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Acquia a leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management

Dries Buytaert - 28 July 2017 - 12:23pm

I'm on vacation this week, and I've been trying to disconnect and soak up time with my family. However, I had to make an exception to write a quick but exciting blog post, as Acquia was named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management. This marks Acquia's placement as a leader for the fourth year in a row, solidifying our position as one of the top three vendors in Gartner's report.

Acquia recognized as a top 3 leader, next to Adobe and Sitecore, in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management.

Early in my career I didn't fully understand or value the role of industry analysts like Gartner. Experience has taught me that strong analyst reports provide credibility and expose vendors to new markets and customers. It's easy to underestimate the importance of this kind of recognition for Acquia, and by extension for Drupal. If you're not familiar with the role of analyst firms, you can think of it this way: if you want to find a good coffee place, you use Yelp. If you want to find a nice hotel in New York, you use TripAdvisor. Similarly, if a CIO or CMO wants to spend $250,000 or more on enterprise software, they often consult an analyst firm like Gartner.

This year's report further cements Acquia's position as an industry leader as we received the highest marks for "Cloud Capability and Architecture". The report further highlights how Acquia enables our customers to use Drupal to the fullest extent. We enhance Drupal with services like Acquia Lift that empower organizations to not only meet the needs of their customers, but to be ambitious with digital. Today, a variety of organizations, ranging from DocuSign to the Tennessee Department of Tourism are using Acquia Lift to create significant value for their businesses.

In addition to tools like Acquia Lift, Gartner also highlighted the flexibility inherent to Acquia's platform. Acquia's emphasis on Open APIs, ranging from Drupal 8's API-first initiative to APIs for Acquia Cloud, Acquia Site Factory, and Acquia Lift, allows organizations to deliver critical capabilities faster and better integrated in their existing environments. For example, Wilson Sporting Goods delivers experiential commerce by marrying the abilities of Drupal and Magento, while Acquia supports Motorola's partnership with Demandware.

Our tenure as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management has enabled organizations across every industry to take a closer look at Acquia and Drupal. Organizations like Nasdaq, Pfizer, The City of Boston, and the YMCA continue to demonstrate the advantages of evolving their operating models with Drupal in comparison to our proprietary counterparts. Everyday, I get to witness firsthand how incredible and influential brands are shaping the world with Acquia and Drupal, and our standing in the Gartner Magic Quadrant reinforces that.

Categories: Drupal

Acquia a leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management

Dries Buytaert - 28 July 2017 - 12:23pm

I'm on vacation this week, and I've been trying to disconnect and soak up time with my family. However, I had to make an exception to write a quick but exciting blog post, as Acquia was named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management. This marks Acquia's placement as a leader for the fourth year in a row, solidifying our position as one of the top three vendors in Gartner's report.

Acquia recognized as a top 3 leader, next to Adobe and Sitecore, in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management.

Early in my career I didn't fully understand or value the role of industry analysts like Gartner. Experience has taught me that strong analyst reports provide credibility and expose vendors to new markets and customers. It's easy to underestimate the importance of this kind of recognition for Acquia, and by extension for Drupal. If you're not familiar with the role of analyst firms, you can think of it this way: if you want to find a good coffee place, you use Yelp. If you want to find a nice hotel in New York, you use TripAdvisor. Similarly, if a CIO or CMO wants to spend $250,000 or more on enterprise software, they consult an analyst firm like Gartner. Large enterprises continue to rely heavily on leading analyst firms.

This year's report further cements Acquia's position as an industry leader as we received the highest marks for Cloud Capability and Architecture. The report further highlights how Acquia enables our customers to use Drupal to the fullest extent. We enhance Drupal with services like Acquia Lift that empower organizations to not only meet the needs of their customers, but to be ambitious with digital. Today, a variety of organizations, ranging from DocuSign to the Tennessee Department of Tourism are using Acquia Lift to create significant value for their businesses.

