The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-08-20T22:04:00Z News: Acquia Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private U.S. Companies for Seventh Consecutive Year 2018-08-20T22:04:00Z news-acquia-named-to-inc-5000-list-of-fastest-growing-private-u-s-companies-for-seventh-consecutive-year Demand for Digital Experience Management Solutions Drives Company’s Strong Growth BOSTON -- August 17, 2018 – Digital experience company Acquia today announced it has been named by Inc. magazine in its 37th annual Inc. 5000, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This year’s list represents the seventh consecutive year that Acquia has been recognized for consistent growth. Acquia debuted on the Inc. 5000 list in 2012, when it was ranked the No. 8 fastest growing private company. “Acquia’s history is steeped in our open source roots and a commitment to helping thousands of organizations succeed with Drupal. Today, we’re proud to be recognized for our momentum and consistent track record of growth, fueled by our unique ability to help organizations deliver world-class digital experiences,” said Michael Sullivan, Acquia CEO. “We’re solving the biggest challenges facing marketers, developers, and digital teams, helping organizations make better use of data and offer world-class customer experiences across every channel and touchpoint.” The Acquia Experience Platform offers a suite of technologies for easily building digital experiences at scale, across the web, mobile sites, native applications, voice assistants and more. The platform allows businesses to manage the deployment and iteration of those experiences in the cloud, and intelligently optimize how they are tailored for specific audiences using machine learning. Inc. reports that companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved a three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years. About Acquia Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia, we believe in the power of community - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms. To learn more, visit acquia.com. More about the Inc. 5000 Methodology The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000. - ### - All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. News: Acquia Named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management for Fifth Consecutive Year 2018-08-02T10:54:57Z news-acquia-named-a-leader-in-gartners-2018-magic-quadrant-for-web-content-management-for-fifth-consecutive-year BOSTON -- August 1, 2018 -- Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced it has been placed by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders’ quadrant of the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management1 based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision. “The WCM industry is quickly evolving in response to the imperatives of customer experience strategies, which include digital transformation and continuous optimization using, for example, AI. While WCM remains at the heart of the technology stacks that support customer experience initiatives, native WCM capabilities are expanding beyond their traditional boundaries, and integrations with adjacent technologies are driving expansion into the area of DXPs,” according to Gartner. Sign up for our newsletter Receive the best content about the future of marketing, industry shifts, and other thought leadership. SUBMIT “Since its founding, Acquia has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to our customers, who are looking for, and getting, a platform that is purpose-built for open innovation. We believe that Gartner’s latest report affirms that,” said Dries Buytaert, co-founder and CTO of Acquia. “We pride ourselves on delivering solutions that give our customers the freedom to build on their terms. Acquia’s emphasis on being API-first means that organizations can integrate with preferred technology solutions, support the proliferation of new devices and digital channels, explore the growing adoption of JavaScript frameworks, and much more.” The Acquia Experience Platform offers a suite of technologies for easily building digital experiences at scale, across the web, mobile sites, native applications, voice assistants and more. The platform allows businesses to manage the deployment and iteration of those experiences in the cloud, and intelligently optimize how they are tailored for specific audiences using machine learning. These capabilities are complemented by an API-first approach designed to allow organizations the freedom to integrate third-party data sources and systems to maximize existing investments. As a result, enterprises can build and own their digital ecosystems based on the best technology for them, rather than licensing and locking them into monolithic vendors. According to Gartner, Leaders should drive market transformation. They have the highest combined scores for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. They are doing well and are prepared for the future with a clear vision and a thorough appreciation of the broader context of digital business. They have strong channel partners, a presence in multiple regions, consistent financial performance, broad platform support and good customer support. In addition, they dominate in one or more technologies or vertical markets. Leaders are aware of the ecosystem in which their offerings need to fit. Leaders can: Demonstrate enterprise deployments Offer integration with other business applications and content repositories Support multiple vertical and horizontal contexts. A complimentary copy of the Gartner, Inc. 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management” research report is available to access from the Acquia website. 1 “Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management,” by Mick MacComascaigh and Jim Murphy, July 30, 2018. Gartner Disclaimer Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About Acquia Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia, we believe in the power of community - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms. To learn more, visit acquia.com. - ### - All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. News: Acquia Labs Expands Development of Conversational Interfaces 2018-06-05T00:45:14Z news-acquia-labs-expands-development-of-conversational-interfaces Sydney June 5, 2018 -- Digital experience company Acquia today announced it is rolling out voice-enabled search technologies to government agencies and global brands through development work within Acquia Labs. Focused on improving the accessibility of Georgia.gov, the state agency was the first to roll out voice search capabilities from Acquia Labs last year. Initial usability metrics were strong, as 79 percent of searches were completed successfully in the first eight months. Vehicle registration, driver’s licences, and state sales tax were among the most popular voice search topics. Acquia Labs has continued developing these capabilities, recently helping a global pet nutrition brand also launch voice search on its digital properties. Voice search is increasingly becoming a paramount concern for marketing teams that are conscious about reducing friction for their customers. As early as May 2016, Google reported that a fifth of searches on mobile are now conducted by voice. Voice searches are valuable for speed, hands-free convenience, and providing a new level of accessibility in cases where typing long or difficult-to-spell phrases would be challenging. “New channels, technology trends, and devices provide organisations the opportunity to reimagine their customer experience. Developing cross-channel experiences that bypass the browser is increasingly an imperative for global brands,” said Dries Buytaert, Acquia co-founder and CTO. “Our in-house R&D team helps organisations accelerate their innovation and extend experiences to conversational interfaces, digital signage, augmented and virtual reality, and more.” Acquia Labs serves as an R&D lab looking to redefine user experiences and use cases for the web, far beyond the browser. Acquia Labs is composed of a tight-knit team of innovators focused on solving the Internet’s biggest and most exciting user engagement challenges for Acquia customers. To see a video of Georgia.gov’s Alexa skill in action, or to learn more about working with Acquia Labs, visit https://www.acquia.com/resources/acquia-labs. Acquia is currently hosting Acquia Engage London. News: Acquia Strengthens Leadership Team with Financial and Operations Executive Appointments 2018-05-10T22:36:26Z news-acquia-strengthens-leadership-team-with-financial-and-operations-executive-appointments BOSTON -- May 10, 2018 --Digital experience company Acquiatoday announced the appointment of two longtime software industry professionals to executive roles leading finance and operations at the company. Former Akamai executive Chris Andersencomes to Acquia as chief financial officer, while former Micro Focus and Hewlett Packard Enterprise executive Stephen Renyassumes the role of chief operating officer. They are the first two executive appointments for CEO Mike Sullivan, who joined the company in December 2017. Acquia provides an intelligent platformand marketing technology to build, deliver, and optimize ambitious experiences at scale. The company helps organizations gain critical customer intelligence so they may create more engaging, personalized customer experiences. As Acquia expands its use of AI and its platform capabilities for personalizationand journey orchestration, the company is delivering on the biggest challenges facing marketers and technologists today. “Steve and Chris join a fantastic leadership team at a very exciting point in Acquia’s evolution. Together they bring valuable experience to Acquia as the company moves to a new era of innovation for our customers,” Sullivan said. “Chris has a great reputation across the software industry. He comes to Acquia with extensive experience leading financial functions at global technology companies and brings strong leadership to our finance team.” SUBMIT With more than two decades of financial leadership at publicly traded software companies, Andersen joins Acquia from Akamai where he was most recently vice president of finance. Previously, Andersen was chief accounting officer at Progress Software and spent 13 years at Novell, where he held several financial leadership roles. He began his career with the public accounting firm Arthur Andersen in Seattle. Andersen received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University. As Acquia’s chief operating officer, Reny will lead customer success, professional services, global support, and operations. He joined Acquia from Micro Focus, where as VP and general manager, he ran the Information Management and Governance business as well as the global SaaS businesses. Reny has more than 25 years of experience leading sales channels, corporate and business development, and mergers & acquisitions, and has held CEO, CFO and COO roles for a number of organizations. Reny began his career in finance and has held executive positions in finance, corporate banking, investment banking, and private equity businesses. Reny graduated from Bentley University. Sullivan added, "Steve and I worked together at several organizations, and he’s one of the best operations executives I know. His leadership will help our organization scale as we continue our rapid growth." With growing demand for solutions that transform and personalize the customer experience, Acquia announced earlier this year it is increasing the capacity of its global research and development teamin 2018 by 60 percent. By bridging the diverse applications that power customer journeys, Acquia is making it possible for marketers to orchestrate personalized, data-driven customer experiences easily across channels and touchpoints. News: Acquia Commerce Manager Unlocks Beautiful Digital Storefronts for Magento Commerce 2018-03-19T16:30:00Z news-acquia-commerce-manager-unlocks-beautiful-digital-storefronts-for-magento-commerce BOSTON -- March 19, 2018 -- Acquia today released Acquia Commerce Manager, a product that readily integrates commerce with the Acquia Platform and Drupal web content management, providing experience, content creation, layout, multimedia, and display tools. Acquia Commerce Manager launches today for Magento Commerce. Extending beyond suggestions, ratings, and reviews, Commerce Manager makes it easy to map in-depth content and offers around products to influence purchase decisions and build brand trust. Marketing and commerce teams are empowered to create elegant, on-brand and unified digital storefronts in a fraction of the time previously possible. Today’s commerce teams are pressed to deliver alluring, personalized digital commerce experiences. Brands need to inspire people with possibilities and constantly deliver a fresh look. The combination of Acquia and Magento Commerce optimizes the management of product information and transactions, and offers greater capabilities for digital experience management that commerce leaders need and consumers want. “For many brands, marketing and commerce teams are working toward different priorities with technology that doesn’t easily connect. Yet both the commerce owner and the marketer know that the battle will be won by the brands who offer the best customer experience,” said Lynne Capozzi, Acquia chief marketing officer. “It’s time for commerce and marketing to work as one. We built Commerce Manager with this in mind, giving teams the tools to build rich customer experiences that support commerce as part of the customer journey.” Commerce Manager tightly integrates the Acquia Platform’s solutions for digital marketers and web content management with innovative cloud commerce solutions from Magento. This gives marketing teams control of a critical part of the customer journey -- that which sits behind a cart -- enabling them to carry the brand story throughout and bring relevant content forward at every step. Marketing teams can collaborate with commerce owners to deliver digital storefronts that make an impact. Transactional data, cart and order management, and product information are imported directly from Magento into Acquia Commerce Manager. “Marketers and digital officers are increasingly responsible for the end-to-end customer experience, and delivering frictionless buying experiences is a key goal for companies that are trying to grow revenues and build customer loyalty,” said Andrea Ward, CMO of Magento Commerce. “Acquia Commerce Manager means that Magento merchants can deliver engaging, brand-worthy experiences that drive real value to the bottom line.” Acquia Commerce Manager powers an integrated, digital experience platform solution to help marketing, brand and commerce work as one, including: A fully managed, PCI-DSS compliant cloud with SLAs and embedded security Provides a headless commerce solution to customize product display, promotions, cart checkout flow, and more Performance that scales to support large product catalogs, traffic spikes, and transaction volume Acquia Lightning, the Drupal 8 starter kit that accelerates development, configured for commerce applications Omnichannel content delivery capabilities – from web to mobile to digital signage and beyond – without IT involvement APIs and cloud hooks to integrate with your entire marketing and commerce technology stack Developer tools and a continuous delivery service to automate processes for code building and testing “Our focus is to help brands grow connections at the emotional and intellectual level, but commerce applications don’t always do this well. Acquia Commerce Manager enables marketing and brand managers to create useful, intuitive and personalized solutions that make the moment of conversion meaningful,” said Neal Prescott, global CTO of MRM/McCann and CEO of Optaros. Focus on the Customer Journey Acquia Commerce Manager is the latest addition to Acquia’s solution set for customer experience management. As the market moves from experience management to customer journey orchestration, Acquia is building upon its core capabilities -- namely its CMS-tuned cloud platform with multisite management and personalization -- to add more tightly integrated solutions for marketers and commerce professionals. Orchestrating the customer journey is a critical path toward building meaningful relationships through data-driven, one-to-one experiences. Acquia’s customer experience management solutions also feature Acquia Journey, which makes orchestrating the customer experience across touchpoints possible for every marketer. These build upon Site Factory’s multisite delivery, and Acquia Lift personalization solutions. Combined with Acquia Lift, Acquia Commerce Manager offers a holistic picture of buyer behavior by merging content and data from their commerce system and integrating other tools such as marketing automation or customer loyalty management. To learn more, visit www.acquia.com or find Acquia at ShopTalk through March 21, 2018, at booth #ET47 in the Emerging Technology Discovery Zone. Experts from Magento and Acquia also shared insight into how great content and personalized experiences can promote better online shopping experiences. View the on-demand webinar “How to Use Content to Combat Purchasing Anxiety” at www.acquia.com/webinars. News: Acquia Names Michael Sullivan Chief Executive Officer 2017-11-14T09:50:43Z news-acquia-names-michael-sullivan-chief-executive-officer BOSTON – November 13, 2017 – Acquia today announced the selection of Michael Sullivan as Chief Executive Officer, effective in December 2017. Sullivan, 52, has extensive experience in building market-leading, high-growth SaaS organizations and has led the acquisition and integration of numerous companies over the course of his career. He brings to Acquia 25 years of focused experience in content management, archival solutions, electronic discovery and enterprise content governance solutions, and joins Acquia as the company marks its 10th anniversary as a pioneer in cloud-based, open source web content management. Sullivan joins Acquia from Micro Focus, where he participated in the merger of Micro Focus with Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s software business. The combined company became the world’s seventh largest pure-play software company and the largest UK technology firm listed on the London Stock Exchange.(1) Sullivan was responsible for the information management and governance product portfolio both at Micro Focus and at HP, where he was senior VP and GM for SaaS. Prior to joining HP, he led the Protect business unit at Autonomy, which delivered risk and compliance solutions to Fortune 1000 companies. He joined Autonomy through the acquisition of Zantaz, where he was senior VP of operations and services. Sullivan was the founder and CEO of Steelpoint Technologies, a pioneer in technologies for the intelligent management of unstructured information. He will succeed Tom Erickson, as part of the succession plan announced in May. Erickson will continue as a member of the board of directors. As part of the succession plan, Acquia Co-founder Dries Buytaert will be elevated to chairman, and will serve in that capacity in addition to his duties as CTO. Buytaert is also founder and project lead of Drupal, the open source web content management system he created in 2001. “Mike is one of the most dynamic technology leaders I have met,” Buytaert said. “Like me, he founded a company in his twenties which he has led ever since. His deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by large global enterprises aligns perfectly with Acquia’s focus on providing data-driven customer journey solutions to organizations that have ambitious digital aspirations and challenges.” In recent months under Buytaert’s leadership, Acquia expanded the capabilities of the Acquia Platform, building upon its core capabilities -- namely its Drupal-tuned