Posted on Monday, December 16, 2013 - 07:39
Today marks my one year anniversary of joining Acquia. Has it really been 12 months? 2013 was certainly a huge year for me personally (having a baby!) and professionally, joining one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world. Some of
Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013 - 15:00
Today I came across a new infographic from nonlinear creations, which compares open source and proprietary CMSs. nonlinear creations is a digital agency who does lots of CMS implementations, mostly in Sitecore. It's another attempt by a proprietary
Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 10:22
Today, .NET CMS company Sitecore acquired e-commerce vendor commerceserver.net. Chances are you've never heard of commerceserver.net. It's the product-formerly-known-as Microsoft Commerce Server, which Microsoft sold to a company called Ascentium,
Posted on Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 15:26
I've been spending a lot of time with Google services lately as I explore switching from my trusty iPhone and iOS to Android, specifically the Nexus 5. It's been a surprisingly smooth transition, and I've started to prefer Android to iOS, in many
Posted on Monday, November 4, 2013 - 14:49
You would have to be living on another planet to not to have heard about the failures of the healthcare.gov site. It seems like every day, there's another high profile failure, where the site doesn't work, or its hosting servers go down. It's been
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 15:57
Matt Asay, a long time open source evangelist with over a decade of experience at companies like MongoDB, Canonical, and Alfresco, posted a great article in response to a new white paper on Open Source published by Oracle. (By the way, do people
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 15:13
Today, Acquia was named the 2013 People's Choice Winner for Best Cloud CMS by CMS Critic. Cloud CMS was a new category added in 2013, to recognize the momentum of the modern, cloud-native CMS, like Acquia Cloud. From the announcement:
For a cloud
Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 07:38
I was recently struck by a story told to me by Tom Bogan, one of Acquia's board members and the board chairman at Citrix. Citrix has risen to become one of the most successful technology companies in the world. Tom says that the key to Citrix long
Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 13:01
Last week, I came across an article on ZDNet entitled "Australian government can't recruit fast enough for open source". Drupal is having so much success in Australia that they can't hire fast enough to staff all the projects. Most interesting to me
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 08:12
The Marketing Cloud. A one-stop-shop for CMOs. Everything you need to create, manage, and execute marketing campaigns. Web. Social. Email. Mobile. Analytics. Targeting. From a single vendor. All in one easy-to-buy package.
Adobe’s got one: “Adobe
Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 13:41
Last week, Gartner unveiled the 2013 edition of its yearly Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management. Gartner Magic Quadrants are evaluations of vendors in a specific market. As a refresher, Gartner looks at WCM vendors against two sets of criteria
Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 14:30
Since joining Acquia, I’ve been taking a close look at opportunities where we're competing against proprietary content management systems, often Adobe Enterprise Manager (aka CQ 5) and sometimes Sitecore.
While Acquia competes with Adobe and
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 - 11:10
Today, Forrester Research released the Q3 2013 Forrester Wave: Social Depth Platforms. Acquia’s Drupal Commons was identified as a Leader in the Wave, alongside Social Business Software stalwarts like Jive Software. It’s the first time Acquia has
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 10:31
I’m an unashamed Apple fanboy. I’ll resist the temptation to #humblebrag about all the Apple gear I’ve owned through the years. I worship at the altar of the late Steve Jobs, who while flawed, has inspired me through his relentless passion and
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 11:16
For the past two months, we’ve been working on a new community for Acquia customers, developers, and partners. Today we’re opening up the community to a bigger audience, and that includes you!
We know that many of our customers and partners are
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2013 - 12:03
It’s been a couple of weeks since I came back from my first DrupalCon. It was a whirlwind event full of sessions, customer meetings, and yes – a few parties. There were over 3,300 attendees at DrupalCon, and we had over 700 of them at our Acquia
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:18
Back in 2011, Jive Software rolled out a marketing campaign “A New Way to Business”, a message designed to evangelize the growing importance of being a social business. I loved this campaign because it clearly laid out the case for social
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 15:50
Yesterday at DrupalCon I saw Karen McGrane speak for the first time. Karen is a respected content strategist and frequent keynote speaker. She's fantastic, and I was thrilled to see her speak live for the first time.
The main point made during
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 18:13
Today was the official start of my first DrupalCon. As a newbie, it was a fun experience to see 3,300 Drupalists all in one room, anxious to hear from Dries, the original developer of Drupal.
Here are some of my thoughts from today’s keynote:
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013 - 14:31
Hello from Portland!
Today is the start of my first DrupalCon. Acquia is a Diamond sponsor, and we've got a huge presence at the show.
1) Dries' keynote. I've watched his keynotes in previous years before joining Acquia. Dries just a great job