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Gartner: 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

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.

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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: 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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