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Acquia Named a Leader in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management*

Find out why Acquia is named a leader in the Magic Quadrant for WCM

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.

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.

When Government Goes Digital with Drupal

Learn How Acquia Delivers Effective Solutions
In the current era of open government, any agency must focus on doing the public’s business as transparently and as cost-effectively as possible. Whether an agency is working at the Federal, state, or local level, serving constituents and stakeholders is its first order of business.

Citizens, communities, and businesses need to:

Find relevant information about immediate topics of interest
Share insights about important issues
Communicate with agency staff members

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.

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.

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