cloud platform with multisite management and personalization solutions -- to support data-driven, personalized customer journeys. The Acquia Platform now incorporates a broader set of technologies such as Node.js, journey orchestration, commerce integrations, and digital asset management, all of which dramatically improve the digital customer experience. Sullivan will lead the company into its second decade, rolling out its expanded platform to digital marketers and brand executives looking to orchestrate the customer experience across every touch point. “Anyone with an ear to the ground of the Boston tech sector knows one of its brightest stars is Acquia. The passion of the company’s 800 employees is unmistakable, and the opportunity we have to transform the customer experience is second to none,” Sullivan said. “Dries’ founding vision to pioneer cloud-based, open source content management has been proven over and over as Acquia delivered success to some of the world’s most innovative organizations. Acquia sits in the most exciting sector of today’s tech landscape. The company’s bold moves into data-driven customer journeys is the latest demonstration of the company’s intense focus on creating cloud solutions to solve the biggest challenges global organizations are facing today.” Sullivan added, “Acquia has built a legacy helping thousands of organizations accelerate their success with Drupal. The open source community that has powered Drupal’s development has delivered outstanding innovation for open source web content management. As we enter 2018, Acquia will continue be a strong partner to the Drupal community, as we continue to keep our focus squarely on supporting our customers and their most strategic digital initiatives.” “Michael joins the company at a tremendous point in its evolution, and his vast experience in fueling the growth of global SaaS companies will be a vital asset as he leads Acquia into the next phase of its growth,” said Rich D’Amore, a general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners and a member of Acquia’s board of directors. Sullivan will work from the company’s Boston headquarters. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, he is married and has three children. Sullivan was recognized by Ernst & Young as an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in both 2000 and 2004. Earlier in his career, he was a software developer for Raytheon. He holds a degree in computer information systems from Bentley University. About Acquia Acquia provides a cloud platform and data-driven journey technology to build, manage and activate digital experiences at scale. Thousands of organizations rely on Acquia’s digital factory to power customer experiences at every channel and touchpoint. Acquia liberates its customers by giving them the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms. For more information visit www.acquia.com or call +1 617 588 9600. ### All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. 1 - “Micro Focus Completes Merger with HPE Software Business, Creating One of World’s Largest Pure-play Software Companies,” Micro Focus, September 1, 2017 Michael Sullivan, Acquia CEO (400 x 438) News: Acquia Delivers Solutions for Data-Driven Journey Orchestration and Digital Asset Management 2017-10-12T11:18:14Z news-acquia-delivers-solutions-for-data-driven-journey-orchestration-and-digital-asset-management BOSTON -- October 11, 2017 -- Acquia today released two new products to help accelerate digital marketing initiatives. Acquia debuted Acquia Journey, the company's new solution that makes it possible for every marketing organization to create data-driven customer journeys. Acquia Journey overcomes the false promises of omnichannel engagement, where siloed marketing technologies and disconnected customer data make it impossible for a marketer to automate personalized customer journeys. Acquia also released Acquia Digital Asset Manager (DAM), a modern digital asset manager designed to centralize all of the creative assets within an organization. With Acquia DAM, assets are created and approved faster, campaigns are launched sooner, and customers can experience a brand consistently at every point in their journey. Together, Acquia Journey and Acquia DAM represent the latest expansion of the Acquia Platform to date. They build upon solutions for web content management, Site Factory for multisite delivery, and Acquia Lift personalization solutions to make orchestrating the customer experience across touchpoints possible for every marketer. Marketers are frustrated. They plan stellar campaigns, create high-value content, develop powerful brand identities, and spend precious dollars on marketing and advertising technologies. But when they try to make it all work together in a seamless experience, those promises fall short. Targeted campaigns become spam, data silos keep companies from hitting audiences at the right time with the most relevant offer. Meanwhile, consumers prefer to choose where and when they interact, adding to the challenges for brands vying for attention. This keeps conversion percentages down and puts customer loyalty at risk. Acquia Journey is built to connect marketing automation with customer profiles and journey maps to solve marketing’s greatest challenge. Acquia Journey combines a flowchart-style journey mapping tool with unified customer profiles and an automated decision engine. Rules-based triggers and logic select and deliver the best-next action for engaging customers at the right time and place. “Some would call it omnichannel marketing, others call it journey mapping. We call it the end of wasted time,” said Lynne Capozzi, Acquia CMO. “Orchestrating the customer journey has been the dream of every digital marketer who for years has believed in martech’s promises but struggled with execution. Every marketer drafts the perfect customer journey scenario on a whiteboard. Going from a whiteboard spec to full execution remains elusive for most. Acquia Journey takes whiteboard scenarios and pulls them into software, connecting systems, data, and content to yield highly targeted, contextual customer experiences.” With Acquia Journey, marketers can plan, test, and put into action a portfolio of personalized campaigns, offers, and communications to visitors based on actions happening in real-time across any channel. These help build customer loyalty and lifetime value by ensuring they receive offers based on context and triggered at the right step in the journey. Digital agencies can drive journey-minded campaign strategies that achieve their goals for customer conversion or engagement. Marketers can now detect and deliver new opportunities across channels, bringing in all points of connection including conversational UIs, social media, and more. With Acquia Journey, marketers gain the freedom to target marketing and advertising precisely to each individual customer’s history, context, and profile. “Today’s launch is a milestone for Acquia as we expand our focus from content management to data-driven customer journeys,” said Dries Buytaert, co-founder and chief technology officer of Acquia. “We are building on our foundation of open source and cloud solutions, bringing new products to market to help organizations build meaningful relationships with their customers through data-driven, one-to-one experiences.” Acquia Journey unifies decision logic across systems, touchpoints and channels. Its key capabilities include: Journey Editor, a digital whiteboard for journey mapping, with which businesses and tech teams collaborate using drag-and-drop tools to plan optimal experiences. Graph Editor and Graph Engine, used to design, configure, and deploy journey graphs for real-time decisioning for offers, actions, and experiences. Profile Manager unifies customer data from websites, CRM systems, email databases, and elsewhere while continually enriching profiles based on historical and real-time behaviors. Journey metrics, which allow users to define and measure key performance indicators and view those metrics displayed directly in the journey map in real time, enabling them to see what’s working and make rapid modifications. "We're constantly looking for ways to make our marketing more effective, targeted, and engaging," said Ron Myers, corporate vice president of digital marketing and operations at AMD. "We serve our customers and prospects best when we make the right connections at the right time and place, but disconnected systems can make that challenging. We're adopting Acquia Journey to help address the ever-increasing demands for individualized experiences." Possible and VML are two examples of forward-thinking agencies that are helping their clients solve the challenges of omnichannel marketing. “Consumers aren’t predictable, but their experience with a brand should be consistent wherever they choose to connect,” said Martin Coady, executive director, marketing technology at VML. “We’re working with Acquia on their next Journey. We want to put into our practice the ability to help our clients seamlessly connect their customer-facing systems and turn individual interactions into a continuous journey.” “Our clients invest millions building out their customer experience. When the systems they use don’t align and work as one, they risk missing the mark in the messages they send. This is especially true of conversational interactions and voice UI,” said John Cunningham, global CTO at Possible. “We need simple ways to bring martech, ad tech, and customer service systems together. We’re partnering with Acquia to help knock down the remaining barriers that get between brands and personalized, omnichannel marketing. To drive the next-best action, we need insights across all channels and interactions, and Journey helps us do that.” To learn more visit www.acquia.com or register for the webinar, “Customer Journey Orchestration: The Secret to Effective Omnichannel Experiences.” News: Convergence of Cloud, Open Source and Digital Innovation Drive Growth for Acquia in Asia Pacific 2017-08-22T22:10:00Z news-convergence-of-cloud-open-source-and-digital-innovation-drive-growth-for-acquia-in-asia-pacific Sydney, Australia, Acquia Engage Asia Pacific Conference - 23 August 2017 - Acquia, the digital experience company, has significantly expanded its footprint in Asia Pacific, citing unprecedented demand for its unique combination of cloud, open source digital technology. Acquia enables organisations to offer contextually relevant experiences across multiple channels, deliver new digital capabilities faster, continuously innovate and stay current in a digital world that’s constantly evolving. Today also marks the opening day of the inaugural Acquia Engage Asia Pacific Japan, which brings together customers and partners for two days of best practice sessions and knowledge sharing. With regional headquarters in Australia, Acquia’s Asia Pacific Japan team has grown to more than 80 people since launching in Sydney five years ago. With expertise in digital architecture design, delivery, account management and customer support, the company has expanded its clients this year into Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand and New Zealand. Here, new customers include Astellas Pharma Inc. (JP), Citigroup (SG), Telkomsel (ID), City University of Hong Kong (HK), Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (TH), and, closer to home, New Zealand Post (NZ). In Australia, the company has landed notable enterprise deals including Brisbane Airport Corporation and EnergyAustralia, while expanding into the sporting vertical with Commonwealth Games among others. In partnership with the Department of Finance, the govCMS program continues to grow. This shared services model has so far delivered more than 155 websites across 57 State and Federal Government Agencies agencies, with 20 more sites in development. Acquia has directed much of this opportunity through its partners, who include Ogilvy Australia, Technocrat, Morpht, Doghouse Agency, and Salsa Digital among many others. Today Acquia is hosting the inaugural Acquia Engage Asia Pacific Japan. Executives from enterprise organisations including Flight Centre, EnergyAustralia, IAG, ADMA, Asian Development Bank, Pac-12 Networks, Australian Government Department of Finance and the Department of Environment and Energy among others, are gathering today at the InterContinental Sydney to share their experience in digital innovation and transformation. “The brilliant work of our partner network is a pivotal factor in helping our customers succeed, and has helped fuel our company’s growth. We place great value on our relationship with each partner and every customer,” said Graham Sowden, general manager at Acquia Asia Pacific and Japan. “Acquia’s growth across Asia Pacific has been driven by our regional team from top to bottom - a team that is both dedicated and talented. It’s a great time to be at Acquia and involved in the Drupal community, with open source and digital innovation reaching such maturity in the region.” Aris Theocharides, director at Deloitte Digital said: “The uptake of Drupal to drive digital innovation is without doubt one of the fastest adoption rates I’ve seen in a technology practice. Acquia has invested a great deal over the past few years to show us how open source, and specifically Drupal 8, are now commercial imperatives, both for clients and for our own practice growth. My advice is: ignore open source technologies at your own cost - whether that’s the opportunities for innovation or technology investment – or, on the flip-side, the loss of revenue opportunity.” In recent news, Acquia was named a leader with the highest strategy score in The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2017, and was also named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management (WCM) for the fourth consecutive year. News and invitation: First Acquia Engage Conference in Asia Pacific Addresses Digital Transformation with Open Source and Cloud 2017-06-20T23:23:32Z news-and-invitation-first-acquia-engage-conference-in-asia-pacific-addresses-digital-transformation-with-open-source-and-cloud Sydney, June 21, 2017 - Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced keynote speakers, sponsors and session tracks for its inaugural Acquia Engage Asia Pacific Japan, from August 22-23, which will bring together digital experience leaders and practitioners from around the region.   Executives from enterprise organisations including Flight Centre, EnergyAustralia, IAG, ADMA, Asian Development Bank, Pac12 Networks, Australian Government Department of Finance and the Department of Environment and Energy among others, will gather at the InterContinental Sydney to share their experience in digital innovation and transformation. They will also hear from Dries Buytaert, creator of the Drupal open source web content management system and co-founder of Acquia, along with Acquia Chief Product Officer Christopher Stone, who will share insight into Acquia’s product roadmap.   “Acquia Engage will bring digital experience professionals together in Sydney for two days of knowledge sharing and insight into disruptive strategies that drive growth and engagement,” Buytaert said. “Each presenter will show how their organizations are setting the standard for orchestrating customer experiences across channels.”   The conference agenda features hands-on best practices sessions, technical sessions, organisational strategy sessions, and executive business sessions all focused on helping organisations succeed with their digital initiatives.   “Staging the first Engage event outside of North America really marks a milestone for Acquia in Asia Pacific. More importantly it exemplifies the adoption of cloud and open source technologies as a differentiator in digital experience technology in Asia Pacific,” said Tahlor DiCicco, director of marketing, Acquia Asia Pacific and Japan. “Our impressive speaker and sponsor line-up from around the region demonstrates the commitment of enterprises, the public sector and digital agencies to using the most advanced open source technologies to solve the complex digital issues.”   Acquia Engage Asia Pacific is supported by leading digital agencies and technical development organisations: Ogilvy, Publicis Groupe, CI&T, Deloitte Digital, Doghouse Media, VML, IE Digital, Loud & Clear, Salsa Digital, Technocrat, Morpht, Adelphi Digital and Digital Garden.   For more information about Engage and to register, please visit https://apjengage.acquia.com/register. News: Astellas Pharma Takes The Lead in Digital Transformation with Acquia’s Open Source and Cloud Technologies for Unified Website Platform 2017-05-31T05:26:47Z acquia-astellas Sydney, Australia, May 31, 2017 - Acquia, the digital experience company, announced today that Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, hereinafter "Astellas Pharma"), Japan’s pharmaceutical leader which is a R&D oriented global pharmaceutical company, has adopted Acquia Cloud Site Factory as the unified website platform for its Japanese and global websites.   With digital technology agency partner CI&T Japan Inc. (hereinafter "CI&T"), Astellas Pharma started using Acquia's cloud solutions and Drupal 8 to develop a standardised platform for the development, management and governance of multiple multilingual websites. This unified website platform is a strategic initiative that makes it possible to further strengthen the publication of important information and governance in a more timely, secure and stable manner, regardless of region or language. Today, running on the unified platform, Astellas Pharma has launched its new global website www.astellas.com.   Beginning with its corporate site, Astellas Pharma plans to rebuild all corporate sites of Astellas Group subsidiaries based on its unified platform. This project, supported by CI&T, will drive the "Astellas Way" initiative by executing a digital governance strategy that focuses on key pillars including security, time to market, quality, standardisation, innovation, and user experience.   “By choosing Acquia Cloud Site Factory, we were able to build an IT infrastructure to optimise the system architecture and operation at the global level. We believe that by utilising this service, we were able to achieve the highest level of availability and safety that is essential for timely and appropriate information disclosure to our stakeholders,” said Mr.  Shinya Suda, corporate vice president of the information systems at Astellas.   "Japanese companies are increasingly willing to pursue a digital experience globally by making full use of digital technology. As of now, Acquia cloud products together with Drupal 8 have become the platform of choice for high-end digital transformation, as a leader in enterprise CMS in western countries. Now with CI&T joining this trend, Drupal and Acquia will dominate the Japanese market," said Yoshiyuki Ueda, business director of Japan at CI&T.   “We’ve been working hard to establish the Acquia brand and grow the Drupal community, through a strong partner channel in Asia Pacific and Japan, so to see the innovation taking place in a company as large and respected as Astellas Pharma, driven by CI&T, is more than encouraging, it’s exciting. We anticipate great interest from other large enterprises as a result of this, and remain committed to supporting Astellas Pharma and CI&T during this exemplary transformation,” said Darren Watkins, senior director of channel partnerships at Acquia.   On June 7, 2017, in Tokyo at Roppongi Academy Hills, Acquia and CI&T will host “Acquia Day 2017”, a seminar introducing latest technologies and cases of Drupal and Aquia, including a presentation by Astellas Pharma. For details and registration, please refer to http://eventregist.com/e/acquia-day-2017.   Also, Acquia Engage Asia Pacific, a user conference hosted by Acquia will be held first time in Sydney, Australia, on August 23 and 24, 2017. CI&T will provide a presentation as a Gold Sponsor. Furthermore, CI&T was recognised as an Acquia MVP in its most recent recognition of partner innovation.    NOTES TO EDITORS  About Acquia   Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organisations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organisations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Nasdaq, Stanford University, and locally Energy Australia, Flight Centre,Brisbane Airport Corporation and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information, please visit www.acquia.com or phone +61 (0)2 8015 2576.  About Astellas   Astellas Pharma Inc., based in Tokyo, Japan, is a company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. We focus on Urology, Oncology, Immunology, Nephrology and Neuroscience as prioritized therapeutic areas while advancing new therapeutic areas and discovery research leveraging new technologies/modalities. We are also creating new value by combining internal capabilities and external expertise in the medical/healthcare business. Astellas is on the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into value for patients. For more information, please visit our website at https//www.astellas.com/en.  About CI&T   CI&T, the digital technology agency for the world's biggest companies, is a pioneer in the application of lean methodologies and next-gen tech including Machine Learning/AI, Advanced Analytics, Cloud and Mobility. For over 20 years, CI&T has been a trusted partner for the most complex global engagements inside companies including Coca-Cola, Google, Johnson & Johnson, AB-InBev, iHeart Media and Motorola. With over 2,500 digital business experts and engineers in the USA, Brazil, UK, Australia, Japan and China, CI&T is big enough to scale to the needs of Fortune 100 clients yet agile enough to achieve the speed to market today's customers demand. As far as Acquia and Drupal, our team of over 300 Drupal experts (with close to 100 of them in the Asia Pacific and Japan region) along with 40+ Acquia Certified Developers is one of the largest in the world, and has won the Acquia Partner of the Year 2017 APJ. For more information, please visit www.ciandt.com.  All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.   Sydney, Australia, May 31, 2017 - Acquia, the digital experience company, announced today that Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, hereinafter "Astellas Pharma"), Japan’s pharmaceutical leader which is a R&D oriented global pharmaceutical company, has adopted Acquia Cloud Site Factory as the unified website platform for its Japanese and global websites.   With digital technology agency partner CI&T Japan Inc. (hereinafter "CI&T"), Astellas Pharma started using Acquia's cloud solutions and Drupal 8 to develop a standardised platform for the development, management and governance of multiple multilingual websites. This unified website platform is a strategic initiative that makes it possible to further strengthen the publication of important information and governance in a more timely, secure and stable manner, regardless of region or language. Today, running on the unified platform, Astellas Pharma has launched its new global website www.astellas.com.   Beginning with its corporate site, Astellas Pharma plans to rebuild all corporate sites of Astellas Group subsidiaries based on its unified platform. This project, supported by CI&T, will drive the "Astellas Way" initiative by executing a digital governance strategy that focuses on key pillars including security, time to market, quality, standardisation, innovation, and user experience.   “By choosing Acquia Cloud Site Factory, we were able to build an IT infrastructure to optimise the system architecture and operation at the global level. We believe that by utilising this service, we were able to achieve the highest level of availability and safety that is essential for timely and appropriate information disclosure to our stakeholders,” said Mr.  Shinya Suda, corporate vice president of the information systems at Astellas.   "Japanese companies are increasingly willing to pursue a digital experience globally by making full use of digital technology. As of now, Acquia cloud products together with Drupal 8 have become the platform of choice for high-end digital transformation, as a leader in enterprise CMS in western countries. Now with CI&T joining this trend, Drupal and Acquia will dominate the Japanese market," said Yoshiyuki Ueda, business director of Japan at CI&T.   “We’ve been working hard to establish the Acquia brand and grow the Drupal community, through a strong partner channel in Asia Pacific and Japan, so to see the innovation taking place in a company as large and respected as Astellas Pharma, driven by CI&T, is more than encouraging, it’s exciting. We anticipate great interest from other large enterprises as a result of this, and remain committed to supporting Astellas Pharma and CI&T during this exemplary transformation,” said Darren Watkins, senior director of channel partnerships at Acquia.   On June 7, 2017, in Tokyo at Roppongi Academy Hills, Acquia and CI&T will host “Acquia Day 2017”, a seminar introducing latest technologies and cases of Drupal and Aquia, including a presentation by Astellas Pharma. For details and registration, please refer to http://eventregist.com/e/acquia-day-2017.   Also, Acquia Engage Asia Pacific, a user conference hosted by Acquia will be held first time in Sydney, Australia, on August 23 and 24, 2017. CI&T will provide a presentation as a Gold Sponsor. Furthermore, CI&T was recognised as an Acquia MVP in its most recent recognition of partner innovation.    NOTES TO EDITORS  About Acquia   Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organisations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organisations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Nasdaq, Stanford University, and locally Energy Australia, Flight Centre,Brisbane Airport Corporation and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information, please visit www.acquia.com or phone +61 (0)2 8015 2576.  About Astellas   Astellas Pharma Inc., based in Tokyo, Japan, is a company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. We focus on Urology, Oncology, Immunology, Nephrology and Neuroscience as prioritized therapeutic areas while advancing new therapeutic areas and discovery research leveraging new technologies/modalities. We are also creating new value by combining internal capabilities and external expertise in the medical/healthcare business. Astellas is on the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into value for patients. For more information, please visit our website at https//www.astellas.com/en.  About CI&T   CI&T, the digital technology agency for the world's biggest companies, is a pioneer in the application of lean methodologies and next-gen tech including Machine Learning/AI, Advanced Analytics, Cloud and Mobility. For over 20 years, CI&T has been a trusted partner for the most complex global engagements inside companies including Coca-Cola, Google, Johnson & Johnson, AB-InBev, iHeart Media and Motorola. With over 2,500 digital business experts and engineers in the USA, Brazil, UK, Australia, Japan and China, CI&T is big enough to scale to the needs of Fortune 100 clients yet agile enough to achieve the speed to market today's customers demand. As far as Acquia and Drupal, our team of over 300 Drupal experts (with close to 100 of them in the Asia Pacific and Japan region) along with 40+ Acquia Certified Developers is one of the largest in the world, and has won the Acquia Partner of the Year 2017 APJ. For more information, please visit www.ciandt.com.  All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.   Sydney, Australia, May 31, 2017 - Acquia, the digital experience company, announced today that Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, hereinafter "Astellas Pharma"), Japan’s pharmaceutical leader which is a R&D oriented global pharmaceutical company, has adopted Acquia Cloud Site Factory as the unified website platform for its Japanese and global websites.   With digital technology agency partner CI&T Japan Inc. (hereinafter "CI&T"), Astellas Pharma started using Acquia's cloud solutions and Drupal 8 to develop a standardised platform for the development, management and governance of multiple multilingual websites. This unified website platform is a strategic initiative that makes it possible to further strengthen the publication of important information and governance in a more timely, secure and stable manner, regardless of region or language. Today, running on the unified platform, Astellas Pharma has launched its new global website www.astellas.com.   Beginning with its corporate site, Astellas Pharma plans to rebuild all corporate sites of Astellas Group subsidiaries based on its unified platform. This project, supported by CI&T, will drive the "Astellas Way" initiative by executing a digital governance strategy that focuses on key pillars including security, time to market, quality, standardisation, innovation, and user experience.   “By choosing Acquia Cloud Site Factory, we were able to build an IT infrastructure to optimise the system architecture and operation at the global level. We believe that by utilising this service, we were able to achieve the highest level of availability and safety that is essential for timely and appropriate information disclosure to our stakeholders,” said Mr.  Shinya Suda, corporate vice president of the information systems at Astellas.   "Japanese companies are increasingly willing to pursue a digital experience globally by making full use of digital technology. As of now, Acquia cloud products together with Drupal 8 have become the platform of choice for high-end digital transformation, as a leader in enterprise CMS in western countries. Now with CI&T joining this trend, Drupal and Acquia will dominate the Japanese market," said Yoshiyuki Ueda, business director of Japan at CI&T.   “We’ve been working hard to establish the Acquia brand and grow the Drupal community, through a strong partner channel in Asia Pacific and Japan, so to see the innovation taking place in a company as large and respected as Astellas Pharma, driven by CI&T, is more than encouraging, it’s exciting. We anticipate great interest from other large enterprises as a result of this, and remain committed to supporting Astellas Pharma and CI&T during this exemplary transformation,” said Darren Watkins, senior director of channel partnerships at Acquia.   On June 7, 2017, in Tokyo at Roppongi Academy Hills, Acquia and CI&T will host “Acquia Day 2017”, a seminar introducing latest technologies and cases of Drupal and Aquia, including a presentation by Astellas Pharma. For details and registration, please refer to http://eventregist.com/e/acquia-day-2017.   Also, Acquia Engage Asia Pacific, a user conference hosted by Acquia will be held first time in Sydney, Australia, on August 23 and 24, 2017. CI&T will provide a presentation as a Gold Sponsor. Furthermore, CI&T was recognised as an Acquia MVP in its most recent recognition of partner innovation.    NOTES TO EDITORS  About Acquia   Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organisations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organisations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Nasdaq, Stanford University, and locally Energy Australia, Flight Centre,Brisbane Airport Corporation and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information, please visit www.acquia.com or phone +61 (0)2 8015 2576.  About Astellas   Astellas Pharma Inc., based in Tokyo, Japan, is a company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. We focus on Urology, Oncology, Immunology, Nephrology and Neuroscience as prioritized therapeutic areas while advancing new therapeutic areas and discovery research leveraging new technologies/modalities. We are also creating new value by combining internal capabilities and external expertise in the medical/healthcare business. Astellas is on the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into value for patients. For more information, please visit our website at https//www.astellas.com/en.  About CI&T   CI&T, the digital technology agency for the world's biggest companies, is a pioneer in the application of lean methodologies and next-gen tech including Machine Learning/AI, Advanced Analytics, Cloud and Mobility. For over 20 years, CI&T has been a trusted partner for the most complex global engagements inside companies including Coca-Cola, Google, Johnson & Johnson, AB-InBev, iHeart Media and Motorola. With over 2,500 digital business experts and engineers in the USA, Brazil, UK, Australia, Japan and China, CI&T is big enough to scale to the needs of Fortune 100 clients yet agile enough to achieve the speed to market today's customers demand. As far as Acquia and Drupal, our team of over 300 Drupal experts (with close to 100 of them in the Asia Pacific and Japan region) along with 40+ Acquia Certified Developers is one of the largest in the world, and has won the Acquia Partner of the Year 2017 APJ. For more information, please visit www.ciandt.com.  All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.   Sydney, Australia, May 31, 2017 - Acquia, the digital experience company, announced today that Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE: 4503, hereinafter "Astellas Pharma"), Japan’s pharmaceutical leader which is a R&D oriented global pharmaceutical company, has adopted Acquia Cloud Site Factory as the unified website platform for its Japanese and global websites.   With digital technology agency partner CI&T Japan Inc. (hereinafter "CI&T"), Astellas Pharma started using Acquia's cloud solutions and Drupal 8 to develop a standardised platform for the development, management and governance of multiple multilingual websites. This unified website platform is a strategic initiative that makes it possible to further strengthen the publication of important information and governance in a more timely, secure and stable manner, regardless of region or language. Today, running on the unified platform, Astellas Pharma has launched its new global website www.astellas.com.   Beginning with its corporate site, Astellas Pharma plans to rebuild all corporate sites of Astellas Group subsidiaries based on its unified platform. This project, supported by CI&T, will drive the "Astellas Way" initiative by executing a digital governance strategy that focuses on key pillars including security, time to market, quality, standardisation, innovation, and user experience.   “By choosing Acquia Cloud Site Factory, we were able to build an IT infrastructure to optimise the system architecture and operation at the global level. We believe that by utilising this service, we were able to achieve the highest level of availability and safety that is essential for timely and appropriate information disclosure to our stakeholders,” said Mr.  Shinya Suda, corporate vice president of the information systems at Astellas.   "Japanese companies are increasingly willing to pursue a digital experience globally by making full use of digital technology. As of now, Acquia cloud products together with Drupal 8 have become the platform of choice for high-end digital transformation, as a leader in enterprise CMS in western countries. Now with CI&T joining this trend, Drupal and Acquia will dominate the Japanese market," said Yoshiyuki Ueda, business director of Japan at CI&T.   “We’ve been working hard to establish the Acquia brand and grow the Drupal community, through a strong partner channel in Asia Pacific and Japan, so to see the innovation taking place in a company as large and respected as Astellas Pharma, driven by CI&T, is more than encouraging, it’s exciting. We anticipate great interest from other large enterprises as a result of this, and remain committed to supporting Astellas Pharma and CI&T during this exemplary transformation,” said Darren Watkins, senior director of channel partnerships at Acquia.   On June 7, 2017, in Tokyo at Roppongi Academy Hills, Acquia and CI&T will host “Acquia Day 2017”, a seminar introducing latest technologies and cases of Drupal and Aquia, including a presentation by Astellas Pharma. For details and registration, please refer to http://eventregist.com/e/acquia-day-2017.   Also, Acquia Engage Asia Pacific, a user conference hosted by Acquia will be held first time in Sydney, Australia, on August 23 and 24, 2017. CI&T will provide a presentation as a Gold Sponsor. Furthermore, CI&T was recognised as an Acquia MVP in its most recent recognition of partner innovation.    NOTES TO EDITORS  About Acquia   Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organisations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organisations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Nasdaq, Stanford University, and locally Energy Australia, Flight Centre,Brisbane Airport Corporation and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information, please visit www.acquia.com or phone +61 (0)2 8015 2576.  About Astellas   Astellas Pharma Inc., based in Tokyo, Japan, is a company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products. We focus on Urology, Oncology, Immunology, Nephrology and Neuroscience as prioritized therapeutic areas while advancing new therapeutic areas and discovery research leveraging new technologies/modalities. We are also creating new value by combining internal capabilities and external expertise in the medical/healthcare business. Astellas is on the forefront of healthcare change to turn innovative science into value for patients. For more information, please visit our website at https//www.astellas.com/en.  About CI&T   CI&T, the digital technology agency for the world's biggest companies, is a pioneer in the application of lean methodologies and next-gen tech including Machine Learning/AI, Advanced Analytics, Cloud and Mobility. For over 20 years, CI&T has been a trusted partner for the most complex global engagements inside companies including Coca-Cola, Google, Johnson & Johnson, AB-InBev, iHeart Media and Motorola. With over 2,500 digital business experts and engineers in the USA, Brazil, UK, Australia, Japan and China, CI&T is big enough to scale to the needs of Fortune 100 clients yet agile enough to achieve the speed to market today's customers demand. As far as Acquia and Drupal, our team of over 300 Drupal experts (with close to 100 of them in the Asia Pacific and Japan region) along with 40+ Acquia Certified Developers is one of the largest in the world, and has won the Acquia Partner of the Year 2017 APJ. For more information, please visit www.ciandt.com.  All logos, company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.   News: Acquia Powers Up Continuous Delivery with Acquia Cloud CD 2017-04-11T01:01:42Z news-acquia-powers-up-continuous-delivery-with-acquia-cloud-cd BOSTON -- April 10, 2017 -- Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced the launch of Acquia Cloud CD, a continuous delivery service that enables developers and DevOps teams to automate processes for code building and testing on production-like environments. With the addition of Acquia Cloud CD, development is faster, more efficient and better integrated than when using standalone continuous integration tools. It provides continuous integration and a delivery automation service within Acquia Cloud to accelerate production. “Acquia Cloud CD turbocharges DevOps capabilities for our Acquia Cloud customers,” said Christopher Stone, Acquia chief products officer. “The automation benefits of ready-repeatable building and testing orchestration and self-service environments, all tightly integrated with Acquia Cloud, greatly reduce code and versioning inconsistencies for Drupal DevOps teams.” Managing websites and delivering digital experience applications requires a steady stream of development, staging, testing, configuration and management. Developers must coordinate changes, test rigorously, and schedule releases. Continuous delivery provides a pipeline workflow that orchestrates development and testing. Effective continuous delivery means faster development and quality code with each release. It’s the foundation for DevOps practices, and with this release, Acquia has tightly integrated these development tools and automated processes into Acquia Cloud. “Organizations that think application delivery speed comes at the expense of quality are behind the times. DevOps turbocharges Agile by adding practices that automate application delivery pipelines while providing greater visibility and more points of control, not fewer,” stated the November 2016 Forrester Research, Inc. report ‘Use DevOps And Supply Chain Principles To Automate Application Delivery Governance.’ Delivered as an Acquia Cloud service, Acquia Cloud CD is tightly integrated with Acquia Cloud. It eliminates the complexity of maintaining and supporting local environments. Teams share one continuous delivery platform across internal developers, contractors and partners to facilitate collaboration, govern security and ease delivery management.“With self-service environments available through Acquia Cloud CD, we test more often and move to production faster. They allow our product managers to test simultaneously in separate environments so we can complete testing faster and avoid collisions with our production site. It helps instill good DevOps practices, even though we don’t have a DevOps team,” said Matthew Crist, lead developer at the City of Boston. Acquia Cloud CD enables developers to: Implement continuous integration and delivery with Acquia Cloud Orchestrate code assembling and testing with ready to use CD pipelines Run controlled and secure building on one platform Govern builds and artifacts with Github and private repository support Automate testing and static analysis of build artifacts Speed provisioning and deprovisioning with self-service CD environments Acquia Cloud is a fully integrated, Drupal-tuned platform as a service optimized for building, deploying and managing digital experiences. Acquia Cloud provides a comprehensive set of developer tools for Drupal within a secure, scalable cloud environment. Additional layers of security are available through the Acquia Cloud Edge family of products for DDoS protection and content delivery. About Acquia Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organisations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organisations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Nasdaq, Stanford University, and locally Energy Australia, Flight Centre,Brisbane Airport Corporation and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information, please visit www.acquia.com or phone +61 (0)2 8015 2576. For media enquiries: Jo Balfour Progressiva Jo@progressiva.com.au +61 (0)405 542 018 News: Acquia Named a Leader in Web Content Management Systems by Independent Research Firm 2017-01-25T02:05:04Z news-acquia-named-a-leader-in-web-content-management-systems-by-independent-research-firm BOSTON – January 24, 2017 – Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced that it was named a Leader in the Forrester Research, Inc. report: “The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2017.” The report stated that Acquia Cloud provides strong support for core content and component architecture. Clients looking for content analytics, segmentation, multisite management, and API-first delivery features must look to Acquia; the report also stated that Acquia’s strategy is focused on APIs, decoupled Drupal 8, and scalable and secure cloud deployment. Forrester Research reports that “Clients who need modern marketing tools and robust multisite support must invest in Acquia Lift and Acquia Cloud Site Factory.”[1] According to Forrester, Acquia received the highest strategy score among all vendors. On a one-to-five scale, Acquia also scored "5's" in seven of 25 criteria: component-based architecture, content localization, global and multisite management, vision, service partner program, developer program and product customer count.[1] “We believe Forrester’s findings validate the surge of demand we see at Acquia for open source cloud-based solutions that give our customers tremendous freedom and agility in digital experience delivery. For Acquia’s customers, open source and cloud form a powerful combination that directly challenges the outdated innovation models of legacy software companies,” said Tom Erickson, Acquia CEO. “We believe this report also corroborates our commitment to customer success, enabling developers and fostering a healthy partner ecosystem around the world’s largest open source project.” Acquia provides the leading cloud native platform for building, delivering, and optimizing ambitious digital experiences. Global organizations depend on the scalability and security of the Acquia Platform to drive transformative business impact through digital experiences that unify content, community, and commerce. Organizations with a diverse and complex array of sites and experiences turn to Acquia for robust multisite management and governance. With Acquia, customers can introduce new digital capabilities across channels--including analytics, personalization, and segmentation--to deliver the right experience throughout each step of the customer journey. Forrester evaluated 15 vendors on 25 criteria grouped by current offering, strategy, and market presence. The full Forrester Wave for Web Content Management Systems is available for download from Acquia. Visit www.acquia.com/forrester-wave. About Acquia Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organizations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organizations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Nasdaq, Stanford University, and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information visit www.acquia.com or call +1 617 588 9600. [1] “The Forrester Wave™: Web Content Management Systems, Q1 2017” News: Acquia Appoints Former White House Technology Head, Tom Cochran, as Vice President of Public Sector + other senior hires 2016-11-29T00:38:35Z news-acquia-appoints-former-white-house-technology-head-tom-cochran-as-vice-president-of-public-sector-other-senior-hires WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 28, 2016 – Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced the appointment of Tom Cochran as vice president and chief digital strategist for public sector. Cochran will lead Acquia’s public sector team based in Washington, D.C. "In my work at the White House and the State Department, I have witnessed the positive impact of open source in government first-hand,” Cochran said. “The opening of government services has made incredible progress in the last eight years, and my focus at Acquia is to help governments at the federal, state, local, as well as international level, to leverage Acquia’s open digital platform. We want agencies to meet their mission, improve efficiencies, and enhance the citizen experience. Given the company's history of working with customers ranging from the City of Boston to the Government of Australia, we have a remarkable story of innovation and leadership driving the open government movement.” Cochran was most recently a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of State, where he was responsible for the online and offline platforms for U.S. public diplomacy, focusing on data-driven decisions and international audience engagement. Prior to that, Cochran was the director of digital technology at the White House, where he worked on the President's Open Government Directive, leading the team that was responsible for providing a secure, stable, and scalable infrastructure across all White House digital properties. His team was responsible for leading the delivery of the “We the People” online petitioning site that connects people directly with the Executive branch. Cochran has also held leadership roles in the private sector, most recently as the chief technology officer at Atlantic Media, publisher of international news outlets including: The Atlantic, Quartz, Government Executive and National Journal. “Acquia’s work in the public sector has been a hallmark of its success throughout its nine-year history. Government leads the way with open source and the cloud to transform how citizens engage with institutions from the state to the national level,” said Tom Erickson, Acquia CEO. “Adding Tom Cochran to our public sector team will provide incredible insight and experience to our fast growing and robust public sector business. We are proud to welcome an executive of Tom’s caliber to the team and have him lead the charge to continue making government and citizen services more open and accessible to all.” Cochran joins Acquia at a time when the company is expanding its public sector capabilities. Earlier this year Acquia was granted an Authority to Operate (ATO) by the U.S. Department of Treasury under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)SM for federal customers using Acquia Cloud Enterprise and Acquia Cloud Site Factory. FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The FedRAMP ATO further validates Acquia’s leading security, risk, and compliance practices and provides assurance to government agencies that these practices are in place for their cloud properties. In the past year, Acquia continued adding prominent public sector customers to its portfolio. In July the City of Boston launched the new Boston.gov, a highly useful, visual, and accessible site built with Drupal on the Acquia Platform. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Government of Australia, and the Northern Health Authority join a diverse group of Acquia customers who are leading innovation and reinventing digital in the public sector. Those organizations include the State of New York, City of Los Angeles, FEMA, MTA, the Department of the Treasury and many more. Read more on Cochran’s take on Open Government and its global potential on the Acquia blog. About Acquia Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organizations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organizations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Cisco, Stanford University, and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. NEWS: National Film And Sound Archive (NFSA) digitally shares Australia’s audiovisual collection through govCMS 2016-11-13T21:00:00Z news-national-film-and-sound-archive-nfsa-digitally-shares-australia-s-audiovisual-collection-through-govcms Sydney, Australia, November 14 2016 - Acquia and Razorfish today welcome the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) to Drupal and the Acquia Platform, led by APAC partner Razorfish, as part of the govCMS program. The NFSA collects, preserves and shares Australia’s audiovisual history. Digital technology plays a vital role in its ‘sharing’ function, and creates unprecedented opportunities to render the vast NFSA’s collection even more discoverable and accessible to all Australians. Please see the table below for an Experience Menu of launch curated collections available from November 14. Razorfish, in partnership with Acquia, was tasked with helping NFSA realise its strategic vision of digital leadership in the cultural sector. The first step in this ambitious project is the redesign and relaunch of the NFSA website to provide a platform for contemporary and future audiences to discover and explore more than 100 years of film, television, radio, music, etc. As a Government agency, the NFSA had access to the govCMS program: an open source web content management system hosted on the public cloud using Drupal. Agencies using govCMS are able to create and manage unclassified websites cost effectively, in compliance with Australian government standards. The govCMS service is managed by the Department of Finance. This significant public asset aims to engage a broader audience, and facilitate content discovery. As part of this, the NFSA and Razorfish have: undertaken a complete review and redesign of the website navigation and information architecture to create a more engaging and ‘discoverable’ user experience.​ facilitated the discovery and creative reuse of rich assets within the collection by placing them higher in the hierarchy of the website​ created a curation platform for the 2.3 million assets within the collection, allowing them to be grouped together in curated ‘showcase’ experiences. “We are very excited to introduce the new NFSA website. Not only can the public enjoy exploring our curated collections and online exhibitions, but for us, this platform is an essential tool to share our collection in an increasingly connected audiovisual world. Working with Razorfish and Acquia has allowed us to create a world-class experience that we hope will be enjoyed by our audience and stakeholders,” said Michael Loebenstein, NFSA CEO. “We’re proud to have worked in partnership with the NFSA and Acquia to deliver the most user-centric and creatively excellent website using the govCMS platform to date. It’s been a privilege for Razorfish to engage with an institution as important to Australia’s culture and heritage as the NFSA. This is such a transformational piece of work, and the website now really articulates and executes the organisation’s purpose and goals,” said Simon Pelletier, Managing Director, Razorfish. “NFSA’s new site demonstrates the versatility of govCMS for building elegant, media rich, and highly intuitive sites, and the archive gains the benefits of an accessible, scalable platform from which to develop creative, digital leadership. Working with Razorfish, we’ve developed a platform where the public may begin exploring the history contained in the archive and discover how it relates to today,” concluded Graham Sowden, GM for Acquia Asia Pacific and Japan. LAUNCH CURATED COLLECTIONS FILM SOUND RADIO TELEVISION VINTAGE POPULAR Muriels Wedding Early record sleeves Binny Lum’s interviews Colour TV in Australia Cats Before they were famous Crocodile Dundee Johnny O'Keefe Women in radio Go!! Show WW1: Popular music Life In Australia Crocodile Dundee II Wax cylinders Gaywaves News from the capital Harry Julius’s 1910s animation Trains Malcolm Sounds of Australia over the years Lumi ère Cricket Caddie Sounds of Australia 2016 Vintage sound equipment Beach Storm Boy Taussig: Manasse Surfing Filmmaker interviews Taussig: Hollywood Priscilla TIME CAPSULE ORAL HISTORY Taussig: European Picnic Brisbane Musicians Newsreel: Cinesound Polish film posters Ballarat TV Journalists Newsreel : Gazette Festival posters Melbourne Newsreel : Australia Today Gallipoli Sydney NFSA Restores Darwin Adelaide LAUNCH ONLINE EXHIBITIONS The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Muriel's Wedding Storm Boy Johnny O'Keefe ABOUT THE NFSA The NFSA is Australia’s premier audiovisual archive, collecting, preserving and sharing Australia's audiovisual heritage - our nation's films, radio and TV programs, recorded sounds, scripts, costumes and much more. The NFSA is the nation’s ‘living archive’ where more than 2.3 million items representing over a century of Australian history and creativity, are preserved for the public, present and future, to discover and re-use. About Acquia
 Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organisations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organisations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including The Australian Government, through the govCMS platform, Flight Centre, Foxtel, TransLink and IAG are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information visit www.acquia.com or call +61.2.8607.8446.
 About Razorfish Motivated and inspired by what's next, Razorfish helps its clients navigate the unknown, drive change and transform business. One of the pioneers of marketing in the digital age, Razorfish has a unique blend of technology, creativity and media at its core. The agency’s world class capabilities in strategic consulting, experience design, brand building, technology platforms, data services, retail/commerce and media services enable transformational work for clients including Citigroup, McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz USA, Microsoft, Nike China, Unilever and Uniqlo. Razorfish’s team of 3000+ experts span 25 regions, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. Razorfish is part of the Publicis.Sapient platform. For more information, visit Razorfish.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Weibo and Instagram. Razorfish. Here for tomorrow.™ Acquia Named a Leader in Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management 2016-09-29T22:27:38Z acquia-named-a-leader-in-gartner-s-2016-magic-quadrant-for-web-content-management SYDNEY - Sep 30, 2016 -  Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced it has again been positioned by Gartner, Inc in the leaders quadrant of the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management1. According to Gartner, "WCM will no longer be so monolithic. It will become more modular, granular and atomic to facilitate delivery of the 'best next digital experience.' Cloud-first strategies will win the day, with cross-channel continuity fueling ongoing customer interaction. Microservices with a high level of interoperability will enable WCM elements to be coupled with different sets of third-party technologies, depending on the requirements of the current phase of the customer's journey." "We feel Acquia's recognition as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the third year in a row is a testament to our leadership in cloud-native digital experience platforms," said Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia. "Acquia has demonstrated how the combination of open source and cloud creates a solution with unmatched agility for customers. We are proud that an increasing number of the world's leading organisations rely on Acquia to power their web and digital experiences." The Acquia Platform helps organisations across all industries deliver personalised and contextually relevant experiences to customers via any web or digital touchpoint. The Acquia Platform offers a secure platform-as-a-service cloud environment for the Drupal web content management system, advanced multi-site management, powerful developer tools, and software-as-a-service capabilities for personalisation, content syndication, and more. With Acquia, customers can introduce new digital capabilities faster, manage large-scale web deployments with ease, and create innovative digital experiences that deliver real business impact. "Leaders should drive market transformation," Gartner states in the report. "Leaders have the highest combined scores for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. They are doing well and are prepared for the future with a clear vision and a thorough appreciation of the broader context of digital business. They have strong channel partners, a presence in multiple regions, consistent financial performance, broad platform support and good customer support. In addition, they dominate in one or more technologies or vertical markets. Leaders are aware of the ecosystem in which their offerings need to fit." A complimentary copy of the Gartner, Inc. 2016 "Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management" research report is available for download from the Acquia website. 1 - "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management," by Mick MacComascaigh and Jim Murphy, September 28, 2016. About The Gartner Magic Quadrant Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About Acquia Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organisations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organisations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Cisco, Stanford University, and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information visit www.acquia.com or call +61.2.8607.8446.