In addition to tools like Acquia Lift, Gartner also highlighted the flexibility inherent to Acquia's platform. Acquia's emphasis on Open APIs, ranging from Drupal 8's API-first initiative to APIs for Acquia Cloud, Acquia Site Factory, and Acquia Lift, allows organizations to deliver critical capabilities faster and better integrated in their existing environments. For example, Wilson Sporting Goods delivers experiential commerce by marrying the abilities of Drupal and Magento, while Acquia supports Motorola's partnership with Demandware.

Our tenure as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management has enabled organizations across every industry to take a closer look at Acquia and Drupal. Organizations like Nasdaq, Pfizer, The City of Boston, and the YMCA continue to demonstrate the advantages of evolving their operating models with Drupal in comparison to our proprietary counterparts. Everyday, I get to witness firsthand how incredible and influential brands are shaping the world with Acquia and Drupal, and our standing in the Gartner Magic Quadrant reinforces that.

Categories: Drupal

Dries Buytaert: Acquia a leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management

Planet Drupal - 28 July 2017 - 12:23pm

I'm on vacation this week, and I've been trying to disconnect and soak up time with my family. However, I had to make an exception to write a quick but exciting blog post, as Acquia was named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management. This marks Acquia's placement as a leader for the fourth year in a row, solidifying our position as one of the top three vendors in Gartner's report.

Acquia recognized as a top 3 leader, next to Adobe and Sitecore, in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management.

Early in my career I didn't fully understand or value the role of industry analysts like Gartner. Experience has taught me that strong analyst reports provide credibility and expose vendors to new markets and customers. It's easy to underestimate the importance of this kind of recognition for Acquia, and by extension for Drupal. If you're not familiar with the role of analyst firms, you can think of it this way: if you want to find a good coffee place, you use Yelp. If you want to find a nice hotel in New York, you use TripAdvisor. Similarly, if a CIO or CMO wants to spend $250,000 or more on enterprise software, they consult an analyst firm like Gartner. Large enterprises continue to rely heavily on leading analyst firms.

This year's report further cements Acquia's position as an industry leader as we received the highest marks for Cloud Capability and Architecture. The report further highlights how Acquia enables our customers to use Drupal to the fullest extent. We enhance Drupal with services like Acquia Lift that empower organizations to not only meet the needs of their customers, but to be ambitious with digital. Today, a variety of organizations, ranging from DocuSign to the Tennessee Department of Tourism are using Acquia Lift to create significant value for their businesses.

In addition to tools like Acquia Lift, Gartner also highlighted the flexibility inherent to Acquia's platform. Acquia's emphasis on Open APIs, ranging from Drupal 8's API-first initiative to APIs for Acquia Cloud, Acquia Site Factory, and Acquia Lift, allows organizations to deliver critical capabilities faster and better integrated in their existing environments. For example, Wilson Sporting Goods delivers experiential commerce by marrying the abilities of Drupal and Magento, while Acquia supports Motorola's partnership with Demandware.

Our tenure as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management has enabled organizations across every industry to take a closer look at Acquia and Drupal. Organizations like Nasdaq, Pfizer, The City of Boston, and the YMCA continue to demonstrate the advantages of evolving their operating models with Drupal in comparison to our proprietary counterparts. Everyday, I get to witness firsthand how incredible and influential brands are shaping the world with Acquia and Drupal, and our standing in the Gartner Magic Quadrant reinforces that.

