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.
Acquia has designated NodeOne an Enterprise Select partner, the highest level of partnership, so that NodeOne can offer Acquia's products, cloud infrastructure, and support when appropriate for their clients.
TNS selected Acquia Commons to build "Stars Insight," a community website for Mercedes-Benz. Thomas Wachter, TNS senior consultant and automotive market research team leader, says, “Acquia Commons allowed us to quickly build this website while adhering to Mercedes’ strict brand guidelines and maintaining the flexibility needed to support TNS’ strategic requirements.”
Jim Shaw, Acquia's General Manager - Europe, urges public sector organisations to recognise the huge savings to be made by supporting the developer community to create cost-effective, Open Source websites.
SmartPlanet discusses how "Stars Insight," the Mercedes-Benz community site developed by TNS on Acquia Commons, contributes to a new phenomenon that social media may replace focus groups for market research.