You’ve heard of Drupal, the widely-used CMS. But you probably have not heard of Acquia, a company that “gives you answers, tools, and support to make Drupal even better.” Not shabby. Even better, Acquia is searching for new grads or recently-discharged military people to attend their Acquia U and learn all about Drupal — at their expense. Even better, they’ll pay selected candidates to learn.
For most jobseekers, the current job market is brutal, at best. Drupal developers and designers, on the other hand, can still find a variety of job openings for Drupal talent. In response to the demand, Acquia created Acquia U, a training and employment program for college graduates and career changers.
Forbes discusses Drupal as a powerful force in the tech world and Acquia's commercial support of Drupal through subscription services for learning and productivity tools, cloud hosting, social business software, and more.
CompuCom Systems, Inc., the leading IT outsourcing specialist, hosted a three-day forum with 25 executives from IT organizations across vertical markets. Jay Batson, Acquia VP and Co-Founder, explored how social collaboration brings together businesses, partners, and clients, assists with recruiting, and facilitates ideation during a panel discussion at the event.
Legacy CMS vendors, like OpenText/Vignette and Autonomy/Interwoven, are experiencing the effects of a disruption of their marketplace. As a result, many organizations are flocking to open source. CMS Wire says that "Acquia seems to understand the current trend to push this out of the hands and heads of the overburdened IT operations shops and into the cloud at large."
MaximumPC explores how to create a Drupal Gardens website in well under an hour. With Drupal Gardens, there's no need to worry about backend administration, working with frustrating FTP uploads, or paying scads to a talented web developer for his years of dedicated technical education.
Tech Target features Chris Brookins, Acquia VP of Engineering and Product Management, in a discussion about cloud computing, open SaaS and PaaS, and vendor lock-in following the Mass Technology Leadership Council's Cloud Computing Summit.