Categories: Drupal

July Releases Available From CMON

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 July 2017 - 12:00pm
The latest set of releases are now available from CMON. It’s a gang-heavy month, it seems. There’s 3 organized crime games available (Banana Bandits, The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire, and Gang Rush: Breakout), one about investigating a murder scene in Sherlook, and finally, there’s Modern Art, which, I guess, you could be smuggling stolen art. What […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

PlayStation Plus prices on the rise in Europe and Australia

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 28 July 2017 - 11:35am

Prices in the pair of PAL regions are set to increase on August 31. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Friday Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 July 2017 - 11:00am
We have made it to the weekend. Well, almost, anyway. Just gotta finish up today and we’ll get there. It’ll be fine. But to make sure we can get to the cool stuff of the weekend, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today on the platter we have: Last Sword Miniatures’ Reichguard […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Drupal core announcements: Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Planet Drupal - 28 July 2017 - 10:42am
Start:  2017-08-01 12:00 - 2017-08-03 12:00 UTC Organizers:  catch cilefen xjm Event type:  Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, August 02. Drupal 8.3.6 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. Drupal 8.4.0-alpha1 will also be released sometime during the week to begin preparation for the upcoming minor release in October. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

To ensure a reliable release window for the patch release, there will be a Drupal 8.3.x commit freeze from 12:00 UTC Tuesday to 12:00 UTC Thursday. Now is a good time to update your development/staging servers to the latest 8.3.x-dev code and help us catch any regressions in advance. If you do find any regressions, please report them in the issue queue. Thanks!

To see all of the latest changes that will be included in the release, see the 8.3.x commit log.

Other upcoming core release windows after this week include:

  • Wednesday, August 16 (security release window)
  • Wednesday, September 06 (patch release window)
  • Wednesday, October 5 (scheduled minor release)

For more information on Drupal core release windows, see the documentation on release timing and security releases, as well as the Drupal core release cycle overview.

Categories: Drupal

New Armored Vehicle and Bundles Available For Bolt Action

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 July 2017 - 10:00am
We’re getting a little something from two different major theaters of WWII in today’s Bolt Action releases from Warlord Games. On one side of the world, there’s the new Type 91 So-Mo Armoured Car, which has parts to make it run on both roads as well as railroads. Over in Europe, and specifically Great Britain, […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Hover CSS

New Drupal Modules - 28 July 2017 - 9:58am

This module is to provide easy integration of Hover CSS, a collection of CSS3 powered hover effects to be applied to links, buttons, logos, SVG, featured images and so on.

Usage:
https://github.com/IanLunn/Hover/blob/master/README.md

Module usage:
This module allows you to implement Hover CSS hover effects in your Drupal modules & themes. Once you have enabled this module and add the library, then you can use any hover effects included in Hover CSS.

Categories: Drupal

Unbreakable Bonds Expansion Now Available For Runebound

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 July 2017 - 9:00am
Runebound is a competitive game. While all the players want to avoid a defeat via the scenario overwhelming them all, it’s still every hero for themselves. But many people these days like cooperative games. It lets everyone be on the same team and you win or lose together as a group. Also, sometimes your whole […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Forge World Taking Orders For Gabriel Angelos, Master of the Blood Ravens

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 July 2017 - 8:00am
As usual for a Friday, Forge World has a new model in their webshop that you can order. This time around, it’s Gabriel Angelos, Master of the Blood Ravens. I honestly know nothing about the Blood Ravens. I just know that the mini’s pretty cool-looking with a big-ass hammer. From the website: Gabriel Angelos, Master […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

ARKTIKA.1 Weapons Gameplay - by Andrii Krasavin

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 28 July 2017 - 7:48am
ARKTIKA.1 Weapons Gameplay
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Working with Git (for Games and… in General) - by Trent Polack

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 28 July 2017 - 7:44am
A story of version control on a large Unreal Engine 4 project, working with the command line, and general tips/tricks for git and git-lfs.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Player motivation, part 2: Popular psychological models - by Andrii Goncharuk

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 28 July 2017 - 7:44am
As previously we discussed, process of writing/reading memory is really complex and involve hormones and neurotransmitters a lot. In this article I will give some examples on existing motivational models and their applications.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Enabling narrative intentionality - a design analysis of 1979 Revolution: Black Friday - by Sayam Ghosh

