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Month: August 2011 (Page 1 of 2)

Acquia and Lullabot Announce Drupalize.Me

Acquia and Lullabot, a Drupal strategy, training and development company, announced that Lullabot’s Drupalize.Me training is now available through Acquia Network. The Acquia Network provides developers and site builders with answers, tools, and support for creating, extending, and maintaining extraordinary web experiences on Drupal. It will now offer access to Drupalize.Me video tutorials and training presentations as part of the Acquia Professional and Enterprise subscriptions. Basic and Developer level subscribers can try Drupalize.Me for one month for US $1.00. Drupalize.Me is a convenient way to learn Drupal, providing instant access to an unrivaled library of Drupal training from top-tier experts, streamed to your computer, tablet, or smart phone. More than 335 high-quality, in-depth videos are currently available, with over 140 hours of training — and new videos are being added every month. Drupalize.Me offers practical information that both beginner and experienced developers can understand and apply immediately. Acquia also announced the addition of four other new services for Acquia Network: Insight, which provides enhanced Drupal monitoring capabilities; SEO Grader, an SEO analysis tool; Blitz, which tests websites’ abilities to handle high traffic loads; and Acquia Apps Market – an API and store for third-party applications for Drupal available in Q4 2011. http://acquia.com

Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform Now Available

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the immediate availability and free trial of its new Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform and first set of solutions for Customer Experience Management (CRM). The Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform, first unveiled in June, is an open, modular, standards-based offering for delivering engaging digital solutions across social, Web, mobile, and print channels. The platform includes integration with the Adobe Online Marketing Suite to optimize digital marketing campaigns and personalize digital experiences across all marketing, sales and service delivery channels. In addition, integration with Adobe Flash Builder(R) 4.5 and Flex 4.5 helps enterprise IT organizations build highly expressive mobile applications for Android devices, BlackBerry PlayBook, iPhone and iPad. Built on the Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform, an initial set of the company’s Customer Experience Solutions are available now‚ Integrated Content Review; Web Experience Management; and Customer Communications. http://www.adobe.com/uk/solutions/customer-experience/enterprise-platform.html

HP to Acquire Autonomy

HP and Autonomy Corporation announced the terms of a recommended transaction under which HP will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Autonomy for £25.50 ($42.11) per share in cash. The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both HP and Autonomy. The Autonomy board of directors also has unanimously recommended its shareholders accept the Offer. Based on the closing stock price of Autonomy on August 17, 2011, the consideration represents a one day premium to Autonomy shareholders of approximately 64 percent and a premium of approximately 58 percent to Autonomy’s prior one month average closing price. The transaction will be implemented by way of a takeover offer extended to all shareholders of Autonomy. A document containing the full details of the Offer will be dispatched as soon as practicable after the date of this release. The acquisition of Autonomy is expected to be completed by the end of calendar 2011. Founded in 1996, Autonomy is a provider of infrastructure software for the enterprise with a customer base of more than 25,000 global companies. Positions HP as leader in large and growing space‚Äî Autonomy has a strong position in the $20 billion enterprise information management space, which is growing at 8 percent annually and is uniquely positioned to continue growth within this space. Furthermore, key Autonomy assets would provide HP with the ability to reinvent the $55 billion business analytics software and services space, which is growing at 8 percent annually. Reasons for the acquisition were cited as‚Äî Complements HP’s existing technology portfolio; Provides differentiated IP for services and extensive vertical capabilities in key industries; Provides IPG a base for content management platforms; Enhances HP’s financial profile; as well as Autonomy should be accretive to HP’s earnings. http://www.hp.com/ http://www.autonomy.com/

CrownPeak and Magus Partner to Deliver Complete SaaS Solution for Web Content Management

CrownPeak, the Web Content Management (WCM) Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution provider, and Magus, the SaaS website quality and compliance monitoring provider, announced a partnership making the Magus ActiveStandards website governance platform available with the CrownPeak Cloud Web Content Management (WCM) System. The combined offering is a complete SaaS solution that gives the ability to allow more business users to publish content across multiple digital channels while protecting the brand by ensuring compliance with corporate, legal and regulatory standards. Online marketers are able to implement these initiatives in the cloud and receive the capability to quickly and easily deliver content to mobile devices, target content based on browsing behavior, integrate analytics into a content management environment and target content for authenticated site visitors and more when using the CrownPeak Cloud WCM System with the ActiveStandards compliance platform. The CrownPeak Cloud WCM System is a configurable solution that allows one to add, update and manage external content and make styling changes as quickly as eBusiness strategies demand. IT departments can maintain control of the infrastructure while giving Marketing the ability to serve visitors with the right content at the right time. The CrownPeak solution offers pre-integrated frameworks, the ability to deliver Cloud WCM globally without replicating IT infrastructure, a platform agnostic solution to import, export and publish data through standard protocols and formats. http://www.crownpeak.com/ http://www.magus.co.uk/

Microsoft Discontinuing eReader

Microsoft is discontinuing Microsoft Reader effective August 30, 2012, which includes download access of the Microsoft Reader application from the Microsoft Reader website. However, customers may continue to use and access the Microsoft Reader application and any .lit materials on their PCs or devices after the discontinuation on August 30, 2012. New content for purchase from retailers in the .lit format will be discontinued on November 8, 2011. http://www.microsoft.com/reader/

Rivet Software Releases Dragon View 6.0

Rivet Software, the provider of XBRL financial reporting and analytics solutions, announced the release of Dragon View 6.0. Dragon View 6.0 empowers business users to review and verify XBRL information. Dragon View 6.0 supports all review procedures within SOP09-1, the AICPA’s Agreed-Upon Procedures for XBRL. Dragon View 6.0 gives both public companies and auditors the ability to conduct quality and assurance checks of XBRL data and create the necessary external review and verification documentation. The SEC released a Staff Observations report on June 15, 2011 detailing common issues found in XBRL filings. Dragon View 6.0 gives business users a way to automate the review of these issues and improve accuracy and consistency across the entire filing. Dragon View 6.0 is now available in two packaging options. For companies with an existing XBRL creation tool, Dragon View can be purchased as a stand-alone review and verification solution. Rivet Software’s full auditing package includes Dragon View and CoreFiling’s Magnify, the world’s leading independent XBRL validation tool. http://www.rivetsoftware.com/

Adobe Announces Website Creation Tool for Graphic Designers

Adobe has unveiled the public beta of new software, code-named “Muse”, that enables graphic and web designers to design and publish HTML websites without writing code or working within restrictive templates. Leveraging the latest Web standards, Muse combines design and creative freedom with frameworks for adding navigation, widgets and HTML for advanced interactivity on a website. Designers can add fully customizable interactive elements like slideshows, lightboxes, remote rollovers and more. Muse embeds HTML code snippets from sources including Google Maps, YouTube and Facebook and allows for the creation of Adobe‚Äêhosted trial sites for testing and review purposes. A site can be sent to clients, converted to a paid Adobe‚Äêhosted site or exported for FTP to other hosting providers. Muse is different from other Adobe web design products such as Dreamweaver, which requires coding to build websites; Edge, which is for creating HTML5 animations and motion-based graphics (not websites) or Flash Catalyst, a tool for designing internet applications built on Flex. http://muse.adobe.com

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