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Gartner: Acquia Named a Leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management*

Find out why Acquia is named a leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management (WCM)

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...

Acquia Lift: Personalization in Drupal

The days of “one-size-fits-all” marketing are over, and hyper-personalization is the new norm. Digital marketers and site owners are being asked to do more with less to engage customers, segment their audience, and offer highly tailored content.

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.

Is It Time To Consider Open Source WCM For Digital Experience?

Find Out If Open Source Is The Right Fit For You
This thought leadership paper titled " Is it time to Consider Open Source WCM for Digital Experience?" a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Acquia uncovers the results of a survey of 160 Enterprise Web Content Management buyers. You will learn why now is an optimal time to consider Open Source solutions like Drupal as these buyers highlight their growing satisfaction rates and confirm the market has shifted towards unique Digital Marketing requirements.

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.

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.

Drupal: Powering Transformational Digital Marketing on the Open Web

We are at an inflection point in history. The digital revolution has given consumers an unprecedented level of control and choice as they spend more time researching, socializing, and buying online. To connect with these consumers and to influence their purchasing behaviors, marketers are now forced to deal with dozens of channels and engagement methods. Managing all of this is incredibly complex and time consuming, and is easier to get wrong then to get right.

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.

Drupal in the Trenches

Four Troubleshooting Tactics to Solve Real-World Problems on the Content Management Platform
For enterprises using the open source Drupal platform, it can often be difficult to determine the source of a problem with a corporate or internal website. This white paper will discuss the steps involved in resolving site problems on the Drupal content management platform.

Envisioning a Large-Scale Drupal Engagement with Acquia Professional Services

How Acquia Professional Services Can Help You Succeed With Large Drupal Projects
Acquia’s Professional Services team is available to help companies envision, develop, and validate their Drupal websites to ensure the success of any Drupal project, no matter how large. Whether it’s building a Drupal-based website or migrating existing content to a Drupal content management system, Acquia’s team of consultants can provide expertise, training, and a broad array of technical services to supplement in-house efforts. Learn firsthand how Acquia Professional Services can help enterprises and government agencies with Drupal website deployment.

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.

Drupal and the Semantic Web

This white paper describes how Drupal easily manages linked data term sets to build smart web applications for the enterprise and thus add value to web-based solutions.

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.

The Payoffs of PaaS

Four Ways Cloud Platform As A Service Offerings Can Improve Performance While Reducing Operational Costs
This paper explains what Platform as a Service (PaaS) is and the benefits of moving to the cloud.


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.