Cloud

Acquia Names Michael Sullivan CEO, Dries Buytaert Elevated to Chairman

Submitted by Bryan Ruby on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 18:14

Acquia 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.

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.

Episerver Named a Leader in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for WCM

Submitted by RealWire on Tue, 08/01/2017 - 19:58

Independent analyst firm positioned the unified content and commerce platform provider on its ability to execute and completeness of vision

Episerver, a global provider of a single platform to smartly manage digital content, commerce and marketing in the cloud, today announced its position in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management”.

Gartner evaluated Episerver alongside 18 other vendors in the report, recognizing the company as a leader based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute. After key investments last year in real-time personalization and omni-channel campaign management, Episerver is continuing to build out its unified web content management and digital commerce solutions including an enhanced initiative with Microsoft for Dynamics 365.

According to Gartner, “Leaders should drive market transformation. 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. Leaders can:

DNN releases Evoq 9 with a new Content as a Service Platform

Submitted by Bryan Ruby on Mon, 12/19/2016 - 18:25

Although I retired last year from writing stories solely focused on content management systems, I still have a few of my favorites that I like to keep an eye on. One of those favorites is DNN which back in the day we once called DotNetNuke. Less than a year ago, DNN brought to market Evoq 8 which addressed modern day marketing needs for better customer engagement. Last week, DNN showed the industry the ongoing evolution of its product line through Evoq 9. The new release continue's DNN's journey to be more than CMS company as it reaches beyond websites to apps, devices, and other Internet of Things.

Evoq 9's goal is to deliver omnichannel publishing via a microservices architecture. To make this happen, Evoq 9 includes Liquid Content, a new Content as a Service platform that is delivered as a service via DNN’s cloud platform, Liquid Content Cloud. Features included in Liquid Content: