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Can Your CMS Handle Success?

CMS Selection Guide
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.

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:

Simple Tips to Improve Drupal Performance: No Coding Required

Drupal is an extremely flexible framework, with an abundance of configuration options. With any large framework, flexibility and performance must be balanced. With correct configuration, Drupal can be lightning fast.

Tap Into Smartphone Demand

‘Mobile-izing’ Enterprise Websites With Flexible, Open Source Platforms
Today’s consumers are adopting the use of mobile devices at a rapid rate: A recent Pew Internet Project report found that 35 percent of American adults own smartphones, and a quarter of them use their mobile devices as their primary means of browsing the Internet. According...

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Can Your CMS Handle Success?

CMS Selection Guide: Media & Entertainment Edition
Today, the success stories in media, entertainment, and publishing sectors often do not originate from traditional sources. Successful books and videos have emerged directly from the Internet or have been propelled to success by online social communities. In order to compete successfully today, media organizations must have a CMS that can provide the content engine for smartphones, tablets, and other vital platforms, as well as be able to integrate into the multiple worlds of social media.

Simple Tips to Improve Drupal Performance: No Coding Required

Drupal is an extremely flexible framework, with an abundance of configuration options. With any large framework, flexibility and performance must be balanced. With correct configuration, Drupal can be lightning fast.
In this eBook, we show you how to optimize performance of your Drupal site without any knowledge of coding, server configuration, or the command line. This eBook focuses on those issues commonly found in Drupal, and which can be easily configured by any Drupal site builder.

Let’s Get Personal

For the Next-Generation Digital Experience, Success Is Built on Personalization
Personalization is as old as marketing itself. The simple definition hasn’t changed: Give each customer what he wants, how he wants it, when he wants it. This has been true since the days when customers returned regularly to their favorite shop because the clerk knew their name and was familiar with their individual shopping preferences.

From Zero to 60

Build Great Digital Experiences
Build Great Digital Experiences at the Speed of the Web with Acquia Cloud Site Factory

Are You Ready for Big Data?

The first weeks of 2013 were barely out of the gate when one industry analyst was already predicting that Big Data would be Time magazine’s 2013 “Person of the Year.” Watching what Google, Amazon, and Facebook have done with Big Data is impressive, enviable.
But what about companies with smaller staffs and budgets? When does it make sense to start up a Big Data program? If your email marketing system isn’t talking to your sales force automation system, and neither is synched up with your online purchase system, are you really ready to tackle a Big Data project?

Cooking Up Community

A Recipe for Fostering Drupal Success
“Come for the code. Stay for the community.” That’s the Drupal motto. Now that you have started using Drupal, is it time to create a Drupal community at your organization? The process of sharing, teaching, networking and collaborating is what turns the software that runs your website into the passion that changes your life.
We've put together a "Cookup Up Community" kit that contains everything you need for building your own Drupal community. This step-by-step guide provides the "recipe" that has worked for thousands of Drupalists who have built local Drupal communities.

Making the Shift to Open Source First

As the number of organizations that are comfortable with open source technologies increases, a curious new phenomenon is starting to take shape. Instead of viewing open source software as an alternative to commercial software, many of those organizations are making open source software their first choice for any and all IT projects. It’s only after searching high and low for open source software that can fill their needs that they actually consider using commercial software.

How Enterprises Can Build Integrated Digital Marketing Experiences with Drupal

It’s become necessary to adopt flexible web experience management (WEM) solutions that can enable digital marketers to create fully integrated customer experiences across a wide range of digital platforms. This eBook outlines how the open-source Drupal platform is an ideal tool for executing such marketing initiatives.

Tap Into Smartphone Demand

‘Mobile-izing’ Enterprise Websites With Flexible, Open Source Platforms
Today’s consumers are adopting the use of mobile devices at a rapid rate: A recent Pew Internet Project report found that 35 percent of American adults own smartphones, and a quarter of them use their mobile devices as their primary means of browsing the Internet. According to In-Stat’s research, smartphones will account for 45 percent of all phone shipments by 2015.

The Three C’s of Modern Web Site Management

Consolidation, Convergence, Collaboration
Modern web sites require sophisticated management to get the maximum value possible out of digital content. To achieve that goal there needs to be cooperation between the CIO and the senior executives that lead the rest of the business. That level of collaboration can only happen, however, when there is a content management system in place that not only makes it easier to manage multiple sites, but also gives the organization the greatest amount of granular control possible over the organization's digital assets.

Getting Content Right

Optimizing the Online Customer Experience Begins and Ends with Relevant Content
The quality of the experience that any customer has on the Web is directly related to the relevance of the content being presented to them at any given time. Ensuring that customers have the best experience possible requires a level of control over content that leverages rich taxonomies in ways that allow organizations to personalize every customer interaction.

Four ways companies can use open source social publishing tools to enhance their business operations

A look at how leaders are using a menu of more than 12,000 Drupal modules to enable social sharing
In this E-book, we’ll take a look at four of the ways that businesses can utilize Drupal’s open source technology to engage in social publishing.

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