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Drupal Multi-site

Drupal has a fantastically useful feature named Multi-site. It allows you to serve many sites from a single Drupal codebase, which can greatly reduce the overhead of managing code across multiple sites, and enables great agility in launching new sites quickly.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Migrating to Drupal

Smoothly Transfer Content, Users, Interface, and Metadata
This paper examines scenarios for migrating from other content-management systems (CMSes) such as Vignette, Jive, FatWire, ColdFusion, and Joomla. It evaluates reasons for migration, describes migration methods and tools, and suggests best practices.

White paper: Drupal and Web Experience Management

Beyond web publishing
Drupal is more than a platform for publishing content on the web. In this paper you will learn how you can leverage Drupal to manage your web presence.

White paper: The Fastest Way to a Drupal site

Think it, Plan it, Build it.
This white paper will give you a small planning toolset and a few tips to help get you oriented. I’d like you to get a Drupal 7 website planned and online today, and the fastest way to get there is Drupal Gardens (drupalgardens.com). It saves you from the technical overhead and lets you dive into how Drupal works, exploring the administrative interface and learning how to organize content.

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: Optimizing Drupal Performance - Benchmark Results

This paper presents the results of performance benchmarks for comparing several common PHP runtime environments and configurations. The application used for benchmarking is Drupal, the open source social publishing platform.

Analyst Report - The Gilbane Group Social Publishing with Drupal

Building Social Businesses on the Web with a Framework for Content and Community
Social publishing combines groomed and authoritative content, produced by an organization and emphasizing its core messages, with user-generated content that customers contribute via blogs, wikis, and social media tools. Drupal is an example of a social publishing platform, developed and maintained as an open source project, and delivered at an affordable cost.

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.

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.

White paper: Buyers Guide, Building an Enterprise-Class Web Site with Drupal

This free 30-page guide offered by Mediacurrent and Acquia provides practical advice on how to approach a Drupal web site project and hands-on planning tools. The document goes into granularity about how an organization can proactively position and scope their Drupal based initiative for long-term success.

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