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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 and 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.

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.


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.

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.