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Acquia Named a Leader in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management*

Find out why Acquia is named a leader in the Magic Quadrant for WCM
The 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for WCM states that web content management is no longer simply a tool for creating web pages — it's now vital software for increasing the effectiveness of digital strategies.

Forrester Research: Bridge the Commerce/Content Divide

The Issue: The Content and Commerce Divide
Commerce and digital marketing teams tell a familiar story. The commerce team launches an online store on a commerce platform. Commerce and IT focus on the platform and evolve it as the online business grows—focusing on basics such as PCI compliance and product information and expand-ing to more complex integrations. Now they want to add content, such as reviews and engaging media, that will inform and guide shoppers.

Beyond Marketing: Why Digital Disruption Requires a Deeper Transformation

The forces of digital disruption have toppled established business models, magnified the significance of digital channels and competences, and initiated the “customer-centric era.” Chief marketing officers (CMOs) and their marketing organizations would seem to be ideally positioned to lead the organizational response to these disruptions. Marketing typically owns the customer relationship and has developed sophisticated methods for understanding and communicating with customers.

Is het tijd om Open Source Web Content Management te overwegen voor uw digitale omgevingen?

Ontdek of Open Source de juiste keuze is voor uw situatie.
De whitepaper 'Is it time to consider open source WCM for Digital Experience' is het resultaat van een onderzoek gehouden door Forrester Consulting in opdracht van Acquia. Voor dit onderzoek zijn ruim 160 beslissers op het gebied van Enterprise Web Content Management ondervraagd. U leest in dit rapport waarom het moment is aangebroken om te kiezen voor Open Source-oplossingen, zoals Drupal, omdat een groeiende groep beslissers aangeven dat zij zeer tevreden zijn met hun keuze voor Open Source voor hun digitale marketing strategieën en uitvoering.

Digital Government 2014: The Two-Year Progress Report

On May 23, 2012, the Obama Administration launched the Digital Government Strategy, an effort to improve the way that agencies utilize digital tools and data to improve services for the American people. The strategy builds upon four principles: Information-Centric, Shared Platform, Customer-Centric, and Security and Privacy. Two years later, government agencies vary in their progress toward many of the goals set forth in the Digital Government Strategy.

The Forrester Wave: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms, Q3 2014

by Stephen Powers, Mark Grannan, and Anjali Yakkundi, July 22, 2014
Why Read This Report
In Forrester’s 29-criteria evaluation of digital experience delivery providers, they’ve identified the 13 most significant software vendors in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details their findings about how well each vendor fulfills their criteria and where they stand in relation to each other in order to help application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals select the right products for their digital experience delivery needs.
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Drupal Security White Paper

This paper provides an analysis of the current state of Drupal security. Decision makers evaluating Drupal for use as a content management system or framework solution are encouraged to use this document in their decision process. The analysis includes historical vulnerability data with respect to mitigation techniques, common and critical security risks, and the community-driven procedures unique to Drupal.

Take Control of Your Digital Properties with Acquia Cloud Site Factory

Acquia Cloud Site Factory enables digital business leaders to efficiently and effectively deliver large numbers of unique, branded web experiences while maintaining control of the process. Time to market becomes days instead of weeks or months. With Acquia Cloud Site Factory, you’ll be able to control website production with a repeatable, scalable, well managed platform that lowers costs and facilitates creativity and innovation.

Content And Commerce: The Odd Couple Or The Power Couple?

Forrester Research, Inc.
Forrester Research analysts Stephen Powers and Peter Sheldon have taken on the challenge of integrating content & commerce in a new report, “Content And Commerce: The Odd Couple Or The Power Couple?” We’ve licensed this report to make it available to the world at large because they do an excellent job of capturing the issue, the end result, and why a better solution is warranted.
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The results are in! Acquia Named a Leader in "Social Depth Platforms" Wave™

Forrester Research, Inc. “Social Depth Platforms” Forrester Wave, Q3 2013
According to Forrester, Drupal Commons "provides the best integration options of all the vendors we evaluated," and "customers touted Acquia Drupal Commons for its flexibility, ease of use, and high return on investment." But, don't just take our word for it!

10 Layers of PaaS

Building Success on Acquia Cloud Builder’s Guide
A great digital experience is essential for success in today’s digital marketplace. Not only is building, deploying, hosting, and scaling web applications complicated, but leaving resources available that allow for continuing innovation is crucial to ongoing success.
This whitepaper provides an overview of the 10 layers of PaaS that application builders and managers should consider when evaluating PaaS providers.

