Oregon has always been well known for its timber industry. Indeed at one point in the 1970s fully 12% of the States GDP was produced by timber. While timber's former dominance is not a surprise, many people are surprised to learn that Oregon’s high tech sector is so prevalent. By some 2015 estimates, high tech in Oregon could be calculated at up to 25% of GDP.
In 2001, the Harvard Business Review published “First Mover Disadvantage” by William Boulding and Markus Christen. They made the case against what was traditionally seen as one of the greatest aspects of competitive advantage….and I loved it.
Many software firms believe that building great software is important. We believe it is important to take it one step further by committing to great business ethics along the way. We bring this into play through four key axioms:
First off, Drupal has had a great year and a great quarter. According to builtwith.com Drupal is second among all Content Management Systems at 13.75% of the top 10K websites and has added ~250K new website this quarter. That said, the number one CMS (WordPress) is at 42% of the market and according to the same source has added 5MM (yes, 5 million) websites this quarter. Here's the graph:
As a technology company, we tend to go full-bore with any tools that can move us away from paper. When Google Drive (formerly Google Apps) made authoring, organizing and sharing digital documents something available to the masses, we jumped on it. Fully three years later, for us it has been a huge success.