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Guide to Creating Online Social Communities

Companies are continually looking for ways to create meaningful and lasting relationships with their customers . However, consumers have become very adept
at ignoring sales pitches, advertisements, and branded messaging.
This is where a strong, branded, online social community comes in.

From Zero to 60

Build Great Digital Experiences in the Financial Services Industry with Acquia Cloud Site Factory
Whether that includes spinning up sites for new campaigns or being able to focus marketing and content efforts on educational landing pages, Financial Services brands are using digital to expand their impact. Reduced costs, time to market, and the speed and agility to keep up with rapidly changing consumer expectations are the priorities. In this ebook, we’ll look at the ways Financial Services can execute strategic content changes—meeting their goals for cost effectiveness and rapid deployment—with one solution.

Top Four Best Practices

for Integrating Content and Community
One of the most powerful developments in the evolution of online business in recent years is the ability to combine social features—from ratings and reviews to sharing and full discussion forums—with content features—whether those are straight marketing or informative content, blogs, product descriptions, or database content. But the opportunity to integrate your website content with social features is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. In this ebook we present four ideas for tapping the benefits that come from a strategic blending of community and content.

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Your Online Community

Improve Your Social Offering and Mine Untapped Value from the Crowd
Building an online community around your brand, product, or organization is
 a powerful way to harness the knowledge and enthusiasm of both internal
 and external constituencies. So as you make your plan for the new year, whether you already have social tools in place or are looking to launch a new community, we offer you the following five resolutions to improve your social offering and mine untapped value from the crowd.

Building a Great Drupal Team

The web has seen rapid growth over the last 15 years. In addition, specialization 
of roles and job definitions have increased over the last five years. Meanwhile, these shifts and changes make assembling a great technical team especially difficult. Employers in the field of web development are competing to attract the brightest talents.
To create a great digital experience with Drupal, you need a great Drupal team. In this eBook, we share our recommendations for building your great Drupal team.

Putting the Design in Responsive Design

Best Practices Guide
Designing your digital site for desktop or laptop, as well as tablets and smartphones within a single codebase, is called responsive design.
The promise of responsive design? A single, digital site optimized for devices with various screen sizes. With so much information and so many content types, communicating key messages effectively is a challenge. This ebook provides best practices to consider while thinking through your redesign.

The Cloud Revolution

IT Adapts as Hosted Solutions Redefine Tech Roles
Today, cloud computing not only has changed how data is stored, but is permanently altering the role of information technology; IT professionals are using the current upheaval to define new roles, to explore new territories, and to push their companies in new directions .
In this ebook, we’ll look at IT’s new role in business strategy and introduce you to the practitioners and thinkers who are taking advantage of the cloud revolution to redefine their careers and the role of IT.

From Zero to 60...

Build Great Digital Experiences in the Life Sciences Industry with Acquia Cloud Site Factory
Today’s marketplace couldn’t be more competitive. Staying ahead of the competition means being able to respond to a changing market instantly. In the Life Sciences industry, launching a marketing campaign, a new product, a new brand, or even a new family of brands can mean the difference between success…or trailing the pack. Acquia Cloud Site Factory offers a turnkey solution for deploying one—or many—sites quickly and inexpensively, and with rich content. Acquia manages the technology so that you can manage the content.

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

UK Central and Local Government Edition
To be successful today, an organization must keep up with web-savvy digital natives who switch seamlessly between devices, channels, as well as their work and home personas. The objectives of cost efficiency and innovation might appear to be at odds, but the right choice of CMS can mean that your organization can have its cake and eat it too. This eBook provides some insights and recommendations into how to select a CMS that meets your needs.

Un CMS peut-il garantir votre succès ?

Choisir le CMS approprié: guide pratique
Pour pouvoir se démarquer aujourd’hui, les sociétés qui évoluent dans le domaine des médias, du divertissement ou de l’édition doivent pouvoir compter sur un CMS capable de fournir du contenu à la fois pour les smartphones, les tablettes et toute autres plate-forme jugée critique, tout en intégrant plusieurs réseaux sociaux à la

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

CMS Selection Guide: High Tech Edition
With mobile and digital becoming the center of the marketing experience, responsive design and personalization shouldn’t be afterthoughts; they should be the only thought. Being able to tailor content and differentiate web design based on the current needs and preferences of the consumer is essential.This ebook provides some insights, recommendations, and tips for selecting a new CMS that can assure that your digital experience has the right stuff to keep the consumer engaged until they are ready to contact a salesperson.

Passer de zéro à 100

Construire des expériences digitales uniques toujours à la pointe du web
La concurrence n’a jamais été aussi intense qu’aujourd’hui. Pour maintenir son avance sur ses concurrents, il faut une réactivité de tous les instants face aux marchés en constante évolution. Les entreprises doivent désormais être capables de s’adapter instantanément.
La capacité à lancer rapidement et efficacement une campagne marketing, un nouveau produit, une nouvelle marque, voire un ensemble de produits ou de marques devient une capacité déterminante pour la réussite des entreprises modernes.

Social et Open Source: 4 Best Practices à découvrir

Comment les entreprises peuvent utiliser les outils de publication sociale open source pour stimuler leurs activités
Drupal, système de gestion de contenu open source utilisé par de nombreuses grandes entreprises, notamment Twitter, Best Buy et l’université de Standford, s’avère une plateforme idéale pour la publication sociale.
Il existe plus de 12 000 modules Drupal que les sociétés peuvent utiliser ou modifier en fonction de leurs besoins spécifiques. L’approche modulaire de Drupal permet aux sociétés de réduire leurs coûts de développement, de créer une large gamme d’applications basées sur leurs besoins et de déployer rapidement des solutions.

Surviving the Mobile Tsunami

What You Need to Know to Catch the Wave
No longer can we think about mobile as an afterthought . Digital mobile experiences—on smartphones, tablets, digital glasses, digital watches, and more—are what we should be thinking about first. Responsive design is crucial. In addition, a consumer must be able to switch from laptop to tablet to smartphone while engaging in a digital experience that never misses a beat. This eBook explains how one can catch the wave of the mobile tsunami, rather than being swept under by it’s brute force.

Introduction to Agile: Software Development at the Speed of the Web

For the business user
The Agile methodology is an evolution in the software development process, but it isn't limited to just software. Find out how you can use this methodology to be more time efficient and cost effective while revolutionizing a product or brand.

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