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MIT’s New Social Hub is the Best-designed University Portal Ever [Sept. 5, 2014]

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By Nidhi Subbaraman

There are a million different things going on at MIT every day, and the Institute is using slick design and every imaginable social channel to put on a MAXIMUM display.
A terrifyingly comprehensive and darned good-looking new hub, MIT Connect, catalogues each and every social media post associated with any of the university’s sprawling departments.

“It’s trying to give you a feeling like you’re right there on campus,” Stephanie Leishman, social media strategist at MIT, said. The goal is to connect with alums and prospective students.

The genius stroke is, all the streams meet in one place.

On its home page, the redesigned MIT Connect offers a tiled snapshot of everything that’s going on from every corner of the university. It’s a remarkably well designed showcase, designed to let prospective students become even better connected with the institute than ever before.

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Why A Former Forrester Analyst Is Betting His Career on Acquia and Drupal

I recently left my role as senior analyst at Forrester Research, where I helped to lead research on web content management and digital experience tools, to take a new challenge at Acquia.

The change is still fresh enough that nearly every day someone asks me, “Why Acquia?”

Mettre en place une infrastructure Web nouvelle génération avec Drupal et Acquia

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Au cours des dix dernières années, le web a complètement changé. Ce qui se résumait autrefois à un simple système de diffusion de contenu s’est désormais mué en une source de contenu social — un mélange riche et interactif combinant divers types de médias partagés par différents groupes de personnes et délivrés sur une multitude de supports.

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Drupal Best Practices Within Acquia Cloud Site Factory

In today’s super-competitive marketplace, staying ahead of the competition means being able to respond to changing markets instantly. Launching a new marketing campaign, 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 site—or hundreds of sites—quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing the branded experience expected by your visitors.

Local Drupal Development Sandboxes

If you're doing Drupal development, having a local sandbox is a necessity. Why? No one should be making untested changes on a production or staging server. And, a development server should be free of initial development errors where the developer should execute a small set of engineering tests before deployment. Plus, it can be time consuming to regularly deploy code developed locally onto a development server. To summarize: a local sandbox is absolutely best practice.

Das Netzwerk ist für alle da [6 August 2014]

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mercredi, 6. août 2014 Uhr
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Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Open-Source-Software ist vielerorts zum Standard geworden. Damit hat sich ein neues Kooperationsmodell etabliert, an dem sich auch die Großkonzerne beteiligen.

Von Helmut Martin-Jung

"Same procedure as every year": Die Menschen im Büro klicken auf der Windows-Oberfläche herum, die alle paar Jahre ein bisschen, manchmal sehr anders aussieht. "Same procedure"? Von wegen! Auch wenn die Computer am Arbeitsplatz noch denen früherer Jahre ähneln, dahinter hat sich so gut wie alles verändert.

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Open source tools are free

In a previous job, I had a boss that I really admired. He's near the end of his career and his experience had made him wise. He was humble, but would chime in as needed. One of my favorites was his ability to bust out short one-liners that would hit the nail on the head. Around the water cooler, we regularly discussed open source. Here are some worth mentioning:

Free like a puppy

This one always made me chuckle. But, it's true in so many ways.

10 Reasons Enterprise Marketers Choose Drupal

Cross-posted with permission from Mediacurrent

As marketers, you understand the importance of having a system that promotes ease and efficiency when it comes to implementing marketing processes. You want to create content once and use it over and over in different ways to create contextual user experiences.

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