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Writing the Digital Business Handbook

CDOs, Digital Strategists Transform Organizations for Success
Digital is changing business as usual. And changing government as usual. And higher ed as usual. Whether you’re Timex, the State of Georgia, or Oxford’s SAID Business School, interacting with the public is rapidly changing and evolving.

Five Reasons Enterprise Marketers Will Love Drupal 8

Drupal 8’s Power, Ease of Use, and Enterprise Level Technology Make It the Go-To Platform for Enterprise Marketers
The anticipated release of Drupal 8 promises some great opportunities and advantages for new marketers and new applications .

Five Steps to Get Ready for the Acquia Certified Developer Exam

“I want to get Acquia Certified. How do I prepare for the exam?” is a frequently asked question since the launch of the Acquia Certified Developer exam in March 2014.

5 Mistakes to Avoid on Your Drupal Website

Drupal is one of the most flexible content management systems in existence. This eBook provides best practices in five crucial areas of building and maintaining an effective Drupal site:

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Cloud Security in Flux—Protecting Your Business with Defense in Depth

Can you build an invincible Drupal site? The easy answer is no, but you have a few ways to prepare and secure your site to withstand any sort of vulnerability or traffic spike.

Selling the Story: The Content and Commerce Combination

The impact of commerce on modern business is undeniable. From changing the retail experience to the introduction of pure pricing transparency, online shopping is now the primary way that brands interact with loyal and prospective customers.
In this ebook, we’ll look at the trends sweeping over the commerce landscape and show you how you can take advantage of the content and commerce combination to sell your story.

10 Reasons Every Marketer Should Be Using Drupal Now

Marketers around the world face the same pressures of trying to leverage marketing automation, content marketing, social media engagement, SEO, and more to drive prospective buyers to engage with their brands. More often than not, that engagement is happening on a website where the need to deliver an immersive digital experience to keep prospects and customers coming back, is vital.

The Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8 Part 2

Everything a Site Builder Would Want to Know
Welcome to Part 2 of a series we’re calling “The Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8.” Whether you’re a site builder, module or theme developer, or simply an end-user of a Drupal website, Drupal 8 has tons in store for you! This ebook will attempt to enumerate the major changes in Drupal 8.
Note that since Drupal 8 is still under active development, some of the details below may change prior to its release. Drupal 8 is now feature-frozen, so most information should remain relevant. Where applicable, Drupal 7 contribted equivalents of Drupal 8 features will be noted.

How Drupal Can Make Us Healthier

The health sector is undergoing transformational growth and change, offering both opportunities and challenges for the industry.
The catalyst behind healthcare technology adoption is the HITECH Act, which “seeks to improve American health care delivery and patient care through an unprecedented investment in Health IT.” The desired outcome is a better-connected healthcare ecosystem between physicians, patients, insurance providers, nurses, family caregivers, and others, but right now that outcome is not being realized.

Four Reasons Your Technical Team Will Love Acquia Cloud Site Factory

In this ebook, you’ll read about the four reasons your technical team will love Acquia Cloud Site Factory, a solution that is designed to make your life easier and help your technical team kick some serious behind.
Built on the open source content management system Drupal, Acquia Cloud Site Factory is a cloud-based website management platform that allows users to create, manage, and deploy tens, hundreds, or even thousands of beautiful sites in record time from one unified dashboard.

Going Digital: The Enterprise Shift to Being Digital First

Of the Fortune 500 companies that existed 10 years ago, 70 percent are no longer sitting on their fortune. In fact, they have either been knocked out of the top 500 or are no longer in business due to digital disruption.
And it’s no secret that the digital age has made a major impact on every aspect of our lives.

Test for Success: A Digital Marketer’s Guide to Personalization

In today’s marketing world, buzzwords like automation, user experience, and custom content fill the pages of every blog post for customer experience and lead generation. It’s no wonder, given the wealth of data available on every prospective customer.
In this eBook, we show you how to take your testing strategy from concept to execution so that you can test for success, and ultimately drive more conversions on your site.

The Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8 Part 1: Mobile, Multilingual, and Content Authoring

Whether you’re a site builder, module or theme developer, or simply an end user of a Drupal website, Drupal 8 has tons in store for you.
This ebook will enumerate the major changes in Drupal 8 for the end user which includes: mobile, multilingual and content authoring improvements.

Writing the Digital Business Handbook

CDOs, Digital Strategists Transform Organizations for Success
Digital is changing business as usual. And changing government as usual. And higher ed as usual. Whether you’re Timex, the State of Georgia, or Oxford’s SAID Business School, interacting with the public is rapidly changing and evolving. As organizations struggle to transform, digital strategists of many descriptions and titles are appearing on the scene to help devise strategies and achieve major organizational goals in the evolving digital environment.