When Media and Entertainment Firms Go Digital

To thrive in the digital age, media and entertainment firms must nurture profitable relationships between content and customers. They build brand and buzz behind popular tunes, episodes, and entertaining personalities. Successful firms foster friction-free networks, channel valuable content that flows through them, and build engaging communities around them. Along the way, they squarely face the future and digitize their most promising revenue streams.

Building the Business Case for the Next-Generation CMS

To survive and prosper in the Digital Age, your business must be ready to excel in a highly competitive marketplace. To keep pace with the consumer, and remain ahead of the competition, you no longer can rely on a CMS that is tied to a proprietary vendor's feature roadmap, rather than your immediate business requirements. Built on open source Drupal, the next generation CMS supports continuous innovation, market agility and the freedom to put the needs of your business first.

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.

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Drupal Multi-site

Drupal offre une fonction très utile appelée Multi-site, qui permet de servir de nombreux sites à partir d’une même base de code Drupal. Grâce à cette fonction, vous pouvez réduire les coûts liés à la gestion du code pour plusieurs sites et bénéficier d’une grande agilité pour lancer rapidement vos nouveaux sites.
Vous trouverez dans ce guide technique une description détaillée de Multi-site, des conseils pour exploiter cette fonction pour votre organisation et la liste des aspects à prendre en compte concernant l’infrastructure lors du déploiement d’une installation Multi-site.

Drupal Multi-site

Drupal offre une fonction très utile appelée Multi-site, qui permet de servir de nombreux sites à partir d’une même base de code Drupal. Grâce à cette fonction, vous pouvez réduire les coûts liés à la gestion du code pour plusieurs sites et bénéficier d’une grande agilité pour lancer rapidement vos nouveaux sites.
Vous trouverez dans ce guide technique une description détaillée de Multi-site, des conseils pour exploiter cette fonction pour votre organisation et la liste des aspects à prendre en compte concernant l’infrastructure lors du déploiement d’une installation Multi-site.

Beyond Marketing: Why Digital Disruption Requires a Deeper Transformation

The forces of digital disruption have toppled established business models, magnified the significance of digital channels and competences, and initiated the “customer-centric era.” Chief marketing officers (CMOs) and their marketing organizations would seem to be ideally positioned to lead the organizational response to these disruptions. Marketing typically owns the customer relationship and has developed sophisticated methods for understanding and communicating with customers.

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

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.

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

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.

Digital Government 2014: The Two-Year Progress Report

On May 23, 2012, the Obama Administration launched the Digital Government Strategy, an effort to improve the way that agencies utilize digital tools and data to improve services for the American people. The strategy builds upon four principles: Information-Centric, Shared Platform, Customer-Centric, and Security and Privacy. Two years later, government agencies vary in their progress toward many of the goals set forth in the Digital Government Strategy.

Digital Government 2014: The Two-Year Progress Report

On May 23, 2012, the Obama Administration launched the Digital Government Strategy, an effort to improve the way that agencies utilize digital tools and data to improve services for the American people. The strategy builds upon four principles: Information-Centric, Shared Platform, Customer-Centric, and Security and Privacy. Two years later, government agencies vary in their progress toward many of the goals set forth in the Digital Government Strategy.

Drupal Security White Paper

This paper provides an analysis of the current state of Drupal security. Decision makers evaluating Drupal for use as a content management system or framework solution are encouraged to use this document in their decision process. The analysis includes historical vulnerability data with respect to mitigation techniques, common and critical security risks, and the community-driven procedures unique to Drupal.

Take Control of Your Digital Properties with Acquia Cloud Site Factory

Acquia Cloud Site Factory enables digital business leaders to efficiently and effectively deliver large numbers of unique, branded web experiences while maintaining control of the process. Time to market becomes days instead of weeks or months. With Acquia Cloud Site Factory, you’ll be able to control website production with a repeatable, scalable, well managed platform that lowers costs and facilitates creativity and innovation.

Content And Commerce: The Odd Couple Or The Power Couple?

Forrester Research, Inc.
Forrester Research analysts Stephen Powers and Peter Sheldon have taken on the challenge of integrating content & commerce in a new report, “Content And Commerce: The Odd Couple Or The Power Couple?” We’ve licensed this report to make it available to the world at large because they do an excellent job of capturing the issue, the end result, and why a better solution is warranted.
Download this report to learn:

10 Layers of PaaS

Building Success on Acquia Cloud Builder’s Guide
A great digital experience is essential for success in today’s digital marketplace. Not only is building, deploying, hosting, and scaling web applications complicated, but leaving resources available that allow for continuing innovation is crucial to ongoing success.
This whitepaper provides an overview of the 10 layers of PaaS that application builders and managers should consider when evaluating PaaS providers.

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.

Cloud First with Drupal and Acquia

Doing the Public’s Business
In the current era of open government and tight budgets, Federal agencies must focus on doing the public’s business as transparently and as cost effectively as possible. For Federal IT managers, OMB’s Cloud First strategy holds great promise: on-demand access to shared computing services, provisioned on a scalable basis, and the ability to deliver solutions faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost than custom-developed systems.
Drupal and Acquia support Cloud First initiatives across the Federal government.

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.

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Digital Government 2014: The Two-Year Progress Report

On May 23, 2012, the Obama Administration launched the Digital Government Strategy, an effort to improve the way that agencies utilize digital tools and data to improve services for the American people. The strategy builds upon four principles: Information-Centric, Shared Platform, Customer-Centric, and Security and Privacy. Two years later, government agencies vary in their progress toward many of the goals set forth in the Digital Government Strategy.

Content And Commerce: The Odd Couple Or The Power Couple?

Forrester Research, Inc.
Forrester Research analysts Stephen Powers and Peter Sheldon have taken on the challenge of integrating content & commerce in a new report, “Content And Commerce: The Odd Couple Or The Power Couple?” We’ve licensed this report to make it available to the world at large because they do an excellent job of capturing the issue, the end result, and why a better solution is warranted.
Download this report to learn:

When Media and Entertainment Firms Go Digital

To thrive in the digital age, media and entertainment firms must nurture profitable relationships between content and customers. They build brand and buzz behind popular tunes, episodes, and entertaining personalities. Successful firms foster friction-free networks, channel valuable content that flows through them, and build engaging communities around them. Along the way, they squarely face the future and digitize their most promising revenue streams.

How Drupal and Acquia Contribute to Shared Services Initiatives

Innovating with Less
As they streamline their connections with the public using digital technologies, Federal agencies are increasing their investments in shared services. “To make the most use of our resources and ‘innovate with less,’ we need to share more effectively, both within the government and with the public,” OMB states in its roadmap Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People.

How Drupal Supports the New IT Roadmap for Digital Government

With the release in May 2012 of its new IT roadmap, Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People, the Federal Government is embarking on an ambitious effort to streamline connections with the public using digital technologies.1 “New expectations require the Federal Government to be ready to deliver and receive digital information and services anytime, anywhere, and on any device.”

When Publishers Go Digital

Publishing for the Digital Age
Long accustomed to print-driven publishing cycles, publishers must now adapt to the digital revolution just to stay in business. They can no longer simply supplement their print publications with related web sites. A growing number of readers are replacing their hard copy newspapers and magazines with digital ones, and expect to read stories on their smartphones, tablets, and e-readers before they appear in print.

When High Tech Firms Go Digital

When Speed, Flexibility, and Agility Matter
High tech firms rely on the web to promote products and services, generate leads, and cement relationships with customers and partners. Savvy firms use the
web to rapidly develop leading-edge applications that expedite sales, transform business processes, and deliver profitable results. Smart firms realize how to exploit their digital channels and maximize the returns on their investments.

When Higher Education Goes Digital

Staying Abreast of Changing Web Technologies
Back when the web was new, colleges and universities were among the most enthusiastic early adopters. Faculty, staff, and students launched their own web sites to support research projects and educational activities using the innovative development tools of the day. A few even invented new technologies in their labs and dorm rooms. For example, Dries Buytaert, co-founder and CTO of Acquia, started the Drupal project in 2001 while a student at the University of Ghent.

When Government Goes Digital with Drupal

Learn How Acquia Delivers Effective Solutions
In the current era of open government, any agency must focus on doing the public’s business as transparently and as cost-effectively as possible. Whether an agency is working at the Federal, state, or local level, serving constituents and stakeholders is its first order of business.

Citizens, communities, and businesses need to:

Find relevant information about immediate topics of interest
Share insights about important issues
Communicate with agency staff members

White paper: The Open Government Directive and Open Source Social Publishing

How Drupal Empowers Citizen Participation Through Online Innovation
The explicit purpose of the OGD is to improve citizen interaction and engagement. Realizing the intentions behind the directive will require significant website innovation for many departments and agencies. Many public sector sites today are based on legacy, static web technologies. What content is available is often out of date, and citizens have limited, if any, ability to interact.