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Achieving PCI Compliance for Your Site in Acquia Cloud

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a multifaceted security standard that is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data.
PCI Compliance applies to any organization that stores, transmits, or transacts credit card data. Failure to become PCI compliant may expose your businesses to legal and financial liabilities. This white paper summarizes roles and responsibilities regarding PCI compliance for Acquia Cloud hosted websites.

Acquia Cloud

Security and Compliance
The Acquia Cloud leverages a shared responsibility model for security in the cloud. At the infrastructure layer Acquia Cloud is built within Amazon’s AWS cloud environment and leverages Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Block Store (EBS) technology. As such Acquia Cloud leverages Amazon’s certifications and accreditations for the infrastructure, network and physical security layers of the environment. Amazon personnel have no logical access to Acquia Cloud hosts or applications.

Total cost of ownership of open source software

A report for the UK Cabinet Office supported by OpenForum Europe
Governments across the world want to save money, indeed they need to save money. At the same time they seek to achieve urgent transformation and reform in their organisational structures - a process that often requires new information systems and data infrastructures.

Assembling Mobile Experiences with Drupal

In this white paper you will learn how Drupal is used to develop mobile applications for the enterprise. Between mobile web apps and native mobile apps, Drupal is already a capable platform for assembling mobile experiences.

Evaluating Social Business Software: Five Key Considerations

5 compelling reasons why Commons [and Drupal] is a better solution than proprietary – extensibility, cost, innovation, freedom, usability.

White paper: Resource Guide: Developing for Mobile on Drupal

This resource guide directs you toward best practices for ensuring that your Drupal content looks just as good no matter where it ends up.Since there are two distinct areas of mobile development, each substantially different on the back-end, this guide distinguishes between mobile web sites and native apps.

White paper: Drupal and the Assembled Web

With Drupal, it is easy to produce engaging, content rich websites, incorporate both structured and unstructured data sources, and blend published information with user-generated content.

White paper: Enterprise-Grade Web Publishing with Drupal

Adapting to the digital revolution
Long accustomed to print-driven publishing cycles, professional publishers now have to adapt to the digital revolution just to stay in business. Certainly many magazine readers are still hooked on hard copy formats; print publications are not going away anytime soon.

Cloud deployment options make a difference in Acquia's Drupal business

The 451 Group provides information about market development. Acquia, which offers support and services for the popular open source Drupal content management project, recently did some expansion and rebranding of its cloud-based deployment options.

White paper: The Drupal-Powered Enterprise

Delivering Extraordinary Web Experiences without Extraordinary Burdens
The Drupal-Powered Enterprise identifies three ways to capitalize on Drupal as a unified platform for low-cost, central management of multiple websites.

White paper: Lower Social Business TCO with Commons (summary)

This paper compares the total cost of ownership of the Open Source Social Publishing Drupal solution to various proprietary Content Management systems, Social Business Software alternatives, and other community building software platforms. Our analysis shows that combined license and support charges come in at 2% to 11% of the costs of proprietary alternatives.

Migrating to Drupal

Smoothly Transfer Content, Users, Interface, and Metadata
This paper examines scenarios for migrating from other content-management systems (CMSes) such as Vignette, Jive, FatWire, ColdFusion, and Joomla. It evaluates reasons for migration, describes migration methods and tools, and suggests best practices.

White paper: Drupal and Web Experience Management

Beyond web publishing
Drupal is more than a platform for publishing content on the web. In this paper you will learn how you can leverage Drupal to manage your web presence.

White paper: The Fastest Way to a Drupal site

Think it, Plan it, Build it.
This white paper will give you a small planning toolset and a few tips to help get you oriented. I’d like you to get a Drupal 7 website planned and online today, and the fastest way to get there is Drupal Gardens (drupalgardens.com). It saves you from the technical overhead and lets you dive into how Drupal works, exploring the administrative interface and learning how to organize content.

White paper: Get a Grip on Hosting Costs for Your High Volume Website

Improve performance, scalability and availability, while reducing business risk and costs with the Drupal Open Source social publishing platform and Acquia Hosting services
In this paper you will understand how website hosting can cost you a lot of money and how Acquia hosting can help eliminate those additional costs while reducing business risk.

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White paper: Get a Grip on Hosting Costs for Your High Volume Website

Improve performance, scalability and availability, while reducing business risk and costs with the Drupal Open Source social publishing platform and Acquia Hosting services
In this paper you will understand how website hosting can cost you a lot of money and how Acquia hosting can help eliminate those additional costs while reducing business risk.

White paper: Building Enterprise Social Communities with Drupal

This white paper provides a brief introduction about why social-style software is important to organizations, and why open source Drupal is the best enterprise social business software solution.

White paper: TCO for Open Source Social Publishing

Going Beyond Social Business Software
This paper compares the total cost of ownership of the Open Source Social Publishing Drupal solution to various proprietary Content Management systems, Social Business Software alternatives, and other community building software platforms.

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