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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: Social Publishing for Marketers

A CMO’s guide to achieving breakthrough marketing results with social publishing from Drupal and Acquia
Read this Whitepaper to learn how the Drupal social publishing platform, in combination with Acquia expertise, support, and software as a service offering like Drupal Gardens, is the only combination for marketers to crack to the inbound marketing code, and how companies, government agencies, and other organizations are succeeding as a result.

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.

White paper: The Path to Drupal

A Beautiful Architecture for Social Publishing
How “simple” and “extensible” equate to high levels of community involvement for open source
Flexibility and participation

White paper: The Surest Path to Social Publishing

Open Source, Drupal and Acquia
Social technologies on the web have changed forever how organizations interact with their communities. Companies, government bodies, schools and universities are rethinking the possibilities and relationships they share with customers, constituents, students and faculty.

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