Global Reliability for Sites Too Big to Fail

Imagine that you run a tech startup that offers a clever, cloud-based software service. You’ve worked hard to build and promote it, and one day a small miracle happens— your product is featured on Mashable. Before you know it, you’re getting tens of thousands of hits an hour, and your homegrown server crashes under the load. Your service goes dark while you scramble to bring it back up. Suddenly what should have been your best day ever has just become your worst nightmare. In this scenario, having a high availability solution could spare you the major headache.

Drive Engagement and Site Conversion in Higher Education

Converge Content, Community, and Commerce
In this rapid age of innovation, it is imperative that educational establishments are able to attract and enroll the best prospective students. Once those students have matriculated, institutions need to develop software applications to support students and help them to collaborate, pay bills, take part in extracurricular activities and, most importantly, learn.

Five Steps to Get Ready for the Acquia Certified Developer Exam

“I want to get Acquia Certified. How do I prepare for the exam?” is a frequently asked question since the launch of the Acquia Certified Developer exam in March 2014.
Whether you are an expert Drupalist or a relatively new one, this guide will provide you with an insight into the nature of the exam, give you clear advice on how you can prepare, and provide some useful exam-taking tips.

Think Like a Publisher

Turn Your Commerce Site into a Content Machine
Content is king. But as the line between publishers and brands are blurring, all brands are finding themselves in both the content and the commerce games. And customers expect this.

Five Reasons Enterprise Marketers Will Love Drupal 8

Drupal 8’s Power, Ease of Use, and Enterprise Level Technology Make It the Go-To Platform for Enterprise Marketers
The anticipated release of Drupal 8 promises some great opportunities and advantages for new marketers and new applications . Drupal 8 delivers all the power, capability and ease of use to make it a true enterprise-ready tool, with features rivaling any CMS on the market. It delivers on where the market is trending and the technologies of the internet . Reinforced stability and reliability increase Drupal’s suitability for the enterprise business more than ever.

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Cloud Security in Flux—Protecting Your Business with Defense in Depth

Can you build an invincible Drupal site? The easy answer is no, but you have a few ways to prepare and secure your site to withstand any sort of vulnerability or traffic spike.

Selling the Story: The Content and Commerce Combination

The impact of commerce on modern business is undeniable. From changing the retail experience to the introduction of pure pricing transparency, online shopping is now the primary way that brands interact with loyal and prospective customers.
In this ebook, we’ll look at the trends sweeping over the commerce landscape and show you how you can take advantage of the content and commerce combination to sell your story.

10 Reasons Every Marketer Should Be Using Drupal Now

Marketers around the world face the same pressures of trying to leverage marketing automation, content marketing, social media engagement, SEO, and more to drive prospective buyers to engage with their brands. More often than not, that engagement is happening on a website where the need to deliver an immersive digital experience to keep prospects and customers coming back, is vital.

The Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8 Part 2

Everything a Site Builder Would Want to Know
Welcome to Part 2 of a series we’re calling “The Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8.” Whether you’re a site builder, module or theme developer, or simply an end-user of a Drupal website, Drupal 8 has tons in store for you! This ebook will attempt to enumerate the major changes in Drupal 8.
Note that since Drupal 8 is still under active development, some of the details below may change prior to its release. Drupal 8 is now feature-frozen, so most information should remain relevant. Where applicable, Drupal 7 contribted equivalents of Drupal 8 features will be noted.

How Drupal Can Make Us Healthier

The health sector is undergoing transformational growth and change, offering both opportunities and challenges for the industry.
The catalyst behind healthcare technology adoption is the HITECH Act, which “seeks to improve American health care delivery and patient care through an unprecedented investment in Health IT.” The desired outcome is a better-connected healthcare ecosystem between physicians, patients, insurance providers, nurses, family caregivers, and others, but right now that outcome is not being realized.

Four Reasons Your Technical Team Will Love Acquia Cloud Site Factory

In this ebook, you’ll read about the four reasons your technical team will love Acquia Cloud Site Factory, a solution that is designed to make your life easier and help your technical team kick some serious behind.
Built on the open source content management system Drupal, Acquia Cloud Site Factory is a cloud-based website management platform that allows users to create, manage, and deploy tens, hundreds, or even thousands of beautiful sites in record time from one unified dashboard.

Going Digital: The Enterprise Shift to Being Digital First

Of the Fortune 500 companies that existed 10 years ago, 70 percent are no longer sitting on their fortune. In fact, they have either been knocked out of the top 500 or are no longer in business due to digital disruption.
And it’s no secret that the digital age has made a major impact on every aspect of our lives.

Going Digital: The Enterprise Shift to Being Digital First

Of the Fortune 500 companies that existed 10 years ago, 70 percent are no longer sitting on their fortune. In fact, they have either been knocked out of the top 500 or are no longer in business due to digital disruption.
And it’s no secret that the digital age has made a major impact on every aspect of our lives.

Going Digital: The Enterprise Shift to Being Digital First

Of the Fortune 500 companies that existed 10 years ago, 70 percent are no longer sitting on their fortune. In fact, they have either been knocked out of the top 500 or are no longer in business due to digital disruption.
And it’s no secret that the digital age has made a major impact on every aspect of our lives.

Going Digital: The Enterprise Shift to Being Digital First

Of the Fortune 500 companies that existed 10 years ago, 70 percent are no longer sitting on their fortune. In fact, they have either been knocked out of the top 500 or are no longer in business due to digital disruption.
And it’s no secret that the digital age has made a major impact on every aspect of our lives.

Going Digital: The Enterprise Shift to Being Digital First

Of the Fortune 500 companies that existed 10 years ago, 70 percent are no longer sitting on their fortune. In fact, they have either been knocked out of the top 500 or are no longer in business due to digital disruption.
And it’s no secret that the digital age has made a major impact on every aspect of our lives.

Test for Success: A Digital Marketer’s Guide to Personalization

In today’s marketing world, buzzwords like automation, user experience, and custom content fill the pages of every blog post for customer experience and lead generation. It’s no wonder, given the wealth of data available on every prospective customer.
In this eBook, we show you how to take your testing strategy from concept to execution so that you can test for success, and ultimately drive more conversions on your site.

The Ultimate Guide to Drupal 8 Part 1: Mobile, Multilingual, and Content Authoring

Whether you’re a site builder, module or theme developer, or simply an end user of a Drupal website, Drupal 8 has tons in store for you.
This ebook will enumerate the major changes in Drupal 8 for the end user which includes: mobile, multilingual and content authoring improvements.

Global Reliability for Sites Too Big to Fail

Imagine that you run a tech startup that offers a clever, cloud-based software service. You’ve worked hard to build and promote it, and one day a small miracle happens— your product is featured on Mashable. Before you know it, you’re getting tens of thousands of hits an hour, and your homegrown server crashes under the load. Your service goes dark while you scramble to bring it back up. Suddenly what should have been your best day ever has just become your worst nightmare. In this scenario, having a high availability solution could spare you the major headache.

Global Reliability for Sites Too Big to Fail

Imagine that you run a tech startup that offers a clever, cloud-based software service. You’ve worked hard to build and promote it, and one day a small miracle happens— your product is featured on Mashable. Before you know it, you’re getting tens of thousands of hits an hour, and your homegrown server crashes under the load. Your service goes dark while you scramble to bring it back up. Suddenly what should have been your best day ever has just become your worst nightmare. In this scenario, having a high availability solution could spare you the major headache.

Pages

Selling the Story: The Content and Commerce Combination

The impact of commerce on modern business is undeniable. From changing the retail experience to the introduction of pure pricing transparency, online shopping is now the primary way that brands interact with loyal and prospective customers.
In this ebook, we’ll look at the trends sweeping over the commerce landscape and show you how you can take advantage of the content and commerce combination to sell your story.

How Drupal Can Make Us Healthier

The health sector is undergoing transformational growth and change, offering both opportunities and challenges for the industry.
The catalyst behind healthcare technology adoption is the HITECH Act, which “seeks to improve American health care delivery and patient care through an unprecedented investment in Health IT.” The desired outcome is a better-connected healthcare ecosystem between physicians, patients, insurance providers, nurses, family caregivers, and others, but right now that outcome is not being realized.

Drive Engagement and Site Conversion in Higher Education

Converge Content, Community, and Commerce
In this rapid age of innovation, it is imperative that educational establishments are able to attract and enroll the best prospective students. Once those students have matriculated, institutions need to develop software applications to support students and help them to collaborate, pay bills, take part in extracurricular activities and, most importantly, learn.

Think Like a Publisher

Turn Your Commerce Site into a Content Machine
Content is king. But as the line between publishers and brands are blurring, all brands are finding themselves in both the content and the commerce games. And customers expect this.

From Zero to 60...

Build Great Digital Experiences in Higher Education with Acquia Cloud Site Factory
Colleges and universities were among the first organizations to create websites. they are natural content generators with access to great thinkers, cutting edge research, and engaged students, not to mention they embody the word community. the web, as a result, was the perfect vehicle for them to communicate all they had to share and to connect with others.

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.

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.

Can Your CMS Handle Success?

CMS Selection Guide: Higher Education Edition
Today, we shop in the virtual world of storefronts, whether we’re pricing the options on a new car, comparing the attributes of a digital single lens reflex (dSlr) camera, or looking for a new home. Shopping for a college or university is no different. Long before a student and his/her parents ever take a walk through the ivy walls of a storied campus, they have spent many hours online shopping campuses, cities versus rural locations, an institution’s noted majors, and aid packages.

Building an Effective eLearning Experience with Drupal

Ray Saltini of Blink Reaction
Effective eLearning and knowledge management solutions are an essential element of success for most organizations, whether they are learning institutions, government agencies, or commercial enterprises. This eBook explains how Drupal 7 is a natural platform for creating sophisticated eLearning systems. Teaching can be difficult, with a lot of information to convey, whether learning systems target limited or large subject areas. Effective eLearning methodologies must take into account how people learn, not just content and skills.