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 28 July 2017 - 7:44am
This post analyses the game design of "1979 Revolution: Black Friday" through the lenses of mechanical/fictional design and narrative intentionality, in order to understand what makes the game such a compelling narrative experience.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Let it go: social anxiety and life sims - by Renee Sima

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 28 July 2017 - 7:43am
A short essay exploring my changing relationship with social interaction through the lens of The Sims and Tomodachi Life.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Table Tantrums Back Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 July 2017 - 7:00am
We all know those friends who just don’t get along, but occasionally have to be brought together for some sort of gathering. You know, like a wedding or some other feast. As a host, you do your best to not put feuding people next to one-another. That can get rough if there’s a bunch of […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Lullabot: Pantheon Adds Free HTTPS For All Sites!

Planet Drupal - 28 July 2017 - 6:30am

Pantheon is rolling out free HTTPS to all their websites—great news for the Drupal community since HTTPS is tremendously important, and Pantheon now provides an easy and free alternative to buttoning up your Drupal site with HTTPS. 

HTTPS is critical these days. I wrote a series of articles about HTTPS earlier this year, HTTPS Everywhere: Security is Not Just for Banks, HTTPS Everywhere: Quick Start With Cloudflare, and HTTPS Everywhere: Deep Dive Into Making the Switch.

As I noted in those articles, HTTPS is important for the privacy of your site users as well as the security of the site itself. And it's increasingly important in SEO.

Pantheon partnered with Fastly to deliver traffic across their edge cloud platform, and they integrated Let's Encrypt to provide HTTPS free to all sites on their platform. As a result, sites will run even faster, and content will be delivered even closer to users. As they say,"HTTPS on Pantheon is now automatic and free—forever."

All Pantheon sites are now automatically:

  • Distributed across 36 global points of presence (POPs)
  • Issued HTTPS certificates for free 
  • Getting an instant 2x boost in performance, at minimum

Pantheon provides details about how to take advantage of the HTTPS change. New sites will be set up on HTTPS automatically. Existing sites may need to make a small change to your DNS configuration and add some configuration to settings.php. Note that existing sites will be rolled out gradually. If you don't see a single "Domains/HTTPS" tab in your dashboard, your site hasn't been updated yet. Contact Pantheon, and they'll take care of it.

In my HTTPS series, I talked about the process of using a free Cloudflare account to add HTTPS to a Drupal site hosted on Pantheon. Any site set up as described in that article is ready for the Pantheon change, and will not need to make changes to DNS and settings.php file. They should have been configured correctly as a part of setting the site up to use Cloudflare. The only change needed to switch from Cloudflare to using Pantheon's CDN is to go to the "DNS" page on Cloudflare and toggle the orange cloud icon, so it is gray instead of orange. That will indicate that Cloudflare is no longer providing the proxy service, only DNS.

I tried this out on my own Pantheon site. I had set it up using Cloudflare's free SSL option. Since I already made the necessary DNS changes as a part of that change, the switch to Pantheon's new CDN was seamless. I only had to contact them to tell them I was ready to switch, wait for the changes to propagate, go to Cloudflare and toggle their CDN off, and a few minutes later I could see that my site was serving HTTPS using the Pantheon certificate. After this change, Cloudflare is still providing my DNS services, but not my SSL certificate.

I commend Pantheon for adding free HTTPS to their platform!

Categories: Drupal

Steamforged Games Posts Guild Ball Balance Update

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 July 2017 - 6:00am
Nothing is perfect. And the more complex something is, the more chances that something not being quite right getting through. Well, miniatures games can be pretty complex, and sometimes things need to be fixed. Guild Ball has a lot of interactions that go on, and some of them have been deemed a bit too powerful. […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

agoradesign: Drupal quick tip of the day: the "autocompleteclose" event

Planet Drupal - 28 July 2017 - 4:30am
Today I want to introduce you to the lesser known "autocompleteclose" event that you can use for Ajax callbacks in Drupal's Form API.
Categories: Drupal

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