his college buddies could easily stay in touch.

As Buytaert added features such as RSS feeds and public diaries (better known as blogs), Drupal evolved from a simple message board to a content management system.

In 2007, Buytaert co-founded Boston-based Acquia, a company that maintains Drupal-backed

websites for enterprises. Two years earlier, he organized the first DrupalCon, attracting 40 people.
The nonprofit Drupal Association now holds two conferences annually, one in North America and the other in Europe. This is the first time Denver has been selected as the host city.

Tucker, who helped organize the Denver event, estimated that roughly half of the attendees will be from the Rocky Mountain region. He said there are several hundred Drupalers in the Denver/Boulder area, and many simply enjoy helping newbies out.

"People who use it absolutely love it, and they want to share that knowledge with everybody else," Tucker said.

Cost cutting: the open source solution? [March 20, 2012]

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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Electronics Sourcing

UK Budget Must Encourage Open Source Adoption to Cut Costs - UK public sector open source adoption falling well behind other major economies.

Le capital risque toujours friand de la BI Open Source [Nov 25, 2011]

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Friday, November 25, 2011
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CFO News

Comment établir un classement des éditeurs Open Source ? Vaste question alors qu’à l’exception de Red Hat, aucun éditeur n’est coté en bourse et que le chiffre d’affaire de ces éditeurs est classé secret défense. (Presque) Tous sont leader mondiaux, presque tous annoncent des millions de téléchargement…

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FedScoop interview with Tim Bertrand, Acquia [Nov 23, 2011]

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
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FedScoop

Tim Bertrand, VP Worldwide Field Sales at Acquia, discusses why Open Source software is an important option for government, how Acquia supports the growth of Open Source in government, and top recommendations to those exploring Open Source options in government.

Acquia Makes it Easier to Maintain Drupal Sites [8/25/11]

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Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Info Tech Spotlight

Acquia has significantly enhanced the Acquia Network empowering its subscribers with self-guided training for Drupal concepts